Young residents of Warsaw’s Bielany district submitted a project to the participatory budget, which included the installation of reflective spotlights in front of pedestrian crossings at local schools and kindergartens.
Students from Bielany High School noticed that there is a lack of traffic lights before some pedestrian crossings. They wanted to increase road safety around schools and kindergartens. They decided that the best and not too expensive idea would be to install solar-powered lights, visible after dark and at night. These simple devices warn drivers and draw attention to the presence of pedestrians on the road. They increase visibility over a distance of 500 meters.
Actions taken by young people:
As part of the project, „Lights on pedestrian crossings” the Infrastructure Department for the Bielany district of the capital city of Warsaw has supplied a total of 16 pedestrian crossings on hives: Klaudyny, Kiwerska, Podleśna, Gdańska and Lektykarska.
The project has improved the safety of children, youth and their carers in the Bielany district.
Total cost: 30 000 PLN. The price includes the cost of the lights as well as the cost of installation