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The movement

HOW TO TAKE BACK OUR STREETS AND TRANSFORM OUR LIVES
- THE ACTION LIST

Can’t wait and feel the urge to start taking matters into your own hands? Below you’ll find a list of ideas to start making a change yourself. These ideas are divided up into steps you can take individually, collectively and tips for engaging with politicians and other representatives.

Individually

Want to start making a change individually straight away? Below are some activities you can start on straight away.

Individually

Educate yourself

Read up. Find interesting articles, social media accounts and inspiration to build and strengthen your thinking muscle. Change your mind and the rest will follow.
Individually

Reflect and challenge

Be critical on your own thinking. Language shapes the way we think. Ask yourself how the implicit assumptions underpinning your words facilitate your thinking.
Individually

Learn and change

Your personal choice can have an immediate positive effect. Take alternative routes. Stop owning a car start participating in a car scheme.
Individually

Inspire others

Tell us what you think and do. Your actions can be an inspiration. Let us and others around you know what you plan to do to make a change.

Collectively

Power through numbers. There is power in a group working towards a shared goal. What you can do together to make a difference.

Collectively

Start a conversation

Start a chat with the people in your street and talk about the vision you have on your street and collect some of their ideas. Maybe you're thinking the same thing.
Collectively

digital power

Active streets are setup for change. Use a social platform or start an app group for your street and start debate and discussion to activatee change.
Collectively

Link up

Try to link up with like minded people and join local associations that work in the mobility field and make your voice heard.
Collectively

Collective power

Learn to identify various significant issues that relate to how we use our streets and tackle these problems collectively.

MULTIPLE APPROACHES

In any discussion that affects your street, ask for the right expert (which might not be the traffic expert) and ask for multiple approaches and expertises to be represented.

Establishment

Get to know them

Get to know your local representative and stress out that public space is a political issue and it's their job to represent your political views.
Establishment

Contest the model

Contest traffic models. They often fail to take in account human behavior or any other functions of public space.
Establishment

Multiple approaches

In any discussion that affects your street, ask for the right expert and ask for multiple approaches and expertises to be represented.
Establishment

never compromise

If a local civil servant can’t improve the situation in your street, the task needs to go back to the political level. Don’t compromise, it avoids a political decision.

Resources

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