The Regional Action Plan carried out by the Brasov Metropolitan Agency included 3 best practices: the part of the transfer (construction) of the park La Iepure, inspired by the Utrecht Park in the Netherlands, the introduction of mobility managers and, with the support of this best practice, the organization of safe areas in the proximity of schools (“school safe zone”).
As part of the first best practice, meetings were held at the level of the local group of stakeholders, mostly online, as early as 2019 and after 2020, in order to support the Brasov City Hall in drafting the technical specifications for the acquisition of the elaboration services on technical project and execution. The local team of stakeholders ensured that the crucial elements contributing to the development of the infrastructure for safe cycling will be included in the park that will be built in Brasov, following the transfer of a good practice from the city of Utrecht.
As for the other two actions, they have been postponed due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Since March all schools have moved school activities online and, as mobility from and to school has been significantly reduced, the schools involved in the project have focused all human and time resources on e-learning. Therefore, the implementation of the mobility managers network and the creation of school safe zone have been postponed until the physical return to school.
Nevertheless, it is importance to notice that the main element around which the Regional Action Plan was formed, namely the transfer of good practices from Utrecht to Brasov, is going forward.
The local stakeholders group made an important contribution to the development of technical splits and will be involved both in monitoring how the infrastructure is built and in the operational part, so as to ensure that the planned results will be achieved.
A contract with a supplier is expected to be signed in the first quarter of 2021. The actual construction of the park will start before the end of July 2021 and it is expected to be completed by 2022.