Road Park consists of a sufficiently rich and diversified menu of activities in order to offer practical Road Education activities on the basis of safe mobility concepts, reducing road risk and road safety for children and young people.
Thus, the aim was to create an educational project that involves the use of awareness activities/training appropriate to each level of education , experimentation by driving vehicles in a road circuit and through the use of teaching methods , discussion and production of materials. This project is intended for students of elementary and secondary education.
The Road Park consists of four activities (Training activities, RS Laboratory, RS and Arts and Driving circuits), Road Park operates in looping system with small groups (about 10 participants per group) that allows a more personalized and appropriate job to every level of education.
These activities have been very well received by the participants and by educators and technicians from different areas that accompany them, because through playful tools can engage participants unlocking inhibitions and thus there an effective work on issues related to road safety.
The RP Citizenship Park circuits held several activities outside of its physical space going to the community meeting . And thus addressing the gaps and requests of municipalities , schools and other institutions. All these activities were carried out and monitored by the military of the GNR and Road Park Technicians.
These requests come to demonstrate the project's impact and the gap that existed of such consistent resulting intervention of the synergy between partners contributing to a culture of cross road safety to different age groups and education levels , contributing to the improvement of sustainable urban mobility and combating road fatalities sustained in practice Civic Education .
These activities highlight the presence of Road Park at the Fair of St. John in Évora, in OVIBEJA in Beja, activity at the Circuit of Montemor-o-Novo, activity "It's Christmas" in Borba and Monsaraz in the activity "Assault on the Castle" in within the International Day of Inclusion.
Participants came from several municipalities as Arraiolos, Alandroal, Reguengos de Monsaraz, Portel, Mora, Redondo, Montemor-o-Novo, Viana do Alentejo, Vila Viçosa, Évora and Beja. The project Road Park –Road Safety Citizenship Park has as partners the Municipality of Arraiolos, the Directorate General for Schools and GNR Territorial Command Évora. Over these 16 months of work were held several stakeholder meetings in which they discussed operational strategies, labour issues and were designed activities. These stakeholder meetings are also conducted an evaluation of the work done aiming to further refinement and improvement in the work done.
We believe that this partner network is an added value in the design because it allows an enrichment in our way of working through the know-how of each entity. Example of this is the monitoring by the military of the GNR in the activities, they are always present following the schools and the activity of training is provided for them as well as monitoring the circuit activity, the dissemination of information and transfer of office furniture , for the project to schools by the Directorate General for Schools and involvement by Municipality of Arraiolos on the dissemination of the project and its activities as well as in maintaining the space Road Park.