Case Studies

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

School street

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

Summary

A schoolstreet is a temporary closure of one or more streets. The main purpose is to create a safety area in which children can easily walk or ride to the schools.

Context

Walking Bus

  • Posted on: 29 September 2017
  • By: Anja Grade

Short Summary

Like a real bus, the “Walking Bus” takes a predefined route to school with fixed stops and departures where one after another child board the bus. But the difference is: every passenger is on foot.

Context

More and more parents drive their children to school every morning. This so-called parent’s taxi does not only lead to a chaotic situation in front of the school, but also to a lack of movement and communication for the children.

Transformational Measures and Activities

Cycling rally

  • Posted on: 29 September 2017
  • By: Anja Grade

Short Summary

Children bring neighbours from different cultures together.

Context

In Messestadt Riem, a relatively new district in the East of Munich, an above-average number of people have a migration background. Due to the very different cultures, there is only little contact between the neighbours. From this consideration, the idea emerged for organizing an event which allows a common experience and brings people from this area together.

Transformational Measures and Activities

Kindlint – Child route, Amsterdam

  • Posted on: 26 September 2017
  • By: Hidde Westerweele

A Kindlint (child route) is a child friendly route which connects playgrounds, schools and other locations for children. The Kindlint makes it safer for children to walk through the neighbourhood (without their parents). The first Kindlint in The Netherlands has been implemented in Spaarndammerbuurt, Amsterdam.

PLYGRND.city

  • Posted on: 25 September 2017
  • By: Koen Linthorst

Short summary

PLYGRND.city is an organization which creates 'games' in the public spaces for people to have fun, meet new people, have fun with friends, bring them into motion, and for them to experience their city differently. Also known as Urban Playgrounds, these 'games' can be found at parks, squares, stations and many other various public spaces. Games are designed to match specific themes or 'DNA' of specific cities. Allowing games to be applicable, and hopefully successful, to specific cities.

Tilburg Veilig Naar School

  • Posted on: 25 September 2017
  • By: Koen Linthorst

Short summary

Tilburg veilig naar school is a project which accurately translates into English as, Tilburg safely to school. The project is an initiative taken by the city council and the primary schools of Tilburg in order to approach the theme of safety in regard to children travelling to and from school. Tilburg veilig naar school wants to structurally approach this theme of safety. The approached topics, the ones which Tilburg veilig naar school covers, within the theme of safety are listed below:

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