Saturday, October 26, 2013

Ottawa - Active transportation faces big safety issue

Times have changed. A generation ago, we are told, some 60 to 70 per cent of students walked to school, eight feet of snow and hungry wolves aside. Now the figure is about 30 per cent. Today, about 56 per cent of students are eligible for busing. The older the kids are, the worse it seems to get. Of students in Grades 7 to 12, only an estimated 20 per cent use “active transportation” to get to school. Read more.

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