West Light Rail Lines works with the municipalities of Boadilla del Monte and Pozuelo de Alarcón in different educational activities in which about 50,000 students have participated to date.
To encourage commitment to education, sustainable mobility, and awareness of citizens about proper road behavior, WLRL has collaborated in many educational activities with users of all ages in which nearly 50,000 students have already participated. These initiatives have involved students from children, to university students and the elderly, from 32 schools in Pozuelo de Alarcón and Boadilla del Monte, 5 universities, 5 special education centers and 5 other centers for the elderly.
Environmental Education Classroom
The alliance of West Light Rail Lines with the City Council of Pozuelo has made possible the development of a series of educational activities, promoted by the Environmental Education Classroom and the Municipal Police to reach young people in the area, as is the case of talks and annual road safety education contest, bicycle routes, among which the thematic and cyclo-environmental routes stand out. Children assimilate basic rules of road traffic, learn to value the environment and acquire domestic habits regarding the responsible and sustainable use of natural resources.
The activities are organized with the aim of building a responsible and inclusive future through the promotion of sustainable mobility, through the promotion of other forms of non-polluting movement.
Research for innovation
Students of Secondary Education and High School work in the Teen Smart City project, a program based on the use of new technologies and innovation that allow adolescents to participate in the creation of the smart city network of their municipality. Within the Teen Smart City project, the City of Pozuelo, together with the city’s Eco-schools and WLRL, have organized the “Walk to School” routes, an initiative where students walk to their schools in an ecological, safe and healthy way. The aim is to promote not only awareness of the environment, but also the social relations among all students during the journey.