Call it fate, call it something in the ether, or call it a sign of changing times, but word has reached me of a hopscotch game that will put ten-year-old Lilly Allen’s efforts to shame (not that we’re being competitive). Residents of Seattle are organising a hopscotch trail that is set to go for nearly 2 miles across the Central District – and it’s happening in a couple of weeks!
There are some pop-up adventure play sessions planned too. The event looks like a perfect example of the kind of playful tactical urbanism that is needed if we are to persuade people of all ages out of their cars and back into the streets.
I am sure you will join me in wishing the good folk of Seattle all the best for their 1 June hopscotchathon. They stole the idea from Detroit, it seems. Why don’t you do the same? And if there are any hop-scotchers planning to get along to the Pacific Northwest next month, please drop by here and tell us how it went!