Asa's school has 2 new bus bikes:
Many of you know that the Island we live on is a car-free community (about 700 people in 250 houses on one end of Toronto Island- a skinny 6 km piece of mostly parkland, a 10 minute ferry ride from downtown Toronto)
Service vehicles are allowed, including schoolbuses, but Asa's school recently gave up their little bus. Last year the one teacher who had a bus license left the school, and instead of getting another licensed teacher, the whole school walked everyday to and from school. it is a 30+ minute walk from the ferry docks to the school- great exercise for the older kids but a bit hard for little 2 year old legs twice a day- and sometimes in heavy rain, wind, or snow.
through grants, donations, and fundraisers- like selling t-shirts and lemonade
these bikes and the commitment of the school to car-free living make me so happy!