- At the very morning, have you ever wondered the real capacity of a trolleybus full of people in Chisinau?
- A youngsters' team, iYoung wanted to know the question above and started a social experiment in order to increase (or maybe not) skepticism towards the Public Local Authorities
The National Center for Young People iYoung from Chisinau, Moldova, begun the Saturday 20th February with a social experiment with the aim of demonstrate that the number indicated at the information pannels about the passenger capacity in the trolleybuses from the city it is precise or not. The event was at the Alba Iulia 113 street, at the last station from 22 trolleybus and it was needed an amount of 102 people.
A team composed of young volunteers in which between of them there are Sofia Copacinshi, Elena Tighineanu and former president, Artiom Ursoi, have thought up about this innovative experiment: "We wanted to verify the information given by Public Local Authorities in Chisinau regarding public transport and it is passengers'capacity, check if it is truth or not that can lift 102 people inside", Artiom said.
Also, there are other goals as meeting new people, make networking in public spaces, check the WiFi connection which is now available in some trolleybuses from the city, see the capital, and, of course, to have a unique experience in a friendly environment. "When I saw all the snow this morning I was afraid that no one would come but then everyone came in a good mood and the weather did not influence at all. We are happy with the success have had the experiment and we will continue with more ideas", Tighineanu said.
Once arrived to the meeting place under a light snow, Artiom, gave different numbered papers to count all members hoping to arrive till 102 people, number that implies the total capacity in a trolleybus from the capital. At the first moment, between the attendants was not possible to reach amount of 102 people, requiring near 40 more people.
Even so, all partakers of this event came inside the trolleybus in an playful and amusent atmosphere while Artiom asked to the debt collector to charge more than 50 tickets.The face of the lady was all astonishment. As the trolleybus was moving through the city Artion and some people started counting how many they were in the trolleybus till it was reached the quantity of 102 people. In that moment, they were mixed exclamations and some looking of expectancy and incredulity from the people that did not participate at the experiment.
The final result was surprising because after the lifting of the 102 people there was still enough space to more passengers inside the trolleybus
So, the participants in conclusion received a free trip around the city, in concrete, through Buiucani district across socialization having as a result an increasement of trust towards the local government.
iYoung will propose new surprises and experiments in the next weeks. Particularly a “blind date” this Wednesday 24th February for the most intepids and curious youngers which will feature, as noticed, a blind date with eye bandaged, a dance in couples and the winners will achieve two romantic dinners at FORTUS restaurant. All of this with the goal of harmonizing real relationships not based only in online dating, meeting new friends and, after all, having a unique and and notable experience. More information here.BLIND DATE EVENT and iYoung Facebook page.