Case Studies

Waltham Forest mini-Holland

  • Posted on: 30 October 2017
  • By: Carolyn Ireland

In Walthamstow Village, as part of the mini-Holland programme in September and October 2014 (for about 3 weeks), the London Borough of Waltham Forest trialled the conversion of a 2-way 'rat run' on Orford Road into a one way street and also trialled the closure of residential streets to through traffic – this was then made permanent.

Playing Streets in Vienna

  • Posted on: 24 October 2017
  • By: Susanne Wrighton

Children take priority on Vienna’s playing streets. Selected road segments in various districts of Vienna have been chosen as playing streets for children. These streets offer children the possibility to use and explore public space in many different and ways and to play in a safe environment.

The playing streets are a cooperation between the department of education and extracurricular youth supervision (MA13) and the department of city development and city planning (MA18).

Bubble Parade Alba Iulia

  • Posted on: 11 October 2017
  • By: Cristiana Fica

Summary

Global Bubble Parade is a movement of passionate individuals who share the belief that happines is the journey, not the destination, by joining together in peaceful local parades of soap bubbles.  

Context

Your happiness is just a few bubbles away! The aim of the movement  is to celebrate happiness together, to promote everyday mindfulness and to build inclusive communities. In Alba Iulia the first edition took place in May this year and 1000 people including kids brought happiness into the street.  

The Traffic Snake Game

  • Posted on: 4 October 2017
  • By: Cristiana Fica

Summary

The Traffic Snake Game aims to break this vicious cycle of parents driving their children to school, by encouraging schools, children and parents to adopt walking, cycling, car sharing or public transport when travelling to and from school.

Context

This campaign is designed for primary schools and aims to encourage children, parents and teachers to adopt walking, cycling, public transport or car sharing when travelling to and from school.

Skirt Bike

  • Posted on: 4 October 2017
  • By: Nicolaie Moldovan

Summary

You can tell how bike-friendly a city is by the number of women on bikes. In a city where bike riding in general is not always a bliss, Skirt Bike aims to celebrate the independence and empowerment that cycling can provide to all women and to encourage those who don’t already cycle. SkirtBike is a fun, colorful and friendly women bicycle ride, where the skirt or the dress is the proper outfit.

Context

Blossoming roads

  • Posted on: 29 September 2017
  • By: Sara Giona

Summary

Within the EU mobility week, for 3 year in a row an interregional competition "Strade in fiore/ Blühnede Straßen" took place. The municipalities of South Tyrol and Tyrol were encouraged to transform some road sections into vital and meeting places. There has been no limit to creativity: municipalities could organize all kinds of activities e.g. a street party, a flea market, sports events, playgrounds, temporary lounges, etc. The most beautiful and original idea have been evaluated by a jury and awarded in an interregional event

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