To Rethink the School Run, Get Rid of the Cars

The United Kingdom is encouraging students and parents to ditch their cars for bikes, scooters, and walking with the adoption of “School Streets.” The initiative halts vehicular traffic from using roads in front of schools, creating a safe space open for walking and cycling. School-related traffic contributes to a quarter of vehicular congestion, contributing to increasingly poor air quality and the associated detrimental health effects.

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