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"Safe walking zone" - Schendlingen School

General Information


Municipality: Bregenz

Country: Austria

Inhabitants: 28.208

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 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 This has been replaced by extensive parking facilities for cyclists.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.

Area: Mobility

Contacts:


Contact Person:
Gregor Sellner, eea advisor

Advisor Contact:
gregor.sellner@energieinstitut.at