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A traffic garden is a small-scale set of connected streets for educational programs, skills building and active fun. Traffic gardens help children practice navigating streets and intersections in a safe and kinder place away from moving vehicles. Even better, they are a place where kids can develop feelings of travel independence as they grow in their skills and knowledge about getting around. There is something about physical movement while having imaginative fun that makes traffic gardens an effective tool for bike and roadway safety education. Traffic gardens are a valuable STEM learning tool that can introduce young people to street network concepts and knowledge about safer street design also. Check out the short introductory video about traffic gardens below. Find more information about types of traffic gardens and various aspects of their installation on our website.