The women's cycling course in Zurich ended last week. Last year the Metamorphosis project tried to organize a bicycle trip for families. It turned out that in this specific neighborhood not all parents ride bicycles. The course now enables mothers to take their children on bike trips. Let's ride then!
A high amount of street space is dedicated to motorised traffic, making it inaccessible to children. Currently, for children to be allowed to use a parking space for playing, it would be necessary to do that in a parked car!
Many urban spaces are planned for the convenience of large cars forcing cyclists and pedestrians to squeeze together on the edges of road. It makes no sense to most people, except for the one holding the power of overkill.
Today, most of the streets in Munich are mainly designed for motorized vehicles. This has led to a high percentage of concrete space for cars and go-through-traffic at the expense of green space for recreational usage.
To address this issue and to show alternatives, a greening project was established in the city of Munich, called “Wanderbaumallee” (literally “Alley of walking Trees”). In the past, such projects were already implemented with very positive results, such as trees that were actually planted and remain permanently in the city.