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One of my colleagues in Hanoi, when she returns from work in the evening, takes her child for a short walk partway around a pond near her home. They stop at a small open area where parents and grandparents take small children to play. Her boy happily plays with the other children. The place is too small to offer many activities, so older children ride bicycles or skate around the pond, competing for space with people on motorbikes and in cars. In order to manage the short walk to and from the open space, people have to dodge the traffic. It would seem simple enough to make the road around the pond free of motorized vehicles for two hours every afternoon so that children could play freely after school. Instead, they risk their lives or sacrifice their chances at recreation for the sake of the vehicles. We can do better than this.