Why Don’t Kids Walk to School Anymore?

My Comments: Given the nature of how we live our lives these days, this is probably a very naive question. But it sure reminds me of my younger days. How about you? Click on the picture of me, taken in Peoria, Illinois where I walked to school every day for two years from our house on Bigelow Street.

RAK+Bigelow-03Feb 04, 2015 | 151-part series  |  CityWalk

In the late 1960s, nearly 50 percent of American children walked to and from school each day. In this short film produced by City Walk, experts discuss the decline of a once-common activity—and why it would still benefit children today. “Kids need to walk to school so they learn about active transportation,” says University of Utah professor Elizabeth Joy. “When you have to go two, three, or four blocks, that doesn’t mean you get in the car. You can actually walk.”

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