Location: Miskolc 

Country: Hungary 

Contact Information: Polgármesteri Hivatal, [email protected] Telefon +36 46 512 700, 1332-es mellék  

Website Address: https://tervezzukmiskolcot.hu/reszveteli-koltsegvetes/reszveteli-koltsegvetes-otletek/szemetes-kerekparozok-es-futok-szamara   

  • Project Details:  

Originating from the Netherlands and Denmark, nowadays, there are more and more public garbage bins in many cities around the world that cyclists and runners can use on the move.   

The idea was shared by citizens in the process of the city’s participatory budgeting, then selected by public voting and municipality decision. Eventually, 10 garbage bins will be placed for cyclists and runners along running tracks and bike paths. The exact location of these garbage bins are also selected by public voting. 

Thematic Area: Healthy public space 

Thematic Sub-category: Waste management, Green Urbanism related to improving social relations. 

Type of Actor/Agent: Local Council 

Typology of Green Urban Site: Street and residential project. 

  • Green City Elements used – Green Urbanism. 
  • Engagement and Consultation 

Target Group – Citizens. 

Public Engagement – YES. 

Consultation Tools Used – Proper public engagement. 

E-tools: – Google Forms were used. Continuous information shared on the city’s platform for public participation: https://tervezzukmiskolcot.hu/   

  • Innovation and Impact 

Level of Scale of Innovation: 3 

Abstract of Elements of Innovation – N/A. 

Expected Impact High. 

  • Analysis: – Needs Analysis conducted. 
  • Benefits (B) and Challenges (C) 

(B) Increased biodiversity, Improving physical fitness and reducing depression, Well-being benefits (such as people’s perception of increased biodiversity and improved visual quality of the environment), Improved visual quality of the environment, Recreational opportunities, Aesthetic enjoyment, Improving physical fitness and reducing depression 

(C) N/A. 

  • Resources and Transferability 

Teaching Materials/Resources: Description of the phases of the participatory budgeting (only in Hungarian): https://tervezzukmiskolcot.hu/reszveteli-koltsegvetes  

Personal Skills Required: Medium. 

Non-discriminatory Principles N/A 

Transferability Potential High.