Examination of Witnesses (Questions 300
TUESDAY 30 OCTOBER 2001
300. What are your views on the Home Zone experiments?
(Mr Earley) I think we are pleased to see the Home
Zone experiments. Paul mentioned earlier Woonerven over in Holland.
We ourselves did an annual report back in 1989 which is called
Mean Streets which is trying to address the same sort of
301. Is it working?
(Mr Earley) I do not know. You might ask the DTLR
or the people involved in the experiments directly or, more importantly,
the people living in those areas where they should be working.
I think what we generally would acknowledge is we do have a difficulty
in trying to create environments which are child friendly, particularly
in urban areas of some age. Home Zones and playgrounds have their
part to play and informal facilities have their part to play,
and so do any measures intended to make the environment more friendly
to people generally, and to children in particular. We make reference
to it in the Six Acre Standard and it is featured in various other
Chairman: On that point, thank you very much
for your evidence.