Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Travelling an active route to education

Guelph Mercury, November 2
Author: Rick Goodfellow

In 1972 about 80 per cent of those children would have left their neighbourhood school under their own power. They would have walked or biked home. We now label these increasingly underutilized means of locomotion as major components of ‘Active Transportation.’ Chances are that today, not two generations later, students about to embrace summer would leave the school in a private motor vehicle. Significantly less than 30 per cent walk or cycle to or from schools today.

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