Traffic Garden

The city of Utrecht in the Netherlands has it nailed: teach traffic safety to children, especially how to deal with different modes of transportation, and there is a pretty good chance that you will produce better drivers, cyclists, and pedestrians alike. The only traffic safety I can recall receiving as a child here in the U.S. was to look left, right, left before crossing a street. In the video below from Streetfilms, the children of Utrecht learn how to navigate traffic from three different perspectives in a miniature traffic garden, which has been in use in the city since the 1950’s. This looks like a great way to teach people how to navigate traffic safely with different modes, and I’d imagine this sort of exercise would be of great benefit to adults too!Self-Reliance Grows in the Utrecht Traffic Garden from Streetfilms on Vimeo.

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