The ‘Street Kit’ was left in place on the verges and in front of the school for 14 weeks to enable the effects to be experienced over a period of time with local residents watering the plants in the ‘street kit’. Despite concerns, all the pieces remained in place undamaged, and more children used the painted crossing and lollipop person rather than crossing elsewhere along the road. Before the kit was removed a survey was undertaken revealing that 95% of parents and residents would like to see the measures made permanent and 72% felt they had made the streets a lot more child friendly.
“Space for Encounter – Overcoming Division”
We can all observe that tensions and growing divisions are endangering our societies. Hate speech, social media filter bubbles, incitement to antagonise each other based on cultural, social, economic and religious differences have become everyday phenomena.
The Street Trial of the co-designed items took place on Valentine Avenue, outside the school on Friday 22nd June 2018. The road was closed at 1pm and then Sustrans and My Journey staff supported children to recreate the workshop designs on the street. Visual, colourful and creative crossings were created in spray chalk outside the main entrance of the school. The Sustrans colourful ‘street kit’ was used to create planters and seating in front of the school and in the verges to make the space brighter, more enjoyable to dwell in and limit inappropriate parking.
Through engaging with both the school students, their parents and the wider local community the aim of the project was to understand their issues and jointly find solutions to them. The activities centred on Valentine Primary School were part of a wider engagement programme in the area for which over 794 young people and students, 60 residents and 70 parents took part in workshops, surveys and temporary street design trials. The ambition was to support the community to speak confidently about what they wanted and reclaim ownership of their neighbourhood through hands-on events.
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Eine gute Nachbarschaft erhöht die Lebensqualität. Immobilienverwaltungen können die Nachbarschaftsbeziehungen durch die aktive Gestaltung des Siedlungraums fördern. Verwaltungen wiederum profitieren von engagierten Bewohner*innen, die sich für eine lebendige, intakte Siedlung einsetzen.
On behalf of Southampton City Council, Sustrans worked with pupils, parents, businesses and residents in Sholing to identify how the streets around Valentine Primary School can be made more child-friendly. The aim was to find ways to make the area feel safer for children to walk, cycle and play. By transforming a currently car-oriented neighbourhood into a child-friendly neighbourhood through behavioural change, the project hoped to improve quality of life for everyone. Sustrans is the charity that makes it easier to walk and cycle. The project ran for a year from March 2018.
Vom 29. bis 31. März 2020 findet in Wien der 13. Österreichische Radgipfel statt. Fachleute aus Wissenschaft und Verwaltung sowie VertreterInnen aus Politik und NGOs diskutieren und erarbeiten Lösungen für mehr Radverkehr.
Der Österreichische Radgipfel ist eine Konferenz zum Radverkehr und zur Infrastruktur, den Services und Dienstleistungen, die es dafür benötigt. Bis zu 500 Teilnehmerinnen und Teilnehmer aus Österreich und den benachbarten Ländern beraten dabei im Zeichen des Klimaschutzes
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GrowSmarter: transforming cities for a smart, sustainable Europe
In a rapidly urbanising world cities need to become smarter to respond to citizen needs and to reduce their environmental footprint. GrowSmarter brings together cities and industry to integrate and demonstrate ‘12 smart city solutions’ in energy, infrastructure and transport, to provide other cities with valuable insights on how they work in practice and opportunities for replication.
CCCUR 2020: 14. International Conference on Climate Change and Urban Resilience aims to bring together leading academic scientists, researchers and research scholars to exchange and share their experiences and research results on all aspects of Climate Change and Urban Resilience. It also provides a premier interdisciplinary platform for researchers, practitioners and educators to present and discuss the most recent innovations, trends, and concerns as well as practical challenges encountered and solutions adopted in the fields of Climate Change and Urban Resilience.
Wednesday 11th December, 15:00-15:50 UK time (16:00-16:50 CET), including Q&A session
School Streets and street openings are an effective way to create child friendly cities and neighborhoods. However, it is not always easy to consult the different stakeholders involved, and plan for these interventions so that they have wider impact.