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AngryOldDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-09-09 09:52 AM
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140. Can't get too fired up over this.
Most schools now are accessible in part -- or only accessible -- via busy routes. There would be no way in hell that I would allow my kids to bike to school. Then or now.

That said, I think sidewalks on both sides of the street should be mandatory around the perimeter of a school, including adjacent side streets. We lived behind a school that was on a relatively busy road and there was only one sidewalk on the school side. No sidewalk on the opposite side, and as a consequence, a kid who lived directly across the street from the school had to be dropped off by bus because it was too dangerous to let him walk across the street (his mom walked him over in the mornings). My kids walked to school but our street did not have sidewalks and drivers used it as a shortcut to get around an extremely busy intersection about a half-mile east of the school. Some drivers drove like bats out of hell, and of course a lot of school buses drove down the road as well.

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