We are in the middle of an inactivity crises, which is affecting children more than anyone. Today's youngest generation is predicted to be the first generation to live shorter than their ancestors, due largely to a lack of physical activity.
The reason is that today's children have lost their freedom. Whilst fewer are injured and killed by motor vehicles than previous decades, this has been achieved not by making the roads safer, but by keeping children away from the roads.
In Holland, the government responded to the danger of roads by making the roads safer, and allowing them to still be independent and be active in their streets. The result, according to a UNICEF survey in 2013 is that Dutch children are the happiest in the world.
We want to see streets turned back into places where children can live.