• Best of Bike Delaware 2012: “Streets Are Not For Children”

    by  • December 20, 2012 • Most Popular • 0 Comments

    2012 Look Back: This article was originally published on February 21, 2012.  It was the 5th most viewed Bike Delaware article of 2012.

    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.

    1927

     

    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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