|Authors:||Vibeke Milch, Tor-Olav Nævestad|
|ISBN (digital version):||978-82-480-1922-0|
Full report - in Norwegian only
Heart zone appears to be an effective measure in terms of improving traffic safety culture related to travel to and from school and to driving in the schools' immediate area. This emerges from an evaluation based on the implementation of Heart Zone at several schools in Bergen. The evaluation is based on focus group interviews and individual interviews with representatives of the steering and project group as well as school management and parents at selected schools. In addition, a quantitative survey was conducted among representatives of school management and parents. Although the main impression is that the Heart Zone work has been a valuable contribution to the traffic safety work, the evaluation also points to potential for improvement with regard to further implementation of the Heart Zone, first and foremost with regard to delimiting and clarifying scope in advance and assessing resource needs.