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Public transport is mainly made by trams and buses. But it requires proper infrastructure, i.e. bus and tram stops and routes they can take. Is it possible to use this infrastructure to increase traffic safety and not only among passengers? We will try to answer this question in our new publication.

Here, we will find numerous examples how public transport should be used in order to increase traffic safety. Sounds unbelievable? But this is how it is done in many cities all over the world. All infrastructure and ways of letting public transport access routes where individual cars are banned makes using public transport more comfortable but also safer.

This time, we invited our local expert and NGO activist, Tomasz Bużałek. He spoke on numerous occassions with regards to public transport in Łódź. This time he points out that in addition to street renovation we need to take into account the possible increase in safety among all road users. 

'The image of a street that has been renovated should turn around the hierarchy in which the morotist road users were dominant 'clients' of the streets. It is important to focus on detailed activities, as it is a lot easier to meet social approval, when the changes are implemented simultaneously. In Poland, such approach is still not popular. More often than not, when a new tram track is built, the width of the road next to is is increased. And it is done despite the grants given by the EU for public transport. Building over-the-top, multi-storey road solutionsand trams show a complete misunderstanding of mobility management in cities'.

In his study, he mentions numerous solutions from all over the world which can easily inspire us in renovating streets in our city. When we are talking about investments worth tens of millions of zlotys, safety should not be a problem. Let's try using others' experience instead of copying their mistakes.


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Publication "Traffic calming through public transport"(view on-line) / (download in PDF format)

About project

The project „Safe City – a different way” is financed with a sum of 285 000 zł from Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein as part of Citizens for Democracy Programme (implemented by the Stefan Batory Foundation in partnership with the Polish Children and Youth Foundation) with EEA Funds. The project is aimed at increasing the influence of citizens of Łódź on decisions and actions, which are to ensure road traffic safety and quality of public space.

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