About Our Creek from La Terenuri
Several short car trips are taken from the residential neighborhoods of Cluj to the center, for leisure purposes. We wanted to set up the framework through which the residents of the Calvaria Creek – La Terenuri area could develop ideas for how they would use the common space and spend more time in the neighborhood if they had money, specialists and permits available.
The Our Creek from La Terenuri team was selected following an open call in October 2017, and worked on preparing the test interventions in the neighborhood in May 2018.
- Negotiate with the owners of illegally parked cars, in order to have the cars moved temporarily, and be able to organize social events.
- Create infrastructure that meets the neighbors’ needs
Results and lessons learned
Two main interventions were temporarily built from pallets: a wooden bridge with access stairs over the creek, steps next to the existing path, as well as a space for meeting, socializing and sitting close to the playgrounds.
Both interventions were among the most suggested by the 1200 neighbors that answered the field research performed by the team. Other ideas from the neighbors included: benches, a running and bicycle path, tables for chess and welcoming and cared for green spaces. Both interventions were used in particular by children. The pallet meeting space was vandalized two weeks after it was installed.
Neighbors that joined during the process: Sebastian Boancă, Grig Vulpe și Bernadeta Pătrașcu, Anna Șargov.
Collaborators: Anca Chis și Marina Mironica
Understand how the current traffic conditions influence our decision for a particular mode of transport.