Find here the video of the Final Conference!
STARS, PTP-Cycle, and MOBI projects organised a conference on 18 February 2016 in Brussels to present results and share knowledge with European cities on embedding cycling culture in schools through accreditation and peer-to-peer methods, delivering personalised travel advice, and promoting sustainable mobility among employees through gamification.
Find here all details and presentations about STARS!
11 December 2015
The YTAS Young Travel Ambassadors from Lower Secondary School No 39 in Krakow, participating in the STARS project, organised the cycling St. Nicholas’ Day in their school. The event was addressed both to the Lower Secondary School pupils and to their younger friends from primary school.Read more
2 November 2015
On 1 October 2015 ninth-grade pupils from Ernst-Hansen special educational needs school set off on a 30 km-long bike ride, through the scenic landscape, to attend a trip to apple farm to harvest the fruit. Read more
26 October 2015
STARS participated in the Bielefeld ‘Mobile without cars day’ on the 27th of September. On this day of activities, which takes place every two years, a 17.5 km long main traffic stretch between the towns of Bielefeld and Herford was closed off to motorised vehicles.
16 October 2015
On the weekend of 26 September 2015 the City Council of Villanueva del Pardillo held a two day event to promote the use of sustainable modes transport to school and to foster a positive attitude towards active travel in students. STARS partners from Madrid were invited to take part in the event and support the STARS programme in Villanueva del Pardillo.
9 October 2015
In September 2015 BKK (Centre for Budapest Transport) hosted teachers, students and other stakeholders for the accreditation ceremony of the second year of STARS programme. The ceremony was also used to launch the third year of the STARS project.
4 September 2015
Throughout this year Broomhouse Primary School have run a wide range of cycling activities which have contributed to the school receiving the Cycle Friendly School award from Cycling Scotland.
31 August 2015
The second year of the project in Milan ended with some significant results and interactions with other cycling mobility initiatives. The school Pisacane-Poerio was the first primary school getting the accreditation, and there was a very good participation in the Cycle Challenge, as last year.
28 August 2015
Being a developing cycling city, Budapest had great ambition in involving many new schools in the STARS school year 2014/2015. By November 2014, BKK Centre for Budapest Transport managed to get 12 new primary schools engaged, which means that altogether 17 schools were striving for STARS accreditation this year.
26 August 2015
On 10 June in the park of the Academy of Physical Education in Kraków teams from primary schools No. 1 and 126 came up against each other in a bike treasure hunt.
21 August 2015
Davidsons Mains Primary P7’S had a great day cycling to their new high school, Royal High. All four of the Primary schools who will go to Royal High after the summer holidays enjoyed the ‘transition’ ride from their primary school, pedalling through the woods on the way.
14 August 2015
Getting secondary school pupils engaged is often very challenging, therefore BKK put special emphasis on the involvement of Youth Travel Ambassadors and their schools in the school year 2014/2015. Particular attention was paid to face-to-face meetings among STARS Advisors and Youth Travel Ambassadors which resulted in 5 thematic workshops aiming to address the various STARS activities throughout the year.
10 August 2015
Brabant has 24 schools participating in STARS. Of these, 19 received their STARS shield for meeting the STARS criteria for supporting sustainable mobility. The Mobility commissioner of the province of North Brabant, Christophe van der Maat, presented the accreditation ceremony on the 8th of July.
3 August 2015
The campaign “Red Carpet” was inaugurated on 16th of June 2015 in the district Heepen (about 47.000 citizens) and declared six parent stations (Kiss and Ride) open.Read more
30 July 2015
In the second year of STARS, 16 out of 22 primary schools have carried out several routes of bike trains and walking buses in Madrid. Identified as one of the best tools to involve pupils and parents in the modal change, most of schools have managed any of the alternatives or, in one case, both of them.
27 July 2015
The second edition of the Cycling Challenge in Kraków lasted from 18 May - 12 June. 9 post-primary schools involved in the STARS project participated. More than 200 students and teachers were enrolled in the Challenge. The novelty was that participants not only declared bicycle trips but also on foot.
In total, within four weeks students rode and walked to school more than 3,000 km!
