Hey Readers — How is it that one country can train its young people to be safe, smart and responsible bicyclists, while other countries — like mine — train its young people to climb in the car and eat Goldfish? As Sarah Goodyear writes in The Atlantic Cities: “Dutch children are expected to learn and follow the rules of the road, because starting in secondary school â€“ at age 12 â€“ they are expected to be able to ride their bikes on their own to school, sometimes as far as nine or 10 miles.”
This 3-minute video, featured on Goodyear’s post, had me shaking my head and going, “Wow! Wow!” I move we make this entire curriculum a normal part of our children’s schooling. – L.