Submitted by: Austrian Mobility Research - Forschungsgesellschaft Mobilität
Implemented country: Austria
Title: Promoting Bicycling in Graz
The main objective of the project “Bicycle Training – Pros on the Road” is to demonstrate to children the fun side of bicycling and encourage them to use their bicycle for every way. Mobility by bicycle is energy-efficient in the short and long term. In 1994 the project was developed for the school children of Graz (Austria) because the city had been suffering from environmental problems caused by traffic. Therefore it made sense to begin to educate young people to environmental friendly mobility behavior because a reduction in CO2 emissions had been achieved in all areas except traffic.