Monday, 22 February 2010

Consistent Priorities

A sign in the back garden of a block of flats managed by Bristol Council; the council in charge of the Cycling City program



Housing Services
Ball games and
cycling are strictly
prohibited in this area

Without such signs, the children would be out enjoying themselves, keeping fit, and harassing the people trying to enjoy the area themselves.  You can see how much better it is without the children.

We know that in privately owned housing children do often play games and ride bikes in their back garden -it is a shame that while Germany has laws against such things, Britain does not. Banning children from being noisy is one thing we should adopt from our European peers. At least the council does its best in the houses it looks after!

3 comments:

workbike said...

"We know that in privately owned housing children do often play games and ride bikes in their back garden -it is a shame that while Germany has laws against such things, Britain does not."

First we heard of it. Unless you mean the "quiet hours" rule that we should keep the kids quiet between midday and three in the afternoon.

SteveL said...

Some BBC coverage of the topic

Harvey Bikebell said...

looks perfect for ball games and cycling
anyone for outlaw bike polo !!!!