European Road Safety Charter
Good Practice

Polygon for future responsible adults

Polygon for future responsible adults

Our goal is to collaborate with the schools in the city and enlist the children and teenagers in our program, which will end with an exam that will allow them to gain a certificate for this training, this preparing them as participants in traffic and further on as adults, to become responsible and know traffic safety rules more profoundly.

This will be the first initiative of this kind in our city, and it should impact at the local level in terms of increasing safety in traffic and decreasing congestion, as this program will hopefully create the habit in future adults to leave the private car at home and use the bike.

We are thinking about collaborating with cities from Hungary and Serbia, as they are close to the border as Timisoara also is, if this program will have fine results, and make it more interactive and multicultural, thus increasing its scale. We will promote intensively our initiative, via mass media, socializing networks, and also in schools. The plan is to continue these activities on a yearly basis. The project’s impact or potential success will be measured by our indicators described further on.

What problem did you address/are you addressing? 
We are addressing the safety in traffic problem, alongside with the congestion problem, having in view that we hope to create the habit for future adults to ride the bike to work instead of using the private cars.
What are your objectives? 
Teach children and teenagers the basic notions of how to cycle and drive in order to prepare them as future participants in traffic and assure they will be able to travel in safety.
Who was/is your target audience? 
Describe the characteristics of your target audience 
Children and teenagers from the schools in our city, with the ages 7-17 years old.
How many people did you reach/have you reached? 
List the actions you carried/are carrying out 
Monday, 1 April, 2019
Name of action 

We already made a project proposal and we carried out steps to obtain the authorizations for the documents necessary for the construction of the polygon. In the near future there will be an auction for the engineering of the project (construction).

How did you disseminate/are you disseminating results or how did you promote/are you promoting your initiative? 
We will promote intensively our initiative, via mass media, socializing networks, and also in schools.
How did you evaluate/are you evaluating the success of your action? 
We haven’t done any evaluation yet, but we will count how many children and teenagers are participating.
Who carried/carries out the evaluation activities? 
Internal evaluation
When did/will you carry out the evaluation? 
Before, after and continuous monitoring
How many groups did you evaluate/have you evaluated? 
Number of interventions groups 
Number of control groups 
Please list the indicators you use to measure success 
number of participants
number of participants who obtained the certificate at the end of the program
final test scores
Please describe the evaluation tools you use (i.e. surveys, interviews, focus groups, etc.) 
Counts (participants, participants who obtained the certificate, test scores).