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DL looks to create "safe Routes to School'

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Do you allow your children to walk or ride their bikes to school each morning? Or do you drive them there every morning, and pick them up every night?


If you fall into the latter category, then you're not alone. Nationwide, fewer than 15 percent of children in grades K-8 currently walk or bike to school, and nearly 50 percent of school-aged children are regularly driven to and from school by their parents, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation.

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Vicki Gerdes
Staff writer at Detroit Lakes Newspapers for the past 14 years, currently editor of the entertainment and community pages as well as obituaries. Living in DL with my cat, Smokey.
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