The “experimental” school path of the Cavour School. “Without cars it is a reference point for children”

There is one experiment, but the idea can be definite. That of the school road near the Cavour School of Catania, and via Carbone, at the moment it is only the realization of a path that started last year Legambiente together with teachers, students, parents and residents. All with the call of the municipal administration, which examined the various stages of the project. There is one Road of about 50 meters, with an open space where a small playing field was made. The area is in front of the school. An initiative that was supported by the President of Legambiente Catania Viola Sorbello, the guys seem to have taken it to heart. “The multifunctional field is painted, many children carry the Ball to play with in the room before the course, one has the space for the players of the sciancatello – explains a MeridioNews – There has also been an area of ​​aggregation for the area. This is just it the last chapter of an engagement began months ago, which also saw the involvement of residents. From October 2021, the children will be given extensive training on what the school route is “.

There is one experiment, but the idea can be definite. That of the school road near the Cavour School of Catania, and via Carbone, at the moment it is only the realization of a path that started last year Legambiente together with teachers, students, parents and residents. All with the call of the municipal administration, which examined the various stages of the project. There is one Road of about 50 meters, with an open space where a small playing field was made. The area is in front of the school. An initiative that was supported by the President of Legambiente Catania Viola Sorbello, the guys seem to have taken it to heart. “The multifunctional field is painted, many children carry the Ball to play with in the room before the course, one has the space for the players of the sciancatello – explains a MeridioNews – There has also been an area of ​​aggregation for the area. This is just it the last chapter of an engagement began months ago, which also saw the involvement of residents. From October 2021, the children will be given extensive training on what the school route is “.

To be involved in the initiative were also those assess Michele Cristaldiwhich has jurisdiction over the historic center, Enrico Trantino for public works, Giuseppe ArcidiaconoAdvisor for mobility, e Barbara Mirabella, who is in charge of education in the administration. Via Carbone, the second school road is under construction after the experiment in front of the school XX September where there is a waiting area for parentsthe. The next one we would like to build will be at the Majorana school – further Sorbello – This will be followed by the redevelopment of Pantano, where we plant trees and flowers and street furniture will be installed. In a second, the closure of part of the Via Fiamingo is simply attempted by the Bollers’ squares. We still have to wait and see if Carbone is only closed for a test period, which ends in early May or permanently. Always next month, Legambiente will meet some residents to try a common project. In the meantime, as the process leading to the temporary closure and construction of the playground began, Crowfounding started through the online platform Laboriusa.it – Collection in which it is still possible to participate – with which the first materials, colors and colors were purchased.

While waiting for other possible news, Sorbello stressed the importance of school areas. Promotion of European initiatives and also included in the simplification decree by 2020, urban areas close to schools aim not only to help aggregation, fun and harmony among children, but also to guarantee a significant reduction in environmental pollution and a high level of pedestrian protection. “It’s necessary to raise awareness on school roads – observes Sorbello – Our cities sthey are full of cars, which must be eliminated from the places where children form their identity, culture and preparation. Students can no longer do slalom between cars. And parents should do their part ffacilitate their autonomy not necessarily accompanied by the car at the entrance ». The action that Legambiente took, with the aim of involving all citizens, because it has double value. “On the one hand, it is symbolic,” explains Sorbello, “on the other hand, it is a real protest, a demonstrative action to show that Catania is one of the worst cities in Italy in terms of sustainable mobility: it only moves by car and selfishness rules towards others and the environment. We can not go on like this – the activist concludes – we must follow the line of other European cities. This is a sick city and in order to be healthy you have to start with the little ones ».

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