Vozilla Electric Cars Rental in Wrocław

Background of cars usage

In western Europe the number of cars has increased by 130% in the last 40 years. 100% increase took place in the 20 years between 1980 and 2000. Now the rate of increase is lower, sign that saturation is nearing, but trips are becoming longer and more frequent.

In developing economies, the rate of increase of the number of cars is often close to 10% per annum, which means a doubling every 7–8 years. It seems that we are witnessing a collective infatuation for cars that borders with addiction. Indeed, they are the most convenient (for the user) means of transportation ever devised, but the social cost associated is huge.

Issue

Every car need to be parked at either side of their trip. European cities are struggling to fulfill this need – and here is a field for companies to improve this situation.

Solution

So here we have initiatives like Vozilla in Wrocław which is offering short term (by minutes) rental of electric cars (over 200 cars in Wroclaw) which can be parked in special areas in city centre (green envelope mark). The charge is 1PLN per minute of the rental service.

The first thing the customer has to do is download a special app and register in the service. The app is necessary for you to find the closest vehicle and book it with your smartphone. Then you may access the car where the previous user or the operator have left it. The rental service is provided across the entire administrative area of Wrocław. Users are allowed to leave Wrocław. However, to return the car you are also obliged to return to the city. You can leave your car at any generally accessible car park.

Additionally, Vozilla’s cars are similar to cabs in that they are authorized to access bus lanes and zones with restricted access for combustion engine vehicles. Vozilla cars are authorised to use the following bus lanes: ul Reymonta/Pomorska, Podwale, Trzebnicka, Piłsudskiego, pl Teatralny, św Jadwigi, Traugutta, Jedności Narodowej, Szewska, Robotnicza.

Coffee Manufacture in Wroclaw

coffee manufacture in Wroclaw

Czarny Deszcz: The #1 coffee manufacture in Wroclaw.

Some days, the only thing you need to get you out of bed is a good coffee. However, we often swap excellent products for something more convenient. In this article, I will talk about the coffee Czarny Deszcz, a local brand which provides quality beverages, for low prices.

What is Czarny Deszcz?

Czarny Deszcz (en. Black Rain) is a Wroclaw coffee project that sells espresso coffee and alternatives. They also offer barista training and specialty accessory distribution. Founded in 2014, this company has its main headquarters on Stanislawa Pilata street. Czarny Deszcz distributes their products in more than 10 locations in town. This brand’s esteemed values are quality, freshness and responsibility.

What products do they offer?

This manufacture provides a wide variety of products. Their single specialty beans, designed for espresso coffees, are roasted and smoked with different unique flavors. The beans are imported from Brazil, as well as Nicaragua and Ethiopia. All the blends can be ordered from the brand’s website or picked up from the following distributors in Wroclaw: Concept Stu Mostów, Cocofli, Natural Bazaar, Cerubinowy Wedrowiec, Piekarnia Kumin.

But what places serve this coffee?

If you’re a student who spends their entire day on the run, you most likely don’t have the time or means to press and brew your own coffee beans. Luckily, you can find these caffeinated beverages in more than 10 different locations in Wrocław, listed bellow:

Cofee Shops & bakeries
  • Vinyl Cafe
  • Kawiarnia Karamel
  • Kawalerka
  • Cocofli
  • FC Cafe
  • NANAN
  • Piekarnia Kumin
  • Cerubinowy Wedrowiec

Restaurants & breweries
  • Baszta
  • Browar Stu Mostow

Therefore, next time you’re on the lookout for a good cup of coffee in Wrocław, maybe you’ll be more inclined to give this local brand a try and let their amazing coffee make your day better.

Marathon running in Wroclaw: a new trend

Marathon running in Wroclaw

Today it seems that everyone is running in Poland. Thus, the growth of popularity of marathon races among the population of different countries over the past six years has increased by 300%.  If a couple of years ago the main sports trend was yoga, now this place, no doubt, took running. This summer, marathon running in Wroclaw will be much more popular than parties in nightclubs and other fashion events. So what is marathon running in Wroclaw: a new trend or a momentary tribute to fashion today? 

Ffirst, let’s look upon the pros and cons of the marathon running.

Pro: motivation

Training to run a marathon is a great tool to keep you motivated to exercise.

Con: risk for health

The training requirements can lead to muscle, bone and joint pain.

Pro: sense of accomplishment

Being able to say that you ran 42 kilometres is something you can be proud of.

Con: time

Training to run a marathon is a lengthy time commitment.

Pro: low cost activity

You only need a quality pair of athletic shoes for marathon.

Con: potential to get expensive

GPS watches, compression sleeves, running hats, sports sunglasses, and special foods and drinks, all have the potential to make marathon running more expensive.

