How can I split a (poly)line in segments of a given length in cartodb?

I want to be able to visualize segments of street, each 4m long, following the road curve. One way would have been to trace the road side with a line and then cut it in chunks of 4m.

I cannot use a simple "grid", as the 4m have to be tangent to the path, and I did not find a way to create points or lines with a given distance of each other.

It seems possible in QGIS and OpenJump (How to split a line every x meters?) but I cannot find a way to do it in cartodb.

Any suggestion?

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cartodb use postgres/postgis so you can make nice sql queries. I couldn't try but this one below should help: Split linestring to smaller lines

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