Why does driving hurt our kids? Kids who are driven to school are put at a disadvantage when compared to their peers who walk, scoot or bike to school… The BENEFITS ARE DOCUMENTED: When you allow your children to get to school on their own power, instead of driving them:
- WALK/BIKE to SCHOOL MORE EFFECTIVE than breakfast AND lunch.
- Effect lasts up to FOUR HOURS that day! (that’s well past lunch!)
- INCREASE in ability is equal to that of someone 1/2 A YEAR AHEAD.
There are many great resources for families wishing to encourage families in their community to start walking or biking to school. Here are some of them:
Cascade Bicycle Club
National Partnership for Safe Routes to School