Last year, Mobycon helped implement a week long tactical urbanism project in Batumi, Georgia, as part of the Safe Way to School program, a coordinated effort by Batumi City Hall, Mobility4Cities, GIZ, and Black Sea Eco Academy. During the pilot, the street in front of Public School #14 was opened to pedestrians and cyclists, providing schoolchildren with a place to play. The planning process was driven by the community and engaged students, parents, and teachers to create a safe, inviting public space.
In this Mobycon Academy, Communications and Engagement Advisor Melissa Bruntlett sits down with Rusudan Zhozhadze, Head of Municipal Policy Department at Batumi City Hall. Rusudan shares her reflections on the Safe Way to School program, the role of tactical urbanist projects in developing sustainable mobility in Batumi, and potential ways to move forward.
Learn more about the project and check out the Tactical Urbanism Playbook, produced by Mobycon, summarizing the project and offering a framework for other schools in Batumi and beyond here.
Watch the video from Thursday, April 18, 2023, at 14:00 CEST/ 8:00 EST on our YouTube channel HERE.
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