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Dramatically Lessen Traffic

Idea to remove most traffic

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A great percentage of Miami's traffic is due to parents taking their children to and from school. In order to alleviate severely congested traffic, stay-at-home parents can be given 2 set days a week (or more--even up to a full year), during school year, for children to stay home and take classes via computer on virtual reality education (same school, teachers and friends. Students log in at same time every morning w/ kids at their "real" school). A tax deduction or incentive is paid to residents participating in lessening traffic via this program. Teachers who participate receive tax deductions and rewards.  

Example of two set days:

The two set days can be divided into groups: 

Group A: virtual at-home schooling on Mondays and Tuesdays

Group B: virtual at-home schooling on Wed's and Thursdays

Group C: virtual at-home schooling on Thursdays  and Fridays


If all parents choose virtual schooling for the full year, it will be a simpler plan (depends on whatever teachers and parents prefer). 

Describe who will use your solution (1,000 characters)

All students with stay at -home parents.

Describe your solution's stage of development

  • Initial Design - you are still exploring the idea and have not tested it with users

Size of your team or organization

  • I am submitting as an individual

Funding Request

  • No funding is required

Describe how you would pilot your idea (1000 characters)

Choosing the right school in a heavy congested area is important for the pilot project . A survey would be presented for all stay at home parents or work at- home, to see if they are interested in participating. This idea can dramatically reduce traffic in all congested areas, and save the cities money usually wasted on non-effective polluting solutions. The cities will save money and the money saved can be placed in a fund to provide parents, teachers, schools and children with financial incentives for more participation on a grander scale.

Describe how you would measure the success of your pilot (1000 characters)

By seeing and being in less congestion traffic. Also using an app. that takes tabs on traffic. Providing a facebook group page to those parents who are participating, and the schools for their imput.

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Photo of KatieWalsh 100
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Hi Damaris, many thanks for this submission. It's unusual to have a proposition that does not require any of the pilot budget at all! What's your involvement with education? Are you a parent? Teacher?

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Also, something to consider Damaris Valle . I am a Miami mom of four and also one of your Community facilitators here. One of my biggest concerns is that one of my children has Down Syndrome which requires appointments at different times per month. My children also has a team of specialists which schedule tests and evaluations all the time. How would this program work for me?

Also, I am a homeschooling mom that uses different settings for my children to learn. I take them on field trips and outings to places like the butterfly museum, Perez museum and the recently debuted “Umbrella Project”. Would we be subjected to going out ONLY on designated days?

I like this this idea but as a parent with a child who had a disability that keeps us on the road, it makes me wonder how it will work.

Photo of Damaris Valle
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Hi Wilda. Thank you for your comment, and liking the idea. No, I don't believe you should be subjected to going only on designated days. You already go beyond from what you have shared, your kids are lucky to have you as their mom. I'm hoping that because of this idea, the parents who will use it, will take a break from the heavy traffic, so that parents like you, who have to be on the road almost all the time, can get a break from the heavy traffic and have less stressful drives.

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