Thursday, December 2, 2010
So enter the walking school bus, or as it's known in France -- the Pédibus. Kids gather at predetermined locations and walk together with parents to school. This concept isn't unique to France (in fact, it's the brain child of an Australian) but it's catching on. Currently, about 150 "lines" operate in France, including this one in Saint-Rémy-Lès-Chevreuse, a town southwest of Paris on the RER B. Less traffic, fewer parking hassles, and an opportunity for kids to walk to school with adult supervision -- sounds pretty good to me.