• Streets Are Not For Children

    by  • December 6, 2012 • No Digest • 0 Comments

    But a 100 years ago they were.

    Starting around the 1920s, streets were taken away from children (and then from the rest of us as well).  There are very few people alive today who remember this history.  Now public educations campaigns like the ones shown below are unnecessary.  They have been internalized and we teach our children these lessons ourselves.



    1923 (Massachussetts Safety Council)


    1932 (Chicago Motor Club)


    1927 (AAA)


    (Images taken from a great book by Peter Norton called Fighting Traffic.)



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