Sir: I do not share the current enthusiasm for home zones. In my experience, and in that of my parents, only the poorest and least cared- for children ever played in the streets. Apart from being unsafe, they were not at all suitable for the games that we played. Lamp posts, drains, kerbs, and steps hindered us. Gardens and common green areas were much more attractive. One treat could always tempt us from our games. That was a ride in a car.
LANCE K GREEN