COMMENT: New high school brings an opportunity to promote walking and cycling

By Bike Ottawa, StittsvilleCentral, March 6, 2018

Congratulations to the parents and students who championed a public high school in Stittsville. The school is long overdue. Teens spending their time being bused out to Richmond weren’t being given the same opportunities for after-school activities, or for the extra morning sleep teens seem to require.

To be healthy, kids need physical activity. One of the easiest ways to stay active is to make it part of the daily trip to school. In this moment, Stittsville has a fantastic opportunity to be one of the first in the region to purposefully design safe routes for walking and cycling to school. This will provide much-needed independence for teens… and for their parents, too. No more need to shuttle kids to school.

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