Thea (left) and our neighbor JJ (right) used to walk a few blocks to elementary school but this fall they started at a middle school about 2 miles away. They were discouraged to find that the school bus takes 45 hot and stuffy minutes to get to school. The city bus only takes 15 minutes but costs $.75 and requires a 10-minute walk downtown. Biking, on the other hand, only takes 10 minutes! Thea already had an electric bike, and we equipped JJ’s bike with a motor too so she could keep up. I escorted them for the first few months and helped them work out a safe route.

Thea (left) and our neighbor JJ (right) used to walk a few blocks to elementary school but this fall they started at a middle school about 2 miles away. They were discouraged to find that the school bus takes 45 hot and stuffy minutes to get to school. The city bus only takes 15 minutes but costs $.75 and requires a 10-minute walk downtown. Biking, on the other hand, only takes 10 minutes! Thea already had an electric bike, and we equipped JJ's bike with a motor too so she could keep up. I escorted them for the first few months and helped them work out a safe route.

Thea (left) and our neighbor JJ (right) used to walk a few blocks to elementary school but this fall they started at a middle school about 2 miles away. They were discouraged to find that the school bus takes 45 hot and stuffy minutes to get to school. The city bus only takes 15 minutes but costs $.75 and requires a 10-minute walk downtown. Biking, on the other hand, only takes 10 minutes! Thea already had an electric bike, and we equipped JJ’s bike with a motor too so she could keep up. I escorted them for the first few months and helped them work out a safe route.