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Sue commented on Lighter Summer Traffic Hints at a Solution

That's a great idea, Collin! A Bike to School program for kids in middle and high schools would be great.

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Sue commented on Lighter Summer Traffic Hints at a Solution

Hi, Mitchell. Which state law?
Smaller, local schools would be great, but not realistic. We're a huge county and 4th largest school district in the country. I was just thinking if there was a way to get kids to school more effectively and with less cars on the road.

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Sue commented on Lighter Summer Traffic Hints at a Solution

Hi, Katie. Certainly! I've noticed lighter traffic everywhere, really. Specifically, I drive daily on N.W. 87th Ave (Galloway Road) north and south. I usually also have a pretty heavy commute to work from the Doral, Fl. area to downtown Miami on the Dolphin Expressway (836 East in the AM / West in the PM). Average time with school in the morning is 45-50 minutes, now 30-35. Lots of folks go on vacation and I'm sure that contributes to lighter traffic. But just because kids are out of school doesn't mean they are at home all day. Many still have to get dropped off somewhere while parents work. The older kids who drive are on the road. So how come traffic is not that bad then? I wonder if it has something to do with the schools' start and end times or the drop off/pick up method. That's an area that could be explored for possible solutions.