House Bill 2679 Could Quash Safe Routes to School
The legislation, authored by Rep. Eugene McGill, would reduce the distance that school districts can ask students to walk to school, from one-and-a-half miles to three-quarters of a mile for elementary school children, and from two miles to one-and-a-half-miles for secondary students.
More buses, more diesel, more money to run more buses and fewer children walking and biking to school. Clearly the opposite goals of Safe Routes to School. There is a good editorial in the Harrisburg Patriot News that argues that Rep. McGill has it backwards, that children need to walk more, not less.
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