Yellow Quatro Barras Workshop

Sesi Quatro Barras
2018/2019
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According to the methodology of the Sesi college which is learning by workshops, Yellow Workshop was presented, with approximately 80 students divided into 2 rooms, dealing with urban mobility in the municipality of Quatro Barras.

The ideas

In the city of Quatro Barras in the metropolitan area of ​​Curitiba with an area of ​​179,538 Km2 and with approximately 22,353 inhabitants, the region is experiencing a precarious situation for our urban mobility, with the lack of infrastructure for our cyclists. The urban roads of this city are usually in agreement with the population needs, but this is not true when considering the routes destined to cyclists. None of these roads nor in sidewalks have a bicycle path, that is, no part of this pavement is yet reserved for this target audience. For the safety and comfort of our cyclists, they should have more support, publicity, sponsorship, not onlly to improve the infrastructure but also to improve signage, awareness of drivers and pedestrians, tracks to encourage our young people to practice sports in the city of Quatro Barras . The city is very poor in infrastructure because it is small, it lacks cycle paths on the streets, and has a lot of bumpy and unpaved streets.  There is a lack of safety not only for cyclists but also for pedestrians and also when it rains some establishments are flooded because of the streets being uneven and poorly made.

In the metropolitan area of ​​Curitiba and the municipality of Quatro Barras there should be a law that obliges all cities to develop bike paths to facilitate the displacement of the Baikeiros and their safety. We can take the example of the city of São Paulo that founded an article that makes compulsory that all avenues and streets that are rebuild include the construction of bicycle lanes. Bringing it to our daily lives, we can easily realize the need for greater attention in the area of ​​locomotion, especially when it comes to cyclists, who suffer from missing bike lanes and a better structure to store their bikes.

The initiatives

The workshop determined that the future of urban mobility is not in the bicycle, in the car, in the bus or in any means of transport, but in the integration between them. In this way, the workshop seeks to present a broad view on the importance of thinking about ways of urban mobility and its impacts on society today. From this approach, enable our students a critical, responsible and inventive look at the city and its forms of mobility, at the same time, students develop the capacity to think about society by articulating several areas of knowledge. This was done through a field class that was on April 25. About 80 students attended the cycling tour that ran on the specified date. The event addressed the theme of more efficient means of transport, adding both nature and humans, without harming both, reporting through interviews and videos made with the residents and students who traveled by bicycle on the way. As it happened, the students had fun and took advantage of the proposed field class with their doubts and inquiries to elaborate this project.

Report of a resident of Quatro Barras:

As a resident of Quatro Barras, I can report the lack of structure and investments in the urban mobility sector. in addition to having no bicycle lanes or at least cycle paths, to encourage the population to use bicycles as a means of transportation, it becomes even more evident that the city fives no attention to cyclists and pedestrians, since pedestrians do not has sidewalks for walking, and when they decide to turn the main downtown street into a three-lane runway, they end up making it even more difficult to use bicycles and also decrease parking options in the area. Another problem that can be mentioned is the excess of roundabouts, which causes discomfort for both pedestrians, cyclists and drivers, who need to pay close attention when making the journey. A case that I myself witnessed, was when a school bus failed to make the roundabout near the police station, the solution that the driver of the vehicle found was to go over it, such a daily occurrence can lead to an accident.

Finally with the completion of this work, we had the conclusion that there are many ways of getting around without polluting. There will obviously be fewer accidents without polluting transport, and for this to occur, the population and city hall will have to take the same commitment to establish the city with a developed urban mobility.

 

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