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Old 09-04-13, 09:15 AM   #1
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how far did u walk or ride ya bike to school?

i just Google maped it it was 1.9 miles for me. and ps i saw my ol apt on goggle street view it realy freaked me out a bit. was a rough hood looks better now though
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Old 09-04-13, 10:27 AM   #2
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My first bicycle commute to elementary school was about .6 miles. I started riding in second grade and 1/3 of it was along the busiest road on that side of the state. We moved and my second elementary school was about 1 mile from home.

In Jr. High School it bumped up to 2.0 miles, but the school changed locations at Christmas break and the new school was 2.9 miles from home. I took the bus. I was surprised when Googling, that the older building was still standing, although converted to condos. The new one, that had just been built, is now a bare spot of land with a for sale sign. It got closed several years ago because of budget cuts.

We moved again and the third Jr. High School was 3.5 miles from home and I did occasionally ride that, but usually took the bus. There were so many kids at my bus stop that it was the only stop for two different buses. There was a girl's bus and a boy's bus.

Then my parents put me into a private school. At first, my commute was 12.6 miles and I was driven, but then we moved to be closer to it and it was only 0.7 miles, so I biked. Once again we moved. The ride to High School was 1.7 miles. I walked and rode my bike, sometimes got rides from friends and for a chunk of one year drove my brother to a school about 16 miles away and then back to my school, so that was almost 64 miles of driving each day in a VW van. After school, I'd offer a ride home to female friends. A good way to get plenty of time to get to know them better.

College was more varied. When I lived on campus, the distance was 0. My longest college commute was 11.6 miles each way.
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Old 09-04-13, 11:16 AM   #3
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1.5 miles to my HS
elementary was closer
middle school was further
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Old 09-04-13, 11:36 AM   #4
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If I followed mapquest, .6 miles. We went through a field as the crow flies, so I imagine it was closer to half of that to get from my house at 1216 Mockingbird Lane in Edmond Oklahoma to Will Rogers Elementary school.

The drive from our house to my sons middle school is 1.9 miles and bought the house I grew up in Texas, so the distance is still the same.

The drive to the high school they will attend in Plano Texas is 3.0 miles and the drive to the Senior High School in Plano is 4.3 miles.

The route to the all three of the schools in Plano is not really bike or walk friendly, as it is primarily on a six lane divided road that crosses under a tollway and crosses several multi lane roads.

We did walk or ride bikes to the Middle School and High School back in the day, or we rode the bus more often.

Drove to Senior High School in my 1976 Chevy Nova.
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Old 09-04-13, 11:42 AM   #5
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0.5 miles one way from the 1st to 5th grade.

0.7 miles one way from the 6th to 12th grade.
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...my house at 1216 Mockingbird Lane...
You lived across the street from the Munsters?

I had 1/2 mile to elementary on the paved path, but...

...it was much more fun to cut through the city nursery. It wasn't really shorter, as there was always something to see, other kids to hang out with, we'd get a soda at the mechanic's shop and such. We kids had full run of the place, and it was awesome--two small lakes for fishing and hockey, fields for football, hills for sled riding.
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Define "school". I used to do just under a mile to elementary and secondary school. Now I'm between 7 and 7.5 miles to college depending on which route I take.
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1.0 miles to elementary school.
Took the bus to Jr high and HS (or drove)
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4 city blocks.
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5.2 miles in Jr. High.
About 175 feet in high school.
3 blocks in college.
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I was too drunk to walk in college, so I always drove.
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Old 09-04-13, 01:06 PM   #12
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Primary: 0.4m walking (though I remember getting lost once in a Manchester "pea souper" fog)
Secondary: about 2.9m on a bike I bought with my paper route money
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Jr. High and part of high school it was 2.5 miles over a four wheel drive only road to the bus stop, 12 miles from there to school
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0.4 miles to elementary school. (Seemed like farther.)
0.7 miles to junior high school.
0.9 miles to high school.
4.6 miles to community college.
11.1 miles to university.
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0 miles. I was home schooled and fed thru a grating in the floor. The tunnel is nearly complete.
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Til 5th grade one block. Or double that if you count the distance to the classroom instead of to the gate of the school.

6-9 Private school, several miles and simply not on for biking or walking.

High School 4 blocks. Just slightly farther than from one corner of school to the opposite one.

College one block.

Never biked. always walking range.
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You have a tunnel? Lucky! We dreamed of a tunnel.
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0.8 miles to first grade. Seemed like a big adventure, on a BMX-style thing built by my bike nut hoarder grandad.
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38th street to 42nd street for elementary, so 0.4 walking. But I was little, so that's like 5 miles in today's money.
Middle school I was bused to the city; it was a bazillion light years from home.
High school was 52nd street and a bit west, so about 1.5 miles walking. A bike would have been stolen before I fully dismounted.
College was probably 5 miles for the math/science campus, 12 miles for the main campus. I biked sometimes, mainly to avoid parking.
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Walked about 1/2 mi each way in elementary school.
Walked 1 mi to and from Jr. hi.
Walked 1.5 mi each way in Hi School, then biked 6.5 mi to work.
In college I biked 2.5 mi to school, then another 4 to work.

I never rode to school until college. In Jr. Hi., kids bikes were in this nice fenced secure area. Several times I watched kids going to get their bikes after school get beat up by gangs of bullies who knew where they had to go to leave school. That whole "secure" bike area was just one big trap. My first day in H.S. I looked at the bike area and it was the same.
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.8 miles. the bus started picking up kids at 1 mile. My dad would give me a ride when it was <0 Fahrenheit, if I warmed the truck up....
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.5 miles, K-8. Went home for lunch 1-8.
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From kindergarten through elementary...zero. Our house shared a fence with the school. Hopped it every morning.

I rode a bike to junior high, but kids would mess with the bikes locked in the rack so I never rode my racing bike (BMX), just a beater. Later I walked and guess it was just a couple miles.

High school was even further, but I rode a homemade skateboard sized to fit into the locker. It was short and squirrely, though very light to carry on uphill sections.
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