TRAFFIC GARDEN HQ
A traffic garden is a small-scale set of connected streets for educational programs, skills building and active fun. The unforgiving nature of speed on full-scale public streets, means they can be places where kids have limited freedom and opportunities to practice critical life skills. 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.