The Case for Kids Walking to School by Themselves

The Case for Kids Walking to School by Themselves

\" \" Students walk to school in San Diego, California on the first day of school, Sept. 7, 2010. Sandy Huffaker/Corbis via Getty ImagesBack in 1969, 48 percent of kids in America walked or biked to school, compared with a paltry 13 percent in 2009. AdvertisementAdvertisementFor the older children, walking to school unaccompanied provided a lot of benefits. (Nevertheless, only 35 percent of kids who lived within a mile in 2009 walked or cycled to school.) \"Also, if your child's route is more than a mile, there are no sidewalks or numerous street crossings, walking to school may not be the best option.\"

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