Liechtenstein: Walking to School is fun!

By News Editor / Updated: 06 May 2015

Parents recognize the significance of an independent journey to school for the physical, psychological and social development of their children. The number of parents doing the school run by car is reduced. More children are allowed to enjoy their way to school - independently and safely.

Background & Objectives

Children are allowed to enjoy the way to school - independently & safely. Too many parents bring their children to school by car; even if it is only in the morning. They deprive the children of an important experience of their life. They hinder the physical, psychological and social development of their children.

Implementation

All kindergarten and primary school students of the town of Balzers, Liechtenstein (total of 375) made drawings of their way to school. They were free to express their experience in the technique they like best.Dr. Marco Hüttenmoser made a scientific evaluation of the drawings and publishes the findings in a brochure.>This brochure is available at the VCL; see www.vianova-eu.net . The public presentation of the findings takes place on 23 November 2005 at Balzers. Marco Hüttenmoser will explain the positive effects of independent mobility for children. All drawings are exhibited and can be enjoyed.

Conclusions

Not all parents will stop driving their children to school. The town authorities are encouraged to create a "Begegnungszone" (speed limit 20 km/h, pedestrians have the right of way, parking only in marked parking fields) in the area of the school and town hall. Parents recognize the significance of an independent journey to school for the physical, psychological and social development of their children. The number of parents doing the school run by car is reduced. More children are allowed to enjoy their way to school.

Topic: 
Walking and cycling
Mobility management
Archive
Country: 
Liechtenstein
Contact: 
Georg Sele
Author: 
Georg Sele
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18 Jun 2007
06 May 2015