- Citizen Engagement
- 2 January 2022
- 12 Months
- €183 278
Children have a unique perspective on how to solve challenges within our cities. Their needs, when met, make cities safe for other vulnerable groups such as the elderly or disabled and they are effective spokespeople for change given their influence over their families.
Despite their unique perspective, children are often overlooked in urban mobility and design planning. To address this oversight, the Bicycle Heroes project works with children in Dublin, Ireland; Lisbon, Portugal, and Rome, Italy, to identify the barriers to, and benefits of, cycling as a form of active mobility. After developing solutions as part of a public design competition, the children will then implement a selected idea in partnership with key stakeholders.
This participatory model brings together children and cities to promote cycling and other modes of active mobility, and will be piloted as part of the project and available to replicate in other cities.