Sometimes narrow streets serve a purpose. They encourage people to walk or ride their bikes.
In Kichijoji, this new urbanism is by design.
Check out this interesting article: The New Urbanism: Kichijoji Style
Our youngest below is taking her first little spins (picture taken last year) without the training wheels down our street.
Pure happiness and sense of achievement!
Thinking of the kids reminds me I should post a little something about education in the area at some point in the future.