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Penny Booth: Going Dutch - sharing the news this week

Date:9 AUG 2010

Going Dutch - sharing the news this week

Penny BoothIt really strikes home when you see how family friendly policies CAN work; in The Netherlands the housing areas are built now with people in mind: there are play areas that ban dogs (owners walk their dogs dogs should not wander just where they please) doggy toilets are found every few streets and cleared every week. There are dog runs provided for dogs to race round as dogs do and dog fouling bins are emptied regularly. Every few streets there are public bins and play facilities for children. Public transport (with space on buses and trains for several pushchairs not just one or two) is frequent reasonably priced and takes precedence over the car. Of course being The Netherlands bikes are everywhere (easier when it is flat I know) and public stands are found...

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