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    School Zone

    There have been numerous thread about the issues of school zones, congestions, unpredictable driver behavior, 'me&mykid&me&mykid&me' attitude, kids everywhere and every which way on foot and bike.

    I generally avoid active school zones for these reasons.

    Anyway, here are two local news articles about school zone issues:
    http://www.eastvalleytribune.com/story/122408 - about the chaos at drop off zones.
    http://www.eastvalleytribune.com/story/122393 - about a school bus sideswiping a parent drop off car when trying to pass using grassy area.

    Too bad kids don't use the bus anymore.

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    Quote Originally Posted by noisebeam View Post
    There have been numerous thread about the issues of school zones, congestions, unpredictable driver behavior, 'me&mykid&me&mykid&me' attitude, kids everywhere and every which way on foot and bike.

    I generally avoid active school zones for these reasons.

    Anyway, here are two local news articles about school zone issues:
    http://www.eastvalleytribune.com/story/122408 - about the chaos at drop off zones.
    http://www.eastvalleytribune.com/story/122393 - about a school bus sideswiping a parent drop off car when trying to pass using grassy area.

    Too bad kids don't use the bus anymore.

    Al
    Or bikes.

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    I think the next column I'll write (that will be printed a couple of days before the kids return to school) will be about riding a bike to school with your kids
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    Quote Originally Posted by genec View Post
    Or bikes.
    In the school zones I could ride thru there are a fair number of kids that ride bikes to school and that walk as well. The article mentions that as well.

    I don't think the city should do anything to improve traffic & congestion at drop off -only make changes as required for safety for children, but not for convenience. Parents will then realize the bus is a better choice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by closetbiker View Post
    I think the next column I'll write (that will be printed a couple of days before the kids return to school) will be about riding a bike to school with your kids
    Excellent

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    Quote Originally Posted by noisebeam View Post
    In the school zones I could ride thru there are a fair number of kids that ride bikes to school and that walk as well. The article mentions that as well.

    I don't think the city should do anything to improve traffic & congestion at drop off -only make changes as required for safety for children, but not for convenience. Parents will then realize the bus is a better choice.

    Al
    Or that the kids could and should ride a bike...

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    ^^^^I'm not sure in the chaos that is described in that article I'd want my kids riding their bikes.

    Luckily here we do not have busses, and daily approx 1/2 the kids walk/bike. There is still quite a bit of traffic, but it is fairly calm. We almost never drive to school because from our house it is significantly slower than even walking.
    Not too much to say here

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