What is HomeZones?

HomeZones are streets:

  • Where children can play safely out of doors
  • Where cars travel at a reduced, safe speed (Europe 10mph and Scotland & UK 20mph)
  • Traffice calming and signs are put in place to draw attention to drivers that they are entering a safe street
  • Where people  of all ages can cycle safely
  • Where people can just sit and watch the world go by
  • These are Community Streets

A HomeZone is not a pedestrianised street, nor is it a playground.  It is aiming for a balanced use of space for all residents.

The Benefits

  • Children are able to play and therefore more active
  • People, of all ages, feel safer
  • Community Spirit
  • HomeZone streets are healthier with less traffic noise and air pollution
  • In areas where there are no play areas, children have access to safe outdoor free play space
  • Promote social inclusion
  • Encourage people to cycle
  • Reduced car accidents

Further Information

For further details and case studies within Scotland and the UK click here

“Play can improve children’s health and wellbeing and reduce levels of social exclusion, crime and anti-social behaviour”.  (CPC)