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Our last meeting covered one of the most controversial topics - parking cars. A heated debate could not have been avoided.

Midwinter, the time when the amount of sunlight is limited, seems like a perfect time to discuss proper street light design.

This time the meeting will cover street lightning. It may seem that the issue is as clear as day - the streets are to be illuminated. Is there any philosophy to it? Well, there is. Dr inż. Wiesława Pabjańczyk (The Technical University of Łódź) will be our expert on the topic. She will present the analysis on how underestimated designing city street lightning is.

December is the beginning of winter, a season during which difficult road conditions force drivers to take bigger care of the road surface.

Can surface composition affect driver behaviour? Is being even the only characteristic that makes a good surface? What are the best practices in countries which do research on surfaces and draw conclusions from its observations? And finally, is salt the only countermeasure to snow?

November was the month of local elections thus the topic of our meeting was related to the competences of both the city councilors and the president. A couple of candidates attended the meeting, which took place at the “Niebostan” club-café (Piotrkowska Street no. 17).

Do local elections always have to run under the banner “Nobody will give you as much as we promise”? We would like to invite you to our meeting during which we will explain what kind of promises made by candidates are possible to fulfill and in what form.

This month the topic of our meeting was related to pedestrian safety, especially in the proximity of zebra crossings. Our special guest was Jacek Grunt-Meyer from the University of Warsaw.

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

We would like to invite the residents of Łódź to propose areas, which we could together redesign. Within the confines of our project “Safe city – a different way” and with the help of residents we would like to prepare ideas on how to change/modify 3 chosen streets or areas.

Another meeting with citizens is behind us. This time the main topic was shared space – a term which is so unknown among traffic engineers in Poland, that it doesn’t even have its own name in polish. The meeting took place on Plac Wolności in Lódź.

Meeting dedicated to Plac Wolności in Łódź and its future functions. We would also like to present the concept of shared space. We welcome you on the  of August at 6pm on Plac Wolności 1 (National th 5 Archive building).

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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