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We would like to invite you to our next meeting of the series on how to improve safety on roads.  This time we meet on Tuesday the 21st of October at 6pm

This month we decided to focus our attention on pedestrian crossings. Everyone knows how such a crossing looks like but most are unaware that creating a proper one requires more than just painting a zebra. Street crossings are becoming the most dangerous places for pedestrians. A significant amount of accidents occur at these spots. As a result many pedestrians are injured or even killed. In Poland there are a couple of factors which influence such disturbing statistics. Mainly this is due to poor legislation, which does not provide pedestrians with the right of way, even when they are approaching the edge of the roadway. In Eastern Europe pedestrians have significantly higher rights, because it is assumed that since they are the least protected traffic participants they require greater legal protection.
This is why we decided to invite to Łódź an expert in traffic psychology – Jacek Grunt-Mejer, MSc, PhD student at the Department of Cognitive Psychology - Warsaw University. Our guest will provide a lecture on good practices and solutions, which ought to be demanded by the residents of not just Łódź but other cities as well.
The meeting will take place at “Zmiana Tematu” locale, Piotrkowska Street no. 144 (nearby the intersection with Roosevelta Street) in Łódź.
(The locale is situated on the ground floor but you will need to cross a doorstep).

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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