Donation for voluntary support
Successful event due to Verkehrswacht Buxtehude
How safe is my bicycle for road traffic? How easy is it to break a bicycle lock? How big is the blind spot on a truck with a trailer? And how impacted is my ability to react with an alcohol level of 1.6 per mille?
These and other questions were answered for visitors to the Bicycle Activity Day, which took place on the NSB Campus in September as part of European Mobility Week 2023. The Colleagues from Deutsche Verkehrswacht Buxtehude e.V., the Police of Lower Saxony, Sander driving school and Bike-Station-Buxtehude withstood the sometimes strong wind and gave advice on all topics relating to road safety.
The activity day is part of NSB’s concept to motivate employees switching more often to sustainable means of transportation and to rethink their mobility habits. To be able to measure concrete savings by not using the car, all colleagues entered the distance they had traveled by sustainable means of transport in a list. We also counted the number of vehicles present in the employee parking lot each day and compared this figure with an average value from the previous weeks. The result: On average, 10.3% fewer people came to work by car during the mobility week. In addition, the cumulative distance covered by sustainable means of transport was 1,493.9 km, which means 169 kg of CO2 saved. You could fill 34,408 balloons with that amount of CO2!
We have now presented the Deutsche Verkehrswacht Buxtehude e.V. with a donation of €600. Thanks to the voluntary support of its members, the association made a significant contribution to the success of the event and provided our visitors with expert advice and information. With this financial support, we would like to further strengthen the ongoing activities of Verkehrswacht Buxtehude to promote road safety.
We look forward to future joint projects to improve mobility and safety in the region.