Making Bucharest safer for children: Update

Remember this post of a few weeks ago?

Well, the police called Mrs. Bucharest Life this morning to confirm that her request for a traffic light to be installed at the intersection of Bulevardul Marasesti and Strada Cuza Voda has been approved.

Which is nice.

soon to be a lot safer
Soon to be a lot safer

Of course, the traffic lights will not go up overnight, although fortunately there is only a week of school left before the summer holidays start. Ideally though, they will be installed in time for the beginning of the new school year on September 14th. Before then, the Administratia Drumurilor need to find the funds to erect the new lights, which then have to be correlated with the much larger Budapesta intersection 200 metres down the road: we are not quite there yet.

Still, it’s a great way to start the day.

Who ever said you can’t get anything done in this country?

  • CommonSense

    Great work by all concerned, why not push on now and make this happen for ALL the children’s safety in the heavy traffic populated areas?

    Or better still, the traffic warden route in combination with traffic lights, creating jobs and the safety of kids.

  • Filip

    How many parents signed the petition?

    • craigturp

      Around 30, but the number was irrelevant. Important was the fact that we went with actual cases of children being placed in danger: as such the police are legally obliged to act.