So, you’ve considered all the pros and cons and are ready for the challenge, the next information you must know is where to train for a marathon running in Wroclaw. Well, I’ll give you a tip, and make the list of the running routes:

Skowroni Park  – 1,9 km
Tysiąclecia Park  – 4 km
Grabiszyński Park  – 5,3 km
Zachodni Park  – 7,5 km
Pasterska alley – 2 km
East Park (Park Wschodni) – 2.9 km
Park Południowy – 2 km.
Park Kleciński – 1.9 km

Finally, the most inportant information – marathon running in Wroclaw:

  • Wrocław Night Half-Marathon 16 June 2018, 10 pm; Olympic Stadium Complex
  • Wrocław Marathon 9 September 2018, 9 am; Olympic Stadium Complex
  • Survival Race Wrocław, from 1-2 September 2018, Morskie Oko bathing beach
Marathon running in Wroclaw: a new trend 2018
Marathon running: a new trend 2018

Now you are ready, but to run or not to run, that’s the question…

Food sharing in Wroclaw

Food sharing

Tons of food goes to the trash! What to do to avoid a huge waste of food? Food sharing is one of the answers!

Data shows that about 9 million tons of food is wasted annually in Poland. The value of this food is probably about PLN 50 for each Pole every month. 35% of the food go for disposal. That’s why we should try food sharing.

 

Sharing is a new trend.
Economics based on sharing is a relatively new trend in the economy and society. It involves the direct exchange of goods and services between consumers who mainly communicate via special websites or social media. With the help of this term, the entire spectrum of online businesses have the potential to revolutionize the global market for the exchange of goods and services. Also it can be both non-profit and profitable. However is about exchanging between one man and another. In this Expats in Wroclaw article. I want to focused on NON PROFIT form.

How does it starts?
The first Food Sharing point was opened in May 2016 in Warsaw. Therefore Torun, Cracow, Wroclaw and Poznan followed the idea. Other cities followed them consequently. Social refrigerators in Wroclaw are mostly grow due to the idea of ​​the group WeźPomóż.pl, which promotes the idea of ​​sharing food in Lower Silesia. Anyone who wants can bring food to the fridge. Food will be available in the fridge for those in need. Food sharing points are for everyone – the material status of people who visit it is not checked here. The whole system finally works freely.

What can you put in a shared fridge?
The basic rule: bring what you would eat by yourself.  Home products such as cake or soup must be packed in disposable, sealed containers with the exact date of preparation and description on packaging. Furthermore you can put dry products on special shelf. 

What can you not bring?
Products that contain raw meat, raw eggs, unpainted milk products (unless they are vacuum-packed and have a valid shelf-life) can not be accepted; open canned food or jars with preserves; products that have exceeded the shelf-life date; products with signs of breakage. The rules for products are posted on the front door of the refrigerator too.

Volunteers, companies and food rescuers
All sharing food points function because of volunteers. They are usually young people who, using social media – mainly Facebook – are trying to buy refrigerators, shelves, social signs and also make sure that the place is working properly. In addition volunteers check in this points cleanliness standards, wash it, if there’s a need, bring food or throw out expired products.

Food sharing
What to do to avoid a huge waste of food?

Where are the Refrigerators in Wroclaw?  We have seven of them in Wroclaw!

  • ul. Ludwika Rydygiera 25a (Nadodrze)
  • ul. Osobowicka 129 (Osobowice) – A point at the church of St. Teresa of the Baby Jesus
  • ul. Zachodnia 1 (Szczepin) – Point at the Council of the Szczepin
  • ul. Okulickiego 2 (Zakrzów) Point next to Stanisław Jabłonka’s Friendly Home Foundation and with the help of Take Pom Pom)
  • ul. Kazimierza Wielkiego 31-33 (Old Town)
  • ul. Grabiszyńska 56 (Grabiszyn) next to coffeehouse Neighborly
  • ul. Gajowicka 96a

Positive impact.

In addition, this type of idea strengthens mutual trust, fills a need for convenience and it gives meaning of belonging to community. It seems like it has positive impact on the environment.

If you want to find more food sharing places in Poland, check this link

Wroclaw the European Capital of Culture 2016

Wroclaw the European Capital of Culture 2016

Wroclaw the European Capital of Culture 2016

Wroclaw – the administrative capital of the Lower Silesian Region, has sat on the banks of the River Oder for more than a thousand  of years. This beautiful and interesting city in 2016 became The European Capital of Culture.

Wroclaw was designated by the European Union for a period of one calendar year. It organized a lot of cultural events. Wroclaw has magnificent manor houses and university. A lot of them received the Nobel Prize.

Best place for tourists

The Old Town is the focal point of city life. The Centennial Hall was constructed out of reinforced concrete and it is a groundbreaking masterpiece in the history of world architecture.

An amazing attraction is the Raclawice Panorama. It is monumental cycloramic painting showing the 1794 battle between Poles and Russians.

Amazing place for everyone

Wroclaw the European Capital of Culture 2016 created open and friendly spaces with culture and art for everyone. The city proved that civilization can’t develop without culture.

2016 was the year of the culture – it was telling the story about past, present and future.

