Travis and his giant (recycable) brother



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?

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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.

Travis plastic bottles

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!

Some more news from Czech Republic

Hello all

The end of September I visited the town of Třinec and met two schools playing the Traffic Snake Game (in Czech called “Oblékáme hada Edu”).


Třinec is an important industrial and cultural centre in the Moravian-Silesian Region in the north-east of the Czech Republic, close to the Polish border and also near to the border with Poland. The town is notable for its ironworks, Třinecké železárny – Moravia Steel. It is the largest steel making company in the Czech Republic and still has a major impact on the town and on its character.

Together with the school kids I learned a lot about traffic signs and rules, and we rode bicycles, scooters and pedal cars in the playground.


The schools organised an art contest for the pupils. The children from the school Kaštanová drew very nice pictures on the theme ‘A day without cars’.


Everyone was excited to meet me and were having their pictures taken with me.

What a pity I had to leave this nice country after this second visit. Hope to visit the Czech republic soon another time.