safe walking and biking education programs. Addressing some of these common barriers will help parents believe that it is safe for their children to walk or bike and help convince them that they don’t have to drive their children to school.
The benefits of making pedestrian and bicycle safety improvements a top priority are enormous. In the short term, money that was spent on busing can be used for teachers, supplies and education programs. In the long term, money spent getting children to walk and bike will cut future health-care costs. The Somerville program is a useful example of how a community can work together to meet the needs of children who are no longer bused to school while addressing the safety concerns of parents.
“Gas Prices Hitting New Jersey School System” http://www.northjersey.com/news/
“Finding the Road: Selected Issues in New Jersey Pupil Transportation” / Pupil_transportation.pdf and DOE Office of Student Transportation FAQ http://www.nj.gov/education/finance/
“Fundamentals of School Busing”…