UK children plan to re-claim their streets

Sustrans has launched a new design competition to see what children across the country would like to see on the street where they live.

The national competition, My Sustrans Dream Street, will encourage children to think about what they would like to see outside of their front door, to make it safer and more attractive for them to get around by bike and on foot.

The competition runs until 31 October 2011 and will be judged by: Wayne Hemingway, designer and co-founder of fashion label Red or Dead and Hemingway Design, an award-winning agency for urban redevelopment schemes; Alan Pendlewood, Managing Director of Pendlewood, and Alex Allen, project director of Sustrans’ Liveable Neighborhoods.

Wayne says: “I know what my dream street would look like, families who put their chairs and tables out to augment great street furniture, bikes safely parked up and people people people making it impossible for cars to go at a speed that could do serious damage. But I can’t wait to see the fruits of our children’s’ imaginations – we could, and should, learn a lot!”

There are four top prizes up for grabs: Pitchup.com have provided two family holidays in camping pods at Westholme Estate and Abbey Farm Caravan Park for the two winning individual entry categories (Age 7-10 and 11-14), whilst winning school group entries will receive a Pendlewood Kew 3 outdoor classroom for the 11-14 category and a Hissing Sid Bench that encourages imaginative play and offers a friendly place to sit and relax for the winning 7-10 year olds, donated by Pendlewood.

For details on how to enter the My Sustrans Dream Street competition, go to www.sustrans.org.uk/mydreamstreet

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