What is Kerbcraft?

Kerbcraft is a practical child pedestrian training scheme, developed in Drumchapel, Glasgow, by Professor James Thomson at the University of Strathclyde.

It is designed to teach pedestrian skills to 5 to 7 year olds, by means of practical road-side training rather than teaching in the classroom.  

It is built around teaching three skills:- choosing safe places and routes; crossing safely at parked cars and crossing safely near junctions.  These skills are taught over the course of at least 12 roadside sessions.  Children are taught in the road environment near their schools, in pairs or groups of three children, by trained volunteers.


Example Materials


Kerbcraft Pilot Reports

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