Park + Jog regenerates its surroundings, bringing activity and value to blighted sections of the city, and it radically alters the political situation for the suburb and the heartless commute it makes inevitable. In 2006 it was shown at the Van Alen Institute in New York as part of the international exhibition “The Good Life - New Public Spaces for Recreation”.
Our utopian scheme is envisioned for a 1km stretch of the A6 road between Salford University and Manchester city centre. The road is transformed into a 4-lane linear park. One lane is grassed, another a water channel, another sand and the last a running track. Parking their cars in a multi-storey car park, commuters can change in the facilities provided and head east into Manchester walking, jogging, cycling, rollerblading, horse riding, swimming or rowing.