Mobility planning for institutions (kindergartens, schools)

In Central and Eastern Europe, motorisation growth and increasing traffic are intensifying pre-existing problems of vehicle ownership, use and storage and making the associated risks and negative impacts highly visible. There are many cities and towns where the transport of children to school and the resulting problems are the first or one of the most crucial transport problems.

The search for solutions routinely starts with easy-to-introduce traffic engineering interventions, but this approach rarely leads to practical results. The system is complex, and the main problem, the excessive number of cars, cannot be tackled this way.

An institutional mobility plan is a transport plan prepared in active cooperation between the municipality, the institution's management, staff, parents and students, including both hard (infrastructure-based) and soft (awareness-raising-, action-based) interventions to achieve tangible, visible improvement in the institutions' transport arrangements and practices.

Our planning and consultancy activities for institutions:

  • Assessment of the conditions affecting the accessibility of the institution
  • Assessment of the transport habits of staff and visitors to the institution
  • In the case of kindergartens, schools and other educational establishments, formulating guidelines for improvements to improve the mobility environment for children, parents and staff
  • Cooperation with the institution's responsible person for mobility development
  • Draw up a tailor-made action plan taking into account the characteristics of the institution and the needs of staff and visitors

What are the benefits of mobility planning for institutions?

The objective of institutional mobility planning is to develop a transport plan that considers the needs of all stakeholders (municipality, parents, students, school and nursery staff) about access to schools and kindergartens to make access to the institutions more orderly, efficient and environmentally friendly. Implementing a well-founded and targeted mobility concept and action plan will help resolve the problems and conflicts derived from car-based transport habits and an inadequate mobility environment. The institution's mobility plan contributes to creating much safer transport in the school and kindergarten environment and increasing the receptiveness to sustainable forms of mobility.

The primary objective is to achieve a more liveable mobility environment and a more conscious and optimised choice of modes and use of vehicles in the institutions.

What are the benefits of mobility planning for institutions?

Well-planned mobility measures result in a sustainable and safe mobility environment for nurseries and schools and have the following positive effects, among others:

  • positive effects on transport safety and mobility awareness of staff, parents and children,
  • respond to parking and other traffic problems,
  • reduce the environmental impact of private car use,
  • reduce investment and maintenance costs for transport in the institution(s),
  • active transport choices have a long-term positive impact on the health of staff and students,
  • the measures have a strong community engagement effect,
  • it represents a significant commitment on the part of the institution to take action and to intervene successfully in transport problems, using its resources and involving other actors.

Our experience with institutional mobility planning:


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