Self-propelled kids in Calgary told to make way for drivers when CBE letter should have said: DRIVE LESS!

  The letter below should have began with: WATCH OUT FOR GROUPS OF KIDS ON FOOT AND BIKE! PLEASE DRIVE LESS OR AVOID DRIVING ON THE SIDE-STREETS AROUND SCHOOLS My son has been a self-propelled commuter to school and back all his life. When he moved schools in grade 5 he changed from walking to cycling since the school was further away. I have blogged and videoed about his bike gang and they have been written up by Tom Babin in the Calgary...

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Kids winter biking to school video! Self-propelled, independent kids in Calgary

Kids winter biking to school video! Self-propelled, independent kids in Calgary

My son and his biking pals made the Calgary Herald newspaper in the fall of 2012 after being spotted biking to school in a snowstorm. And they have made the Calgary Herald again in March 2013 due to their cycling habit. They bike year round, on their own, no overseeing parents. This used to be commonplace, but nowadays, parents don’t let their kids enjoy the independence that they so love and crave. The kids were asked to present at the...

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Self-propelled kids in Calgary, cycling to school, even at -30!

Self-propelled kids in Calgary, cycling to school, even at -30!

Journalist Tom Babin at the Calgary Herald  just did a fantastic story on some cycle commuting kids in Calgary. One of them, my son, was part of that gang. Like I said in my previous post when I critiqued the Alberta Walkability Project, the built environment plays a minor role in getting people to be more active on a day to day basis. What makes these kids bike instead of taking the warm school bus is that it’s fun to bike!! It’s...

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