Thursday, January 20, 2011

Montreal - Editorial: We should listen to our kids when it comes to crosswalks

The Montreal Urban Ecology Centre recently took a group of third-and fourth-graders on a tour of Notre Dame de Grace, giving them cameras so they could take pictures of areas they found problematic and asking them to draw their suggested improvements on their photos. Their suggestions, according to Gazette reporter Michelle Lalonde, who accompanied the group, included speed bumps and speed-limit signs to slow down traffic, more trees and planters, more garbage cans and recycling bins, more benches and, for cyclists, bike racks and paths. (And then there was the delightful idea from one 9-year-old of planting vines that would grow on the cement walls of the Decarie Expressway.)

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