Creating Child-Friendly Downtowns
Is Your Main Street Child-Friendly?
Organization: Parents and youth will be your advocate
Families will spread the word about your friendly Main Street.
Promotion: Welcome them today and tomorrow they will support Main Street
Children enjoy and enhance the vibrancy and diversity of downtowns.
Design: Child-Friendly design benefits everybody
Traffic-calmed streets, stroller-accessible sidewalks, play-area pocket parks, and other child-friendly amenities are good for everyone.
Economic Opportunity: An often overlooked market
Don’t neglect parent and children consumers. They want to participate in downtown.
Child-Friendly information (pdf)
Find out about other sites and organizations promoting child-friendly
Starting Early: Creating a Child-Friendly Downtown PPT Handout (pdf)
An abbreviated version of the Starting Early: Creating a Child-Friendly Downtown PowerPoint given at the 2011 Illinois State Main Street Conference.
For more information, please contact:
Carol J. Dyson, AIA, Illinois Historic Preservation Agency. Carol.Dyson@Illinois.gov