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By Erin Tierney
The Creswell Chronicle 

Creswell needs safer routes to school

 

August 30, 2018

Next week we again become witness to that parade of idling cars in front of schools as parents line up, drop off and pick up their kids to and fro school each weekday.

In the 1970s, nearly half the kids in America walked or rode their bikes to school.

Flashforward to 2018, and you'll find most kids have forgone their walking shoes and bike pedals to instead ride shotgun with their parents to school.

Recent national studies show that less than 13 percent of kids ride their bikes or walk to school.

As a result, youth obesity has tripled, traffic congestion in residential areas has signif...



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