Just Like Driver’s Ed, Except for Younger Kids & Bikes

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 – at age 12 – 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.

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