Over the last 60 years the city planning was car focused. The human city space has become a room full of combustion-energy machines. In this transition, children were left behind; like everything else that interfered with the free flow of motorised traffic, they were cleared out of the way. Instead, special reservations for children were built. We call them playgrounds! Because playing and lingering in their living environment was no longer possible. The street had become a hostile space, full of fear and danger, and it still is today.
Nel webinar verrà illustrata l'esperienza della città di Bolzano riguardo alle iniziative introdotte per rendere più sicuro il percorso casa-scuola degli alunni delle scuole elementari: i Nonni Vigili che presso gli attraversamenti pedonali aiutano i bambini ad attraversare in sicurezza, gli accompagnamenti pedibus, la chiusura temporanea di alcune strade in prossimità della scuola dette "strade scolastiche".
Am Radfahrtraining „Profis auf der Straße“ nimmt der Großteil der Volksschulen in Graz mit den vierten Klassen teil. 2019 wurden ca. 2000 Kinder der vierten Schulstufe in 90 Klassen durch die Forschungsgesellschaft Mobilität – FGM trainiert. Mit Hilfe von Förderungen der Stadt Graz und der Allgemeine Unfallversicherungsanstalt kann das Fahrradtraining für alle Grazer Volksschulen, sowohl private als auch öffentliche, in Graz kostenlos angeboten werden. Die meisten Schulen in Graz nehmen dieses Angebot an.
The bicycle training "Experts on the road" is attended by most of the primary schools in Graz. 2019 about 2000 children in fourth grade in 90 classes were trained by Austrian Mobility Research - AMOR. Due to funding by the city of Graz and an insurance company, the training can be offered free of charge to all primary schools in Graz, public and private ones.
The third edition of Future Urban Mobility is happening on 19 March 2020 and expects to attract more than one hundred directors, managers and policy officers. Networks, knowledge sharing and inspiration are central to the event.
Several keynote speeches will make up the agenda:
After over three years of working with local authorities and policymakers across Europe to accelerate the uptake of Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans (SUMPs), CIVITAS SUMPs-Up is drawing to a close.
It is organising a final event to share its wide-ranging results and multitude of SUMP tools and publications with Europe’s transport community.
UITP is organising a Conference on ‘How to get people out of their cars’ on 23 January from 9.00am to 1.30pm at the European Committee of the Regions in Brussels. The objective of the conference is to discuss solutions that can get citizens out of their cars to achieve a modal shift.
In Graz (AT) we are transforming parking space legally and without permission into public space again. We built the “Raumwandler” or “Space Transformer” to do so. Simply put, the “Raumwandler” is an adapted cargo bike in the size of half a parking lot. So, two “Raumwandler” put together, take up the space of a whole parking lot and because it is an ‘ordinary’ bicycle, we could park them legally on every public parking lot in the city, for free. You want to learn how?
All across Europe, citizens (including those who are not formally recognised as such) are realising they are not alone and are organising their communities. They are creating new online and offline spaces where working together and generating solidarity is what matters. In these spaces culture functions as a language to describe reality, to express feelings and opinions. Culture works to strengthen social ties and helps to imagine alternative ways of living and engaging with others in understanding, trust and peace.