I have worked for a small local newspaper for a few years (as a proofreader, not a writer), and have been told that if I write an article, they'll publish it. I want to write about some of the "increased bike traffic" issues as well as general bike safety for adults and kids who ride to school every day (school starts mid-August here, so it's timely).
This article would be published in a few different editions of the paper, the largest city in our circulation is 150k, the smallest is about 700 people. Does anyone have suggestions for specific points to make? I'm really not all that experienced as a rider (I live in a smaller town and can avoid traffic on side streets, and do so often), so any help is greatly appreciated.