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June 19, 2009

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Walking to school is great opportunity to kill many birds with one stone: The exercise bird, the gas consumption bird and the communicate-with-your-child bird. On the down side, Montclair's magnet school system puts many children in schools outside of their neighborhoods, often at distances too far to walk with a 30lb back pack. My kids currently attend Glenfield Middle school which is more than 2 miles and 40 minutes on foot from my house. Next year when they go to the high school it'll be a 10 minute walk and you can be sure they'll be walking most of the time.

That's a great idea. Why haven't more towns thought of this? It's worth proposing, even if they don't have the budget now to convert to more eco-friendly fuel.

I wonder if towns could design a dual use bus for eldery and kids for school. That way you could use buses one more time a day. Make them all biodiesel?

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