It looks like i may have been an influence on my friend's son. Usually every Thursdays i help out and pick him up with my car from school because he has afterschool h/w help those days. Then i'll take him to his house and hang out till his mom gets home. Tomorrow he wants us to ride our bicycles back to his house, which i'm all for. His mom is gonna drop off his bike in the morning when she drops him off and i'm gonna meet him at the school when it's time to head to his house.
The only thing is, i'm not exactly sure of his biking capabilities. He is 10 years old and i'm sure he doesn't go much over 10mph, except maybe going downhills. I'm also pretty sure he will want to ride in the crosswalk. The only time i'm ever in the crosswalk is if i'm walking or running and i use the streets for biking.
What should i do? Should i try to encourage him to ride in the street with me instead of the crosswalk? Should i just ride in the road right next to him while he rides in the crosswalk? Or should i just give in and ride in the crosswalk with him? Btw, it's about 1.2 miles from the school to his house and most the crosswalks are on the left side of the road facing traffic on the way there.