What Wroclaw the European Capital of City 2016 accomplished:

  • Citizens co-created culture and they had benefit from its variety without limits.
  • They had easier access to both cultural and educational programmes.
  • The city developed with culture and through culture.
  • Wroclaw organizations and partners from around Poland worked closer and developed cooperation in the area of culture.
  • Wroclaw and the region was more recognizable within Poland and across Europe. More and more people started to talk about Wroclaw.
  • Citizens were more aware of the cultural heritage of Lower Silesia, and prouder of it.
  • The number of tourists visiting Wroclaw was double.
  • The private sector was more involved in supporting cultural initiatives.

SOURCE: Wrocław 2016: Europejskiej Stolicy Kultury

 

Running routes in Wroclaw – beautiful place for jogging

Running routes in Wroclaw

Running routes in Wroclaw? There is a lot of places!

Spring is coming in Wroclaw ! Runners can be in Wroclaw too in the winter. If you just starting jogging, you’re looking for the best places. Where can you run  in Wroclaw ?Running routes in Wroclaw?  Everywhere! Below we have prepared good Running route for start. There you will meet other runners.

 

Wroclaw City Centre  Running Route

The running routes in Wroclaw City is 5 km. The loop extends between three Bridges: Szczytnicki Bridge, Jagiellonian Bridge and Warsaw Bridge. The whole od the route runs along the floodbank. The route is flat and surfaces, making in very well suited to beginners.

East Park (Park Wschodni) Running Route

The running routes in Wroclaw- East Park (Park Wschodni) is a loop of a lenght of 3 km. The route is extremely picturesque, with long sections beside a river Olawa. The route is not markes. It is recommends  for recreational runs for only beginning their running adventure.

Between the Bridges

The running routes in Wroclaw- between the Jagiellonian Bridges (mosty jagiellońskie) and Swojczyce Bridge (most swojczycki) is 6 km. Is ideally suited for both recreational, professional running. Each kilometr eis markes, useful in measuring running speed.

Tumski Running Route

Tumski running route measures around 3 km. This is urban rout which runs through the city centre along the Odra. The route commends itself to all runners who like monument, unique atmosphere of the oldest part of the city.

The running route in Grabiszyn Park (Park Grabiszyński)

This route measures 5,3 km. It is perfect suites for both recreational, professional running.

Route in Szczytniki Park (park szczytnicki)

The running route measures 1km. This ‘kilometre’ can be used for recreational running and advanced training. The route passes the wooden church of St John of Nepomuk. The church dates from the run of the 17th century.

 

 

 

 

Public transport in Wroclaw – how to travel around the city

Public transport in Wroclaw

 Public transport in Wroclaw is easy- just try!

There are over 60 days of bus lines and several night bus routes in Wroclaw. There are also over 20 tram lines here. When driving a car in Wroclaw, you need to remember that many streets in the centre proper are pedestrian precincts or one-way streets. Licensed taxis need to have a roof top sign with the word “taxi” and the word “Wroclaw” plus the side number on the side doors and the price-list stuck to the window. They need to be quipped with a taximeter and a fiscal cash register.

Public transport

For example tram which is moving everyday on more than 20 of rail way. Buses operative about 50 roads. First buses and trams you can see at 4 o’clock in the morning but the last about the midnight. During the night you can choose one of 15 bus roads which is drive away every single hour from every stop.

How can you buy a ticket?

If you want travel by public transport in Wroclaw you must buy a ticket. One time ticket or long term ticket. For students the best option is choosing semester discounter ticket. Short term ticket you can get in ticket machine which is in every single tram. The cost of it is 3.4 zl/ discounter ticket for half price but you can pay only by the card. If you want bay it by a coins you should go to a small shops which they usually are at the bus stop. For a ticket also you can pay by phone application. If your traveling in Wroclaw will by systematically the best way is to bay urbancard. To get this go on website: http://www.urbancard.pl/en/index.html then fll up an application, pot your photo face and wait about two weeks .
Helpful is the application  JAKDOJADE.


If you like bicycle…

If you like healthy life and you don’t like Public transport in Wroclaw you can drive by public car. Yours urbancard can help you. First 20 minutes on the public bike- you pay nothing. Bike station are available in more than 30 places. I send website where you find more information in English language about public bikes. https://www.wroclaw.pl/en If you like more comfortable life you can moving by the car. By electric car I must pay 0.75 zl pre mint. License driving is requirement. Every one who won’t to use vozilla must login to the system. Renting a cars is very easy. In you application is a map which you can find car and reserve it for 15 minutes. Then you can drive. If you are on your destination place you leave your car in comfortable place for you. Next way to moving in Wroclaw is TAXI. According to the rules of Wroclaw taxi is 6zl per first kilometer . Maximum payment during the day is 3 zl per km.

Public transport Wroclaw Tram

The most popular is:

  • Ryba Taxi 2,50 zł/1km tel. 713067067
  • Taxi Grosz 2,50 zł/1km tel. 796 000 666/728 985 662
  • Wicar Taxi 2,40 zł/1 km tel. 725 71 71 71/ 71 34 20 777
  • Taxi Play 2,40 zł/ 1 km tel.  713 82 82 82

In Wroclaw like in whole world works UBER. For more information check website about UBER.