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Street Opening in Zürich

  • Posted on: 17 September 2019
  • By: Barbara Kieser

The new encounter-Zone in the Metamorphosis-Neighbourhood "Tiefenbrunnen" in Zürich was inaugurated with a street-opening. Seven parking spaces were also permanently removed in the course of the implementation. This gives children the opportunity to play on the street and to use the street as public space, as meeting place. This promotes both neighbourhood-ness and child-friendliness.

VCÖ Mobility Award

  • Posted on: 2 September 2019
  • By: Sabine Oberrauter

The VCÖ Mobility Award is Austria's largest competition for climate-friendly mobility and sustainable freight transport and is organised in cooperation with the Ministry of Transport, the Ministry of Sustainability and the Austrian Federal Railways (ÖBB).
The project Metamorphosis and in particular the Living Labs for the future were nominated by the jury of experts for the VCÖ Mobility Award 2019 among the Top 5 in the category Research and Scientific Studies.

Public street space for everyone

  • Posted on: 20 August 2019
  • By: Sabine Oberrauter
Public parking space transformer in Graz 2019

A bicycle is as a matter of law the only way to an efficient use of public parking spaces - and the size of a bicycle is not restricted. In Graz (AT) this legal grey area is used to elegantly transform a parking space legally without permission. This is realized by simply parking one or two adapted cargo bikes. A space that is normally blocked by a car and therefore is unusable becomes a traffic-free and usable space for everyone.

I want to ride my bicycle

  • Posted on: 24 July 2019
  • By: Barbara Kieser

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!

Let the Kids Play in the Streets

  • Posted on: 5 July 2019
  • By: Sabine Oberrauter

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.

Walking Trees in Munich

  • Posted on: 18 March 2019
  • By: Merle Schroer

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.

Bike to school

  • Posted on: 20 February 2019
  • By: Anja Grade
award ceremony of the "bike to school" competition © Kai Neunert

From 4th to 24th June 2018 the bike to school competition "Münchner Schulradeln" was held in Munich for the first time. In the three-week campaign period 4th graders and secondary school students were encouraged to cycle actively to school instead of being brought by car. Students, teachers and parents competed together as a team for their school against the other schools. Each team nominated a team captain. The aim was to cycle as many kilometers as possible. Therefore, all kilometers cycled were listed online or via app.

Cycling rally

  • Posted on: 20 February 2019
  • By: Anja Grade
Cycling rally 2018 © Kai Neunert

On September 16th in 2018 a big bike rally took place in Riemer Park in the east of Munich. About 600 children and teenagers between the ages of four and 14 years and their families participated. In total there were 17 stations to explore under the motto "discovering the world".

Back on the streets

  • Posted on: 11 February 2019
  • By: Katia De Gennaro
S. Vigilio kids present their suggestions on how to make their neighbourhood more attractive to children

Usually Metamorphosis is about streets and traffic – two major sources of danger for kids. Not so in the S. Vigilio neighbourhood in Merano, were the local Metamorphosis team is taking action to enhance neighbourhood life and social relations among children.

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