Save Our Sandbox

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Leslie Garsten
9 years ago
How about putting signs in the street "Slow down children at play'
"? This is done in places where children actually play IN the street. How about a speed bump? More important that children are happy and safe than that cars get to speed down residential streets!

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Clint Loper
9 years ago
For too long, we've treated our streets -- which are such a large part of the acreage and landscape of our cities -- solely as thoroughfares for cars. It is time to reclaim them for neighbors, neighborhoods, and green transportation. This sandbox is one small step in a very positive direction!

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Diana Vergis Vinh
9 years ago
Builds community and reduces crime.

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Katherine Mackinnon
9 years ago
I live in NE Seattle and people are *opting in* to getting out there and interacting with our front lawns. Yes, it's city ROW, but we're also obligated to care of them. What better way to care for the strip than to make a public space a space that the public (children!) can enjoy? Please consider changes to the SMC/street use to allow this an other, creative uses of parking strips.

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Ruth Benfield
9 years ago
Increase sense of neighborhood; slow down vehicle traffic on residential streets

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Jean Maier
9 years ago
This is no more a safety issue than balls in front yards or grass in parking strips.

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Misa Heater
9 years ago
I think there are many better ways we can use our planting strips than simply grass or flowers.

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Ronna Dansky
9 years ago
It is necessary for my future employment.

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Theresa Beaulieu
9 years ago
I believe we need to connect with our neighbors more and see no danger in having kids play on the strip of land next to the street. I feel automobile drivers need to slow down their speed and they need to be the ones watching out for pedestrians not the other way around. This story inspired my husband and I to build a fire pit in the middle of our front yard so we can be present in our neighborhood instead of hiding in our backyard. Thank you Paulo!

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Cathy Tuttle
9 years ago
We need to figure out how children and adults can use public streets in a safe healthy way!
Maybe this little sandbox will open up the discussion on how we used to traditionally use our streets for activities other than parking cars and driving.