Play Street – Frankfurt
The temporary play street in Frankfurt started in 2008 as a part of the project "Vernetzte Spiel- und Begegnungsräume" (“Networked play and public places”), with the aim to increase the quality of stay for children. Now the temporary street took place about ten times and currently takes place from the 15th of April till the 25th of October every Wednesday from 2pm to 6pm. Every year more than 3000 children and adults have participated in this initiative.
With the play street children from the neighbourhood have the opportunity to experience more mobility and can use the offer for communication, playing outside and to meet people from their neighbourhood.
Instead of cars, motorcycles and bikes, children and other citizens can occupy the street section to enjoy the outdoors. Furthermore, there are slides, scooters and other attractions to play with.
Play Street – Vienna
The children-unfriendly streets transform into a car free play street every Tuesday afternoon from 3pm to 6 pm, to give children the opportunity to use and experience public spaces differently. The City of Vienna supports the establishment of play streets in order to give children the chance to reclaim public space.
Play streets offer enough space for kids to play and experience their neighbourhood. Furthermore, there is the possibility for crafting, playing, cycling, ball games and more.