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Communities Learn the Good Life Can Be a Killer

School Children, Were Forced to Use Their Bicy...

Image by The U.S. National Archives via Flickr

Did you walk or ride your bike to school when you were young? I walked at least half an hour in the morning to get to school and then back again afterwards, and again at night to school activities.

The following article discusses the ill effect our modern life is having on children’s health these days.

I’m thankful my grand kids live in a city neighborhood where children still play on the streets and sidewalks, and there are plenty of children their age. They will be able to walk to a neighborhood public school, that is if the neighborhood remains safe.

Most children don’t get to do this for various reasons having to do with the American Dream. Too bad that we pursued our dream but lost an essential ingredient necessary for living it!

Communities Learn the Good Life Can Be a Killer – NYTimes.com.

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2 Responses

  1. Where I go to school is a lot more bike friendly than where I live during my breaks from school. At school I bike everywhere. I live off of a highway, but there is a bike path parallel to the highway so I can even bike to the grocery store in the large complex. When I am home I am much more sedentary. I am enthusiastic about bike riding but it is just not practical at home. We need to invest in biking infrastructure and encourage people to get out there.

    • Thanks for writing in! I wonder if you live in the USA? In our country, we aren’t doing much to encourage the type of physical life you describe, but i hope it will become a part of our future. Many university towns are farther ahead in their thinking than the rest of American society when it comes to these things!

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