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Laurel families gang up to bike to school

Original post made on Jun 20, 2018

Jen Wolosin said she wanted to make sure her son had the chance to ride his bike to school at the Laurel School Lower Campus in Atherton at least once, so she asked other school parents if they'd join in on a ride on Friday, June 8.

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Posted by resident
a resident of Menlo Park: other
on Jun 20, 2018 at 11:22 pm

I hope that car drivers see these kids on the road often enough that they automatically put down their phones in these school zones and obey the 3-foot-passing law so that police escorts are no longer necessary.

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Posted by Elizabeth
a resident of Menlo Park: Menlo Oaks
on Jun 21, 2018 at 12:25 pm

My grandsons, and my daughter, and I have consistently ridden our bikes both to Lower and Upper Laurel for 5 years, and we all live to tell the story. No near misses, no accidents, no injuries. Feeling safe is a perception, and an understanding of how to be a careful cyclist.

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Posted by Robert Cronin
a resident of Menlo Park: Suburban Park/Lorelei Manor/Flood Park Triangle
on Jun 21, 2018 at 1:11 pm

I can't help thinking that if, every day, there were large numbers of kids riding their bikes to school, motorists would pay more attention and drive more carefully.

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Posted by resident
a resident of Menlo Park: other
on Jun 21, 2018 at 4:02 pm

Palo Alto claims that 40% of their elementary school students walk or bike to school. Why are Menlo Park streets so dangerous that police escorts are necessary?

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Posted by Not a helicopter parent
a resident of Las Lomitas School
on Jun 21, 2018 at 9:01 pm

Just get your kids out there riding on their own and stop being a worry wart! Police and patent escorts?!? Never had that crap when I was a kid. That sends the wrong message and reinforces the backwards belief that biking is dangerous. It isn't. Biking is quite safe after a few simple kid road rules lessons.

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