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

Margerl-Grätzelfest

  • Posted on: 27 September 2017
  • By: Melanie Haeusel

On a sunny sunday, the Grätzelinitiative Margaretenbad celebrated their tenth birthday, an event for
young and old. A temporary street closure transformed the area into an attractive space which
was framed by an interesting culinary, cultural and active mobility supporting  programm.
Besides a wide range out of children's programme you also could find a coffebike, a mobile kitchen on a cargobike or a repair service for your bicycle.

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.

Playstreet in front of school

  • Posted on: 25 September 2017
  • By: Melanie Haeusel

On the 22 of September in front of the Klex-Klusemann School and Kindergarten a
temporary playstreet was implemented in Graz for one day. In the context of the Car-free day
children got the chance to use the street for play. The organisation Fratz Graz accompanied the measure. 
The conclusion of this intervention is that the street in front of the school can be used for a wide range of
activities. Children can enjoy the space for fun activities and thus public space can be used for something else that for parking cars. 

 

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