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Designing Streets for Kids

This guide establishes a new standard for designing city streets that prioritise the needs of babies, children and caregivers.

Designing Streets for Kids sets a new global baseline for designing urban streets with a focus on the specific needs of babies, children, and their caregivers by seeing them as pedestrians, cyclists, and transit users in urban streets around the world. ​This design resource ​builds upon the approach of putting people first, offering practical solutions and inspiration to make streets safer and more welcoming for all.

Streets that are designed with the needs of children and caregivers in mind better serve everyone using them, from older adults to people with disabilities to able-bodied people.

Designing Streets for Kids is developed by the Global Designing Cities Initiative (GDCI), with the support of Bloomberg Philanthropies, the Bernard Van Leer Foundation, the FIA Foundation, and Fondation Botnar.

The guide is available in English, French, Portuguese, Spanish and Turkish.