The School Roads Project aim, is to promote the sustainable mobility and the autonomy of the children, developing & preparing student access route.
School Roads Project of Active Mobility. Beneficiaries: Primary and Secondary education centres. Schools can register for the activity as well as groups of interested families.
EU mobility project, developed in collaboration with the Ministry of Environment and the D. G. of Traffic. Its objective is to promote changes in the mobility patterns of schools, increasing active and autonomous travel (on foot or by bicycle). To combat sedentarism, increase autonomy and reduce pollutant emissions from cars. The project contributes to improvements in the urban road, through participatory processes: make a neighbourhood friendlier. Promotes the joint participation of schoolchildren, families, centre staff and neighbourhood to improve the immediate environment and recover public spaces. Primary and secondary schools have their own differentiated objectives and methodologies. In primary school, one of the pillars of the project is the routes/roads, in which students travel in groups to schools, accompanied by a father or mother who take turns. In high school, students acquire a much more active role and are themselves who promote sustainable mobility among their peers. Children are accompanied to school always. Many parents have problems with conciliation and this project ensures that their children arrive safely. Organized among the families through a child support system. (1 or 2 adults, organized by turns). Workshops organized to disseminate the Project / need to change habits.
No financial resources needed. But a coordination from the city, municipality, G. D. of Traffic and Mobility office, Educational centres, schools, families and the collaboration of the neighbourhood. Coordination is vital for participatory process: determine routes and educational activities.
Evidence of success
Participation: In the last year 21 schools of the city participated.
• Kindergarten and Primary school: 305 children and 258 Families ( total 563)
• Number of routes: 102.
-Active routes: those in which adult accompaniment is still being monitored by the technical team.
-Autonomous routes: those in which there is no longer accompaniment of adults (children go alone, either in the same group on the way to school)
-Educational activity: with exhibitions, activities with bikes.
Potential for learning or transfer
Put in common together: schools-local entities-social neighbourhoods, families. (Public participation and civil governance)
This collaborative project has benefits not only when it comes to creating a social network "Adult " in the school environment, and with a function of vigilance, but also educates the values of citizen cooperation, aid and solidarity. Schoolchildren feel that they are part of a community and are more aware of their environment. They learn to value, respect and care their neighbours, public spaces, through the active participation of children in the development of the "School Road Project", they are encouraged to be aware of the environmental problems that are created in cities in relation to the use of motor vehicles. The car as a means of travelling from house to school isolates them and reduces their possibilities of learning and socialization, creating more hostile and unsafe environment in the city. http://www.zaragoza.es/ciudad/caminoescolar/que.htm
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