What We Lose When Kids Can’t Play in Their Own Streets – Neighborhoods – The Atlantic Cities

As children run and wheel and dance their way across the liberated asphalt, the adults on the street – mostly mothers — look on and smile. The things they say bring home just how much we lose when we give the streets to cars, in both urban and dense suburban settings.

“We wanted our children to have the same sort of freedom that we had to play outside,” says one of the group’s organizers, Alice Ferguson. Her co-founder, Amy Rose, adds that they were looking for “a model that took away the traffic problem and brought people together and explored the street as play space.”

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