Over the last 30 years, the proportion of children walking and cycling to school has plummeted. Increasing numbers of children are now being driven to and from school. As we become more aware of the importance of regular exercise, built-in to everyday living, this level of car use has began to be questioned by public health professionals and transport planners. It is estimated that some 20% of morning peak hour traffic congestion is made up of parents driving their children to school. For these reasons, a concerted effort is underway to encourage children to ride to school.
Youth Bike Summit (USA)
24th Jan 2011
More than 200 participants from 14 states and two countries came to New York to swap ideas, learn bicycle advocacy best practices and build nationwide momentum in the country’s first-ever Youth Bike Summit held in Jan 2011 in New York City. This video, by StreetFilms, provides an overview of the Summit.