Thursday, February 28, 2013

What If Your Street Belonged to Kids on Saturdays?

I'm a firm believer that we could cut the numbers of public streets available to traveling cars in half (or at least cut the width of most streets in half) and we'd all be happier with the added space for gardens, shade trees, dinners outdoors and playing.

Here in the U.S., Park(ing) Day is a step in the right direction. But what if we went a step further?

In the U.K., a group called Playing Out encourages neighborhoods to organize limited after-school closings of neighborhood streets to allow children to play. New York City has a similar program called Play Streets.

Could a program like this work in your community?

Playing Out from Playing Out on Vimeo.

Via The Atlantic Cities

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I love this idea!