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Stop de Kindermoord

(Stop the Child Murder)

Image by Dutch National Archive

This movement was developed in the name of children 'Stop the Child Murder' and it is considered one of the starting points of the Dutch cycling and pedestrian safety culture in cities.


In 1971, more than 400 children were killed in traffic accidents in The Netherlands. After a decade of a sustained increase in the use of private car in Dutch cities and a peak of traffic casualties, grassroots movements started to advocate for child safety in cities through reducing the presence of cars.

Location Netherlands

Organisation Stop de Kindermoord

Grassroots organisation

Date

1972 Scale of catchment City

Built environment component Public space; Street; Policy

Beneficiary Children all ages, Caregivers

Links/Sources

https://www.theguardian.com/cities/2015/may/05/amsterdam-bicycle-capital-world-transport-cycling-kindermoord

https://bicycledutch.wordpress.com/2013/12/12/amsterdam-children-fighting-cars-in-1972/

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