To celebrate International Walk to School Day yesterday, we kicked off our annual "Walk and Roll to School" incentive program. Not only were the bike racks overflowing, but I only saw a mere handful of cars drive by. The dropoff circle was empty. Eerie, for a school of 850 kids.
It's heartening to know that people's habits are changing, at least locally -- it was nothing like this when we started at the school a mere 5 years ago. Today, on a normal day, we are at about 50% self-propelled; yesterday it was more like 90%, to my eyes, which bodes well for the rest of the year!