Sunday, September 30, 2007

From NC

Joe Miller is an outdoor writer in the Research Triangle in North Carolina, and he recently wrote a good blog post on the Children and Nature issue.

Traffic, OK, traffic does suck. In the '70s, '80s and '90s we built neighborhoods seemingly intent on keeping kids penned in. No sidewalks, too many streets as major thoroughfares. Couple that with lax law enforcement (when was the last time you saw someone slow down in a flashing School Zone?) and there's reason for parental concern. Fortunately, municipalities such as Cary and planned communities such as Meadowmont, Southern Village and Brier Chapel are making neighborhoods bike & pedestrian safe again.
These posts and articles on this topic just keep coming, a good sign.