Huddersfield Ring Road
The objective was to map the A62 ring road around Huddersfield.
Over the course of two days several trips were made from the University to develop a GPS map of the road structure.
BLUE = TRAVEL BY CAR
RED = TRAVEL BY FOOT
GRID INCREMENT = 500 METRES
The starting point was the University which is on the outside
edge of the south-eastern side of the road.
The participants divided into small groups and chose to map the structure be foot or by car.
Those who traveled by foot volunteered to
circumnavigate the road either on the outer or inner edge.
This helped to define the routes either side of the main road and highlighted some of the difficulties
of some of the pedestrian paths, specifically around the northern edge.
Those who traveled by car, a popular option
due to the noncommittal rain, set off to map what they could.
Once the ring road had been covered with a sufficient density of GPS tracks then some of the surrounding roads
were traveled along for reference and orientation. Types of wrong-driving that took place included: weaving through
car parks, defining an unofficial outer ring road made up of minor roads during rush hour, and the largest
roundabout long the ring road was thoughtfully well defined by being driven around 38 times consecutively.