Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Transport initiative would beat a better path for school travel

"Cars clogging the school bus zone, drivers pulling U-turns, kids jaywalking and congestion everywhere — traffic was becoming such a headache at Broadview Avenue Public School that some parents didn’t want their children walking to the Westboro elementary school out of fear something bad might happen.

“A lot of parents were telling us they were really nervous someone was going to be hit by a car,” said Karen Mason, a parent of two students at the school.

The parent council set out to find a solution and, in doing so, became part of a new initiative called the School Travel Planning Project."