CicloCultura, an event to encourage citizens to use bicycles 11/2013

CicloCultura, an event to encourage citizens to use bicycles

The project involves the realization of a temporary pedestrian area and a bike tour to discover the territory of Casalnuovo di Napoli, Italy read more


Study on mobility of employees of the Municipal Office in Gniezno 11/2013

Study on mobility of employees of the Municipal Office in Gniezno

The Mini-project “Study on mobility of employees of the Municipal Office in Gniezno” resulted in the introduction of a time-limited parking zone and the removal of parking spaces in Gniezno, Poland. read more


Cultura in Bici - Cycling culture 11/2013

Cultura in Bici - Cycling culture

This project was carried out in Cardito and Casoria, two towns located close to Naples, Italy. The main objective was to promote cycling and walking as alternatives to single-car trips. read more


Seixal’s Bay Bicycle Lane 11/2013

Seixal’s Bay Bicycle Lane

The aim of this project was to support the development of cycle lanes along a road extension in Seixal’s Bay, Portugal. The cycle lanes are part of the municipality’s cycling network plan. As part of TL, the conceptual design of the cycle lanes was carried out and approval of the plan was achieved. read more


Temporarily converting inefficiently used roadway space in a Place for People 11/2013

Temporarily converting inefficiently used roadway space in a Place for People

In a neighbourhood called Egia within the city of Donostia-San Sebastian (Spain), the mini-project proposed by Kalapie (Urban Cyclists Association) was part of a programme called “Neighbourhood by Neighbourhood” aiming to intervene in hilly areas with a complex urban morphology. read more


From Rybnik by bus: Public Transport Passenger Information 11/2013

From Rybnik by bus: Public Transport Passenger Information

The mini-project “From Rybnik by bus” focused on Rybnik’s inhabitants and travellers going to and from Rybnik by bus. Its purpose was to provide the general public with a web portal with reliable and precise information on scheduled commercial carriers operating on routes to and from Rybnik. read more


Use of Cargo Bikes for Green Park Maintenance 11/2013

Use of Cargo Bikes for Green Park Maintenance

To reduce pollution and to optimise park maintenance and garbage collection, old and inefficient trucks used for this work were replaced by environmentally friendly cargo bikes. This project was implemented in the largest sports and recreational park of Plovdiv, Bulgaria. read more


Campaign 11/2013

Campaign

The "I walk to school" campaign aimed to boost sustainable mobility by raising pupils’, teachers’, parents’ and citizens’ awareness of the benefits of walking and cycling. The campaign was implemented as an initiative of the City of Făgăraș Energy Department in Romania.

"I walk to school" involved several steps:
  • Advising schools on campaign objectives, handing out training materials describing the benefits of walking and establishment of schedules for future activities;
  • Organising specific activities at schools level: a slogan competition, composing lyrics and hymns, creating the campaign’s logo, designing illustrations showing walking as a central theme, overcoming prejudices and psychological barriers by discussing them and monitoring and evaluating the number of students who walk to school through surveys;
  • After these introductory activities took place, the Traffic Snake Game was implemented in several schools. Children from 3 kindergartens and 4 secondary schools have taken part, involving 500 kindergarten children and over 2000 school students. The Association for Valuing Education was one of the project’s partners;
  • "Walking Buses" were also implemented to support all students and parents to get together and walk to school. A map with walking bus routes has been developed. 500 students from three secondary schools and 200 high school students have been involved.

Every month, campaign managers have been present at the City Hall where all the encountered obstacles and campaign outcomes have been discussed. Teachers responsible for the campaign and others who were involved received diplomas.

A total of 2500 children have been involved in the Traffic Snake Game and 700 children have participated in the Walking Bus. The Traffic Snake Game was a real success and two schools have continued to monitor students’ trips to school and implemented a Traffic Snake Game of their own. Volunteers among the students’ grandparents considered the Walking Bus a way of protecting their children at road crossings. Therefore, they have decided to lead the “Buses” until the end of the school year.


Further information:
http://www.tvfagaras.ro/jocul-sarpelui-in-trafic.html
http://www.bunaziuafagaras.info/sarpele-din-holul-scolii/


Contact: Ana Dragutescu
Organization: The Association of Urban Transition
Country: Romania
Dame Gruev Street: Geometrical Elements and Traffic Organisation 11/2013

Dame Gruev Street: Geometrical Elements and Traffic Organisation

The aim is to engage the local administration to redesign Dame Gruev Street (Plovdiv, Bulgaria) to improve the quality of life for those using and living in the street. As a result, traffic calming, reduction of parking, better air quality and higher cyclist and pedestrian safety is expected. read more


Walking Cities Network' Website (www.ciudadesquecaminan.org) 09/2013

Walking Cities Network' Website (www.ciudadesquecaminan.org)

The project sought to develop online tools for dissemination, information and debate amongst the municipalities belonging to the Walking Cities Network in Spain (Ciudades que Caminan). The project involved creating a website, a high quality blog and other social media networks. read more


For the boy and the girl 09/2013

For the boy and the girl

This project involved the installation of parking facilities for bicycles at the main beaches of Portimão municipality, in Portugal. By doing so, the use of the bicycle as a sustainable mode of transport should be encouraged, in particular for trips to the beach. read more


“CIRCUS@UNI” - [CIRCUS = Creative Intelligent Reforming Campaign for Urban Sustainability] 09/2013

“CIRCUS@UNI” - [CIRCUS = Creative Intelligent Reforming Campaign for Urban Sustainability]

The CIRCUS@UNI project was about promoting sustainable mobility to the academic community of Athens (students and professors). read more


MuresOnBike - Parking spaces for bikes and the pro-cycling movement in Tirgu Mures 08/2013

MuresOnBike - Parking spaces for bikes and the pro-cycling movement in Tirgu Mures

MuresOnBike aimed to raise awareness of cycling as a mean of transportation and to install parking facilities for bicycles. read more


Walking Audit in Naples 08/2013

Walking Audit in Naples

The project was designed to identify deficiencies in the physical environment, especially for pedestrians, and generate a list of works/recommendations to be presented to local decision makers. read more


Certified mini-projects

Certificate

"Mini-projects" are small scale projects, implemented by trainees as training-on-the-job. The projects last from a couple of weeks to up to six months. They can be carried out by one person or in teams of two or more trainees. Each trainee, who takes part in at least one training event and completes a mini-project successfully, receives an official certificate from the project coordinator TU Dresden, Germany. 71 mini-projects were sucessfully implemented in the project lifetime.

Among all certified trainees, the eight most outstanding projects were awarded a prize. The prize was either a free study-trip to Graz or Bolzano or a participation at an international transport conference.

Scroll through the list to find out more about the mini-projects.

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