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Re: [CF] Re: Toward child-friendly alternative transportation

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  • Simon Baddeley
    Beautifully put, Bill. S http://www.childfriendlycities.org/about/ In the cities of the high-income countries children may be threatened by traffic, pollution
    Message 1 of 1 , May 2 3:44 AM
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      Beautifully put, Bill.
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      http://www.childfriendlycities.org/about/
      In the cities of the high-income countries children may be threatened by
      traffic, pollution and a shortage of green and open spaces in which to play.
      In both rich and poor countries, urban children and adolescents feel
      increasingly imprisoned and isolated.

      On 2/5/05 11:23 am, "billt44hk" <wmsatelfer@...> wrote:

      > Bank Holiday Monday ...yes, about half a dozen kids were actually on the
      > roadway, playing with
      > a ball. Then, the shout of a no doubt worried concerned parent, a slammed
      > car door, a couple the kids being shuttled off to where- a mall no doubt or
      > if they're lucky a public park. The other kids disappear, off the street
      > and onto the narrow pavement (sidewalk) relegated again to their proper
      > place, where they're supposed to be, an impossible space in which to kick or
      > bat a ball around, and within minutes disperse....back to the Tv, the
      > computer game (making them smarter according the latest research!) This is
      > the reality of the street and neighbourhood today, and the saddest part is
      > that nobody seems to see anything amiss about any of it. Bill
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