About the project
The Heinz Nittel Road Safety Training Center draws elementary school children from throughout the city (approximately 14,000 each year) to learn how to be safe pedestrians, bicycle riders and car passengers. The center includes simulated roadways complete with intersections, traffic lights, and road signs. The center was dedicated in memory of Heinz Nittel, a Vienna city councilman and head of the Austrian Israel Friendship League, who was assassinated by a terrorist in 1981.
In 2001, a second floor was added to the center to provide additional classroom space.
Further renovations began in 2021 and in 2023 the Center was rededicated in the presence of Heinz Nittel’s son, Jerusalem Mayor Moshe Lion, Austrian Ambassador to Israel Nikolaus Lutterotti, Jerusalem Foundation President Shai Doron and many others.