24 July 2015
On Tuesday 23rd June, Mark Symonds, City of Edinburgh Council Road Safety Officer, and Sam Moody, Sustainable Travel Development Officer, welcomed a group of 29 students and teacher Malika Hauer from the Ratsgymnasium (Bielefeld, Germany). A group of Leith Academy students, along with 3 teachers led by Rajni Punn, joined Mark and the German students on a coastal bike ride from Leith to Cramond.
21 July 2015
From 11 May to 5 June they tried to cycle as much as possible to their school. 45 students and teachers took part. All together they cycled 2130 kilometers.
17 July 2015
Children on bicycles for as far as the eye could see was the spectacular sight in Hackney on Thursday 18 June as the borough’s fifth annual mass bike ride took to the roads, with youngsters from STARS Europe primary and secondary schools out in force.
Bike Around the Borough (BATB), organised by Hackney Council in partnership with the Met Police and sponsored by Volker Highways and Berkeley Homes, saw hundreds of young cyclists from more than a third of the borough’s schools complete a nine-mile circuit of Hackney.Read more
3 July 2015
This year’s City Cycling took place in Bielefeld from 7th June of 2015 to 27th June of 2015. 25 schools in Bielefeld entered, including the 13 STARS-schools (7 primary schools and 6 secondary schools).
Added together 1304 pupils accomplished to cycle an overall result of 113.476 km in only three weeks.
939 pupils of the STARS-schools compete and achieved 60.843 km which conformed a distance of 1.51 times circumnavigation of the equator. By that 8.761 kg of CO2e were conserved.Read more
22 June 2015
Overjoyed, that’s what they are: STARS school “Prince Willem Alexander” in Sprang-Capelle (Netherlands) won €500 for their road safety measure.Read more
13 May 2015
The STARS Ambassadors from the Maria Boodschap Lyceum have started a picnic tradition: because they are eager to share their experiences with other ambassadors, champions or new candidate schools, they organised a presentation and an exchange moment. Last year's Brussels bike ride and picnic worked so well that this year’s exchange was organized in the exact same way.Read more
5 May 2015
On 27 April, the STARS Cycle Challenge for secondary school students kicked-off for its second edition. Hackney and Milan are first to start, with the other cities following over summer, while several important improvements have been made to make the Cycle Challenge even more attractive and exciting to students.
20 April 2015
After a successful first year, STARS Europe has started strong in 2015 – as the diversity of reports shows in this newsletter. From Krakow schools continuing their activities even during wintertime to best practice exchanges between Edinburgh and Madrid, STARS cities are working hard to get more kids cycling and walking to school.Read more
Edinburgh secondary school pupils at the Edinburgh City Bike Schools launch on Friday 6th March.
17 Februar 2015
Youth Travel Ambassadors (YTAs) from four Hackney schools showcased their STARS active travel project ideas at an adrenaline-fuelled “Campaign Junction” event on Wednesday 28 January at the Arcola Theatre in Dalston. The YTAs were there to persuade a panel of four judges, all experts in sustainable transport and behaviour change, that their campaigns were worth investments of up to £300.Read more
21 November 2014
In this interview, Judit Szűcsné Geszti, the STARS Champion of the Kelenvölgyi Elementary School in Budapest, talks about the experience gained and her experience in the first year of the project.Read more
16 October 2014
16 October 2014
While new STARS schools in Brussels are recruiting pupils to become STARS ambassadors, last year’s pilot schools are continuing their efforts to promote cycling to their students. In the Maria Assumptalyceum, the peer-to-peer programme has achieved its ultimate goal: the students have taken the project into their own hands and are independently planning their own actions.Read more
13 October 2014
03 October 2014
On 23 September, STARS schools from Krakow received their accreditations in Krakow's Central Wielopolskich Palace.
