School streets and school play streets are two simple and brilliant ways to make it safer and healthier for children to walk and cycle to school.
Children are in school five days a week, forty weeks a year, from age five to 18 – that’s a lot of their life! They also use green space, from informal patches close to home to bigger parks a walk away. And they have to get to all these things, as well as to activities and friends’ houses.
How can we make every neighbourhood safer so children can play out and get around independently as they grow? How can we make sure outside play, which is so important to their health and happiness, is a big enough part of their lives?