Street play initiative in Edinburgh

Residential streets are to be closed to traffic and encourage kids to play outside.
Edinburgh streets

Street play initiative in Edinburgh

Residential streets are to be closed to traffic and encourage kids to play outside.

The Edinburgh Playing Out project began in 2017 when the

Edinburgh streetscouncil approved temporary closures to 30 streets.

When approved, communities will be able to apply to close a street for up to two hours, five times a year – That’s not enough we say.

Roads approved would be fully closed to through-traffic but resident vehicles and local deliveries would be allowed to drive at walking speed.

Around 90% of respondents to a local survey believed the scheme encouraged social interaction and increased community connections between different generations with 83% of children making new friends.

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