DESIGNING STREETS FOR KIDS

DESIGNING STREETS FOR KIDS

Editorial:
ISLAND PRESS
Año de edición:
Materia
URBANISMO Y CIUDAD
ISBN:
978-1-64283-071-2
Páginas:
216

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Making a city that works for children creates a city that better serves all of its residents, across ages and abilities. Yet we have created unsafe street conditions for children in cities around the world. Every day more than 500 children die in road crashes globally. The physical and mental health benefits of walking and biking are challenged by speeding traffic and unsafe pedestrian rights of way. Streets that are designed with the needs of children and their caregivers in mind have been shown to improve road safety, health, and quality of life.u003cbru003e u003cbru003e Building on the success of their u003ciu003eGlobal Street Design Guideu003c/iu003e, the National Association of City Transportation Officials (NACTO)-Global Designing Cities Initiative (GDCI) Streets for Kids program has developed child-focused design guidance to inspire leaders, inform practitioners, and empower communities around the world to consider their city from the eyes of a child.u003cbru003e u003cbru003e The guidance in u003ciu003eDesigning Streets for Kidsu003c/iu003e captures international best practices, strategies, programs, and policies that cities around the world have used to design streets and public spaces that are safe and appealing to children from their earliest days. The guidance also highlights tactics for engaging children in the design process, an often-overlooked approach that can dramatically transform how streets are designed and used.u003cbru003e u003cbru003e From addressing the lack of mobility options to noise and air pollution, this graphics-rich guide will help to design better streets, and thereby better cities, for kids of all ages and their caregivers. u003ciu003eDesigning Streets for Kidsu003c/iu003e provides both inspiration and application. By focusing speci?cally on children and caregivers, this book fills a significant void in physical urban design guidance.