The Daily Mail article this map comes from talks about the loss of children's ability to roam. Increasing traffic is part of the fear parents have about letting children walk to school, walk to visit friends and walk to local shops but we also hear in such overwhelming and repeated detail about the rare abducted child that parents have a hyper awareness of stranger danger when according to Walk 21's Rodney Tolley statistics show the danger is no more than it was one hundred years ago. Time to trust our children a little more and our televisions a little less.
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Author: Nina Arron
I am an enthusiastic pedestrian, urban planner, and project manager currently living in New Rochelle, New York. I am grateful to be living in a walkable city with affordable easily accessible public transport (both trains and buses). My appreciation became even greater after spending three years back in New Zealand where it was much harder to fit daily walking into my life in what is considered one of the great natural, green environments in the world.