Children love cycling. But when it comes to using the bicycle as a mode of transport, they are often excluded, especially in urban areas. Schulterblick – The Viennese Cycling School has developed a concept for...Read more
The design of our cities and towns plays a monumental role in instilling a lasting sense of stewardship among children. As discussed in my last piece, public transportation is a key component of that public...Read more
A new proposed law in Mexico seeks to define the hierarchy of street users in order to reduce the number of casualties of young children killed in road accidents. The new proposed law would also address...Read more
A recent UK study commissioned by the National Trust found that children spend half the time playing outside that their parents did.
The National Trust research showed that children are playing outside for an average of...Read more
In this second of her two-part essay on the need for cross-disciplinary approaches to street design and traffic management, Lucy Marstrand points to evidence of an innate bias towards roads – over pedestrian and cycle...Read more
A major international conference, ‘Every Journey, Every Child’ at London’s City Hall last month called for urgent action by government, industry and international agencies to tackle ‘the needless deaths of thousands of children worldwide due to...Read more
13-years ago, the British writer and researcher Tim Gill coined the term ‘battery-reared children’ to warn of the impact of poor spatial planning on modern childhoods. He has often spoken since of the need to see...Read more
Building genuinely child friendly cities must begin with an appreciation of the child’s own daily perspective on their built environment, argues Jackie Bourke. Here, she describes how her research with inner city children in the...Read more
In this article, the German-based, British researcher, Ellen Weaver highlights the marked differences in the degree of freedom – to play outside and to travel independently – afforded to British children compared to their German counterparts....Read more
Play on Pedals, a national partnership project in Scotland that aimed to give every preschool child in Glasgow, the country’s largest city, the opportunity to learn to ride a bike before starting school, has published its...Read more
Despite problems with the pilot scheme, Edinburgh’s Playing Out Streets scheme is to be extended, reports Florence Snead of the Edinburgh Evening News.
A street play scheme in the Scottish capital, Edinburgh, is to be extended...Read more