Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Kids and Bicycling

Last June, I was driving somewhere and passed by a school in the next town over. I didn't have my camera with me, but today I was going the same way and brought my camera in case I saw the same sight. I did! It was a beautiful sight, and one that gives me hope. This is an elementary school in Rhode Island for grades 4 and 5.



And that wasn't all. There was also this:



Since there wasn't any room in the racks in the first pic, the kids all left their bikes on the grass in the circle.

Kids *do* drive their bikes to school, even in the Northeast, in a community that does get a lot of through traffic (I was driving by because I was taking a shortcut).

When I saw all the bikes last June, I thought it might be some end-of-school special circumstance, but to see them all there again, on the second day of school, was heart-warming.