1.) D7.11 - Final brochure
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2.) Video Clip on Public Space - Accessibility and Citizenship
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3.) Video Clip on Walking Busses - Haute Savoie, France
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4.) Invitation to final conference & training

ATU. Active Access activities in Bucharest and Alba lulia, Romania

Walking & cycling to school

The Traffic Snake Game was played with 900 children in three schools and two kindergartens in Alba Iulia, two schools in Bucharest for one-week. Children, parents and teachers were encouraged to travel to school by foot and by bike and were rewarded for doing so by receiving a sticker which they added to a giant snake poster. At the end of the week the children had to draw the most interesting thing they noticed on their way to school and winners were awarded prizes.

Results: Children realised they can choose, alongside their parents, how they travel to/from school. The team spirit was raised in class since every child was motivated to take part in the competition. Children were eager to get involved and positively influenced their parents to let them.

A High School information Day was run at a local high school with 50 pupils aged 16-18. A one hour information session was presented on the benefits of active travel followed by a 1 hour practical session on bicycle maintenance and repair.

Results: Students were highly motivated to travel independently and wanted more information. The outdoor workshop raised their interest in cycling and they requested similar events in the future.

Walking & cycling for leisure

Street Events were held on Citadel’s Days in Alba Iulia in May 2011 and in Bucharest in May 2012. During the two day event in Alba lulia ATU organised activities related to promotion of walking and cycling and the drawings from the Traffic Snake Game in schools were displayed in the open air. During the street event in Bucharest, a pedestrian outdoor festival took place. Street artists, pantomime & improvisation play involved passing children and their parents in fun games that encouraged walking and cycling, for example the contest of the slowest walker, cycling contests, the pedestrian crossing contest. The event also included outdoor workshops on bicycle maintenance and repair, interviews with people and brochure dissemination.

Results: This kind of activity proved to be an effective way to reach a large number of people with information about active travel and to learn how important this subject was to the majority of citizens.