Comment 96785

By kevlahan (registered) | Posted January 14, 2014 at 17:07:16 in reply to Comment 96768

The traffic seems pretty variable: I rode my bike along Longwood this morning towards Westdale at 8:50am and, although traffic was fairly heavy, I didn't have to wait at all. I've always been surprised at how many parents drive their kids to Westdale given the excellent bus service on both Longwood and Main and the fact it is cycling distance for most students, and walking distance for many.

If you you live in Kirkendall or Durand I'm not sure why you MUST drive your teenagers to Westdale: the 6 bus has service every 20 minutes at rush hour and is well-used by high school students. Outside of rush hour, traffic is light on Longwood.

As Ryan has pointed out, if you make it easy to drive everywhere then more people will drive. There is no reason for most parents to drive their children to Westdale, unless they live out of catchment and far from HSR routes. Remember, these are teenagers who can get there on their own, not elementary school children who need to be walked to school.

Comment edited by kevlahan on 2014-01-14 17:12:34

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