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To the previous meeting on cycling we invited Daniel Chojnacki, who is responsible for implementing cycling policy in the city of Wrocław. 

spotkanie uspokajanie ruchu relacjaDaniel Chojnacki presented the achievements of his team in Wrocław to the audience gathered in Hotel Światowid. He began with an overall presentation of the city cycling policy aiming at connecting all bigger estates with the city centre together with describing the traffic calming zone tempo-30. We were able to look at bicycle lines, narrowing in particularly dangerous places, advanced stop lines and counter-traffic bike lanes. These were painted on the surface of smaller streets as well as the big ones like Plac Jana Pawła II and helped regulate both traffic and cycling. 

The presentation was followed by a series of questions from the audience. The attendants wanted to know what the position of a cycling officer is in the structure of the City Hall, how the cyclists are counted and how many of them cycle every day.

The meeting took one and a half hour. After the meeting Daniel Chojnacki could have a look at how heavy cycling at Piotrkowska is. Out of curiosity, he asked why so many cyclists in Łódź use rear view mirrors. Apparently it is not so popular in Wrocław.


Video report on the meeting:


At the meeting we distributed materials on the topic, in the eleventh part of the series we presented a catalogue of various solutions in terms of cycling infrastructure - a catalogue way broader than bicycle lines themselves. In addition, we present how public bike systems affect traffic safety (on the example of rental systems) and we define the idea behind Critical Mass. The publication is available online free of charge.

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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