"Safe walking zone" - Schendlingen School
Description of Measure and Categorization
The town of Bregenz has created a safe walking zone in front of the recently-opened Schendlingen School (2017). Lorries are banned here from 7:15 am to 5 pm on weekdays. The school can now be safely reached by bike or on foot. The ban covers all motorised vehicles during school hours, including so-called "parent taxis", but permits residents' and delivery vehicles. Public transport is not disrupted as there are bus stops and a train station very near the school. Vehicle parking capacity on the school premises has been greatly reduced. This has been replaced by extensive parking facilities for cyclists. Moreover the school's management have introduced public transport incentive schemes, including for teachers. "Job ticket" and "job bike" incentives motivate teachers to switch to a sustainable transport model of "soft mobility", as it is known in Austria.