17 September 2014
STARS Europe partners are all over the place in their respective cities during European Mobility Week. Well placed at the beginning of the new school year, Mobility Week is organized each year between 16 and 22 September. We give you an overview of where you can meet STARS partner organizations, schools, students and advisors!Read more
3 September 2014
22 July 2014
01 July 2014
On 11th June school number 126 from Krakow organized two activities. The first was a trip around a district called Tour de Mistrzejowice. About 30 pupils, assisted by teachers and STARS Advisor, started from school’s playground and rode along the borders of the district.Read more
18 June 2014
On Thursday 12 June, Hackney roads were taken over by budding young cyclists en route to the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park (QEOP). Hackney saw it's largest Bike Around the Borough (BATB) yet with 378 Hackney school children taking part.&n....Read more
3 June 2014
Three schools from Krakow have started the the Cycling Challenge on 19th of May. Three secondary schools are participating with 9 teams, including 93 pupils and even their teachers. STARS Champions reported that pupils we....Read more
28 May 2014
Budding young movie directors in Hackney primary schools have been busy producing short films aimed at encouraging young people to keep safe when they’re on the move.
Led by Junior Road....Read more
26 May 2014
The first year of STARS has yielded many inspirational bike promotion activities, so the time was right to let the STARS ambassadors show their achievements. On 22 May 2014, they gathe....Read more
15 May 2014
On 10 June 2014 eight schools from Bielefeld will start participation in the STARS Cycle Challenge. Five secondary schools and three primary schools will compete in the four week competition. The aim is to enco....Read more
12 May 2014
On Sunday, May 11th, the yearly Cyclopride Day took place in many Italian towns, including Milan. The main part of the event was a car-free cycle route, which in Milan was cycled by 10,000 people. The route in Milan started at the i....Read more
12 May 2014
Fourteen primary schools in Noord-Brabant (Netherlands) are participating in STARS. Participation in the EU-project STARS offers additional benefits to the traffic education program 'Read more
09 May 2014
The STARS-ambassadors of the Maria-Boodschaplyceum in the heart of Brussels made a gr....Read more
30 April 2014
On Monday 28th of April the Brussels edition of the STARS Cycle Challenge contest was kicked-off. Three secondary schools in Belgium’s capital are taking part in this four-week contest. During that month the students will s....Read more
15 April 2014
On March 21, the first day of spring, Primary School No. 1 in Krakow organized a bicycle ride under the slogan "Truancy on two wheels" as part of the STARS project. In beautiful spring weather, th....Read more
8 April 2014
STARS Europe and Youth Travel Ambassador (YTA) secondary school students competed for the chance to win £300 from TfL in a cross-borough pitch event ....Read more
20 March 2014
Students at one of the STARS schools 'Maria Boodschap Lyceum' located in the heart of Brussels are organising a work....Read more
17 March 2014
Centre for Budapest Transport (BKK) carried out many improvements in Budapest recently in order to make the city a cleaner and nic....Read more
07 March 2014
How to engage students to drive to school by bike? After many months of planning and capacity building Bielefeld is now pushing ahead with the first delivery pha....Read more
05 March 2014 - By Krzysztof Nil Ryba
Within the framework of the STARS project, a series of classes under the name of “Cykloedukacja” (Cycloeducation) are administered in schools. The pupils participat....Read more
05 March 2014
Hackney students involved in STARS Europe have been exploring the world of creative media to produce some unique cycling campaigns designed to put cycling in the....Read more
05 March 2014
As one of the tasks of STARS programme, students are developing their own campaigns to encourage bike use among their peers. The 2nd Ambassadors Wor....Read more
05 March 2014
"Children are not likely to come to school on foot or by bicycle because their parents drop them off on their way to work....Read more
04 March 2014
The Maria Assumptalyceum uses the Feast of Love to promote cycling to school.
All around the world, the 14th of February has become a day dominated by love. Whether you love it, or hate i....Read more
04 March 2014
Noord-Brabant is amidst an intensive period of enlistment. We are getting in touch with schools to join STARS, proceeding from the traffic education program....Read more
04 March 2014
From the very early start of schools recruitment for STARS Europe in Milan, the secondary schools showed a lot of interest in the Youth Travel Ambassad....Read more
03 March 2014
First year pupils who were taking part in their Junior Award Scheme Scotland were given the chance to cycle to....Read more
25 October 2013
STARS Europe was put in the limelight at the Hackney Picturehouse on 24 October, as STARS Champions from 16 schools gathered for an inspiring day at the....Read more
23 September 2013
After some meetings and presentations in which schools heads and champions were engaged, it was needed a special activity to encourage pupils and to give some vi....Read more