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News - August 29, 2008

Bike to school, win a prize

High school programs encourage green habits

by Kelsey Mesher

Mountain View High School students who rode their bikes to school last week were surprised when they received Cliff bars, water bottles and Jamba Juice gift cards, handed out by parents and students promoting the "Carbon Free Commute Challenge."

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Posted by sf
a resident of another community
on Aug 30, 2008 at 10:16 pm

I think biking to school is a fabulous idea. I did it as a kid from Cuesta Drive to MVHS (then Awalt high). I enjoyed the rejuevenating lift after a day of classes. It put in place a life long habit. I exercise 30 minutes after work. Now, I am proud of my sons- One rides his bike daily to and from