This week, as part of our Strong Schools campaign, we asked readers to share photographs of your children's trip to school with the hashtag #SchoolCommute. The goal was to highlight the importance of locating schools in the neighborhoods they serve, safely accessible for children to walk or bike to; not on a stroad out on the edge of town.
Here is a selection of some of the best submissions we received:
...and the not so good
Thanks to everyone who participated and please keep sharing those #SchoolCommute stories on social media to continue the conversation on transportation and land use around our schools.
Top photo by Carol Green on Flickr
Once you get everyone pedaling, they become a team, unified by the excitement of riding together. Once everyone’s on a bike, all you see are smiles.
Lakewood, OH is a "walking school district." The town has never, in its history, owned schoolbuses, so streets are designed to ensure that every child can walk or bike to school.
The challenge of improving the American public school system is enormous and complex. It's a conversation we need to keep having.