Wednesday, September 30, 2009

School district could backpedal on policy -- Page 1 -- Times Union - Albany NY:2997:

This just seems odd that a school district would have a policy against walking or biking to school.

At a time when health experts all over the country are telling us that our children don't get enough exercise, to have a policy that says a student of appropriate age can't ride their bike to school is patently stupid. The boy in this story is 12 and rides with his mother on days when the weather is cooperative. I will admit that it is probably not a good idea to be riding your bike to school in the rain or in the snow (this story takes place in Albany, NY area), but when the weather is not too extreme then the 8 miles this boys bikes is probably ten times healthier for him than anything he will do in school.

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