Something very peculiar happened in the Romanian Municipality of Bistriţa! A giant snake took over the City Centre, celebrating the international „Car Free Day” on the 22nd of September! He looks just like me, that must be my big brother Oscar! Can you see those surprised looks from the citizens?
The Mascot of OSCAR, the Romanian Traffic Snake, was developed by Bistriţa Municipality together with Radu HANGAN and Paul TÂRZIU, both teachers at „Corneliu BABA” Arts High School from Bistriţa, a Traffic Snake playing school.
During 16-19 September 2014, Bistriţa Municipality distributed 200 plastic bags within the 7 schools playing the Traffic Snake Game, running a small collecting campaign called “One empty plastic bottle for the Traffic Snake!”. OSCAR, the Romanian Snake, was designed out of 150 bags full of PETs, having a length of over 25m. It was created and built by 50 high school students, this action being as stated by the two coordinating teachers, the first integrative workshop for the 9th grade freshmen. At the end of the Traffic Snake Game Campaign, the plastic bottles were taken to a local recycling centre.
Oh I’m so happy that the Romanian children helped my giant brother grow so big! Congratulations!
By the way, did you know that 7554 pupils in 56 Romanian schools from 13 different cities played the Traffic Snake Game? They sure are doing a good job!