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Problems facing British children

PostPosted: Sat Aug 31, 2013 9:41 am
by davidhembrow
The problems facing children in most countries of the world have much in common. However, because we spent much of our lives in the UK and observed these problems there, we have used British examples to illustrate these problems. Find blog posts which show the problems facing British children here:

http://www.aviewfromthecyclepath.com/se ... 20children

Re: Problems facing British children

PostPosted: Sun Sep 01, 2013 11:06 pm
by Gordon Oliver
The following article provides a shocking illustration of how children's right to roam has been curtailed sharply within my own lifetime: http://ow.ly/osK1Y.

Re: Problems facing British children

PostPosted: Mon Sep 02, 2013 10:25 pm
by Bryce P
Yip. Children in New Zealand face the same challenges. What compounds the issue is that parents concerned about traffic problems start to drive their own children to school and further increase the traffic which slowly removes and last remaining traces of subjective (and quite probably 'actual') safety. I have a 6 year old boy and I want him to be able to walk or ride to his hearts content. Generally, adults only look at the build city through adult eyes so when you make comments about lowering speed limits, they automatically think of how it affects them and them only. It doesn't help when local transport agencies suffer from the same problem. "Slow cars down? We can't do that."