Child-friendly streets and neighbourhoods are places where you feel comfortable to let your children walk and play, either by themselves or with others.

They have slower or fewer cars, other walkers and neighbours in regular sight, wide footpaths free of hazards, street lighting, pedestrian crossings, a shelter, even a colourful flower bed or two.

Children in these neighbourhoods know their communities better, have a sense of independence and confidence, and can have fun away from the TV, couch and car.

How child-friendly is your street?

This simple guide will help you understand how suitable your street or neighbourhood is for children to walk and play.

Making your street more child-friendly

Use these tips to make your neighbourhood a better place for children to walk and play.