Home Zones can incorporate areas for children's play and provide environmental improvements and facilities such as seats for elderly residents and parents to meet.
At the moment there is no specific legislation supporting Home Zones in the UK. However, the government has given its support to nine pilot Home Zone schemes across England and Wales and the Scottish Parliament will be initiating three pilots in Scotland. In addition to the pilot schemes there are many other local areas which are setting up and working towards the Home Zone ideals.
For more information and for informative online resources, visit the 'Home Zones and traffic calming' page on youthinformation.com
- Extracted from youthinformation.com, The NYA's online information toolkit for young people. For more information contact Esther Cameron on 0116 285 3782 or visit the website at www.youthinformation.com.