Children design dream streets for Car Free Day

To celebrate Car Free Day, children from Brighton & Hove have been designing their “dream” streets.

Young people from Carlton Hill, Elm Grove and St Luke’s primary schools were asked to draw what their perfect street would look like, to be displayed as part of an exhibition at Jubilee Library in Jubilee Square.

World Car Free Day is an annual awareness day on 22 September, encouraging motorists to give up their cars and providing an opportunity to reimagine our streets around people.

Children visiting the exhibition are also getting the chance to add their own designs to the display, which will be exhibited until 26 September.

Cllr Elaine Hills, Hanover and Elm Grove ward councillor, said: ‘The designs we’ve seen from children so far are fantastic and really show what young people want from their city in the future.

‘We’re facing a climate emergency and have to change the way we think when it comes to travel and transport. We need to create neighbourhoods where active, inclusive and sustainable travel is second nature. I would encourage as many children as possible to come to the exhibition and show us their ‘Dream Streets’.’

The Dream Streets project is linked to the Hanover and Tarner Liveable Neighbourhood pilot, which is designed to reduce traffic and rat-running using things like filters, bollards and camera technology, creating more space for active travel and a more liveable neighbourhood for residents.

In related news, residents of Weston Village in Bath are set to enjoy improved outdoor spaces following new community funded awarded by Bath & North East Somerset Council.

Photo supplied by Brighton & Hove Council


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