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Miss Slovakia 2014 at Critical Mass in Bratislava PDF Print E-mail
Written by Miloš Veverka   

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Critical Mass is a civic initiative aimed to point out the necessity of cycling transport development in towns as a rapid, ecological and healthy transport alternative. It is a ride of group of cyclists (it could be several hundredsof cyclists) through the town on last Friday every month. The event is held in diferrent world towns.

In Bratislava the Critical Mass has already a long-standing tradition ( and it is always supported by many cyclists. On 26th September 2014, we also participated in the event with Miss Slovakia 2014 Laura Longauerová.

Last Updated on Monday, 15 December 2014 22:45
Climatic and Cyclig Iniciative and Car Free Day in Zvolen (21st - 29th September 2014) PDF Print E-mail
Written by Miloš Veverka   

IMG 8536 MiniOn Sunday 21st September 2014, civic association CEPTA organized an information stand on SNP square (“Námestie SNP”) in Zvolen. Its aim was to promote cycling, public transport, ecodriving, in short sustainable mobility that does not pollute the air and is climate-friendly. The event, supported by the project Clean Air, Cyklo Zvolen 2014 and Soot-free for the Climate campaign, was held within the European mobility week, which annually starts on 16th September and ends by Car-Free Day on 22nd September. The information stand was also a part of the whole world action “The Global People's Climate March”, which aimed to address people concerned with climate changes and air quality. More about The Global People's Climate March initiative you can find at:

Miss Slovakia 2014 Laura Longauerová participated actively in this event, as well as ...

Last Updated on Monday, 15 December 2014 22:45
Ecodriving principles PDF Print E-mail
Written by Miloš Veverka   

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It is possible to save up to 20 % of fuel consumption by energy-efficient driving. This saves
your money, as well as the environment. However, ecodriving is a broader term. It begins with
the choice of an appropriate means of transport, continues through choosing the right car at
acquisition, energy-efficient driving, smart use of air-conditioning, and ends with environmentally friendly car washing. Ecodriving is the approach, which reduces detrimental effects of driving or mobility on the environment.

Before you start the engine

Before you get into a car, think about other ways of transport that could be better. An alternative could be faster than a car, mainly during rush traffic hours. Up to 1 km prefer walking, to 10 km prefer biking or city transport. Up to 100 km use public transport or car, up to 1000 km travel by train. Travelling by train or public transport for long distances has a lot of advantages – it is quick, safe and you do not have to drive. You can work on your laptop, read a book, watch countryside or just relax. Nowadays it is a standard that european high-speed trains (TGV, ICE, RAILJET, etc.) exceed the speed of 200 km per hour.

If we need to use a car, we do not have to own it

Car-sharing means to have an available car, but not to own it. This decreases the number of cars in the cities. More information you can find in the Technical report. Car-sharing is widespread in Germany and in Western Europe countries.

Carpooling means sharing of car journeys, so that more than one person travels in a car. It is cheaper and environmentally more friendly than the case when everybody drives their own car. Another benefit is connecting of people and helping each other.


 Choose the right car

Last Updated on Wednesday, 22 October 2014 20:51
First Slovak Municipality Joined to the Ecodriving Project PDF Print E-mail
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On Saturday 4th October 2014, we were driving ecologically in Detva. During the "Days of the Town of Detva" Daniel Lešinský, chairman of a civic association CEPTA, together with Miss Slovakia 2014 Laura Longauerová explained to the participants in a casual way what ecodriving is and which kinds of transport are considered to be ecological.

After a short ecodriving course, individual drives followed. During these drives, five participants had a possibility to try the principles of economic driving in practice with a certified instructor. The drives were performed by the delegates of the biggest car school in the region, the mayor of Detva, the head of town of Hriňová, as well as by Polish delegate from a partner town Tuchow.

The participants were driving from Detva to Hradná (8 km) in their own routine way of driving and then, after a short training, they took the same route according to instruction of the ecodriving instructor. The results were evaluated by a software and are summarised in the table below.

The mayor of Detva managed to drive the second best result of the training day, saving more than 20% of fuel. It also means 20% less greenhouse gases, 20% less detrimental emissions in the air and 20% financial savings for fuel.

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Last Updated on Monday, 23 February 2015 16:27
Demonstration Drives of Ecodriving PDF Print E-mail
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IMG 7182zm webFrom 22nd to 25th July 2014, a civic association CEPTA in cooperation with a certified instructor of energy-efficient driving and with a team of researchers from the Czech Republic gave a demonstration of ecodriving techniques on a bus, a lorry, a van and cars within a project Clean Air. 

At first, drivers took a route in their own routine way of driving. After training and ecodriving principles explanation, they had a possibility to practise ecodriving when taking the same route with the instructor Mr Jiří Čumpelík.


Last Updated on Monday, 23 February 2015 16:28
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