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Old 02-05-19, 08:17 PM
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Ride 2 School

School's back in session!

Does your area have a Ride2School program?

https://www.bicyclenetwork.com.au/ri...s/ride2school/
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Yes. There are bike rodeos where kids can get free helmets, lights, and instruction on how to ride. Schools have secured bike parking for the kids and bike lanes to the schools (although most of the kids ride on the sidewalk which is inconvenient for peds). Special bike to school days and special elementary school bike PE classes. Mountain bike team at the high school. Good bike culture here. About Safe Routes Alameda County | Safe Routes to Schools
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Amazingly, my whole job is to oversee a similar program through the Minnesota Department of Transportation. I love work.

Originally Posted by Machka View Post
School's back in session!

Does your area have a Ride2School program?

https://www.bicyclenetwork.com.au/ri...s/ride2school/
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Old 02-06-19, 06:48 PM
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Yes. There are bike rodeos where kids can get free helmets, lights, and instruction on how to ride. Schools have secured bike parking for the kids and bike lanes to the schools (although most of the kids ride on the sidewalk which is inconvenient for peds). Special bike to school days and special elementary school bike PE classes. Mountain bike team at the high school. Good bike culture here. About Safe Routes Alameda County | Safe Routes to Schools
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Amazingly, my whole job is to oversee a similar program through the Minnesota Department of Transportation. I love work.




That's great to hear ... from both of you!
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Grumpy old man moment coming up.

When I was kid, we didn't have Ride2School programs. We just rode to school. We had bikes. School was close. At the time it was no-brainer. Now it's a special program.

Not to misconstrue. I think the programs are great. I think helping and encouraging kids to ride is great. I'm just a little saddened because somehow we went from kids getting themselves to school by bus or bike or feet to a line of cars parading in front of the school to drop everyone off. And now we need special programs. Seems like a shame that we need them, but I'm glad the programs are there.
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Grumpy old man moment coming up.

When I was kid, we didn't have Ride2School programs. We just rode to school. We had bikes. School was close. At the time it was no-brainer. Now it's a special program.

Not to misconstrue. I think the programs are great. I think helping and encouraging kids to ride is great. I'm just a little saddened because somehow we went from kids getting themselves to school by bus or bike or feet to a line of cars parading in front of the school to drop everyone off. And now we need special programs. Seems like a shame that we need them, but I'm glad the programs are there.
Different times. Fewer cars and nicer, less distracted drivers. Fewer worries about what might happen to your kids. Not everything has been an improvement.
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When I was a kid we weren't allowed to ride bikes to school. They didn't want to have to deal with all the theft that surely would have resulted. For one year, a friend's sister lived just up the block and we could ride and park in her yard, but the rest of the time we were consigned to hoofing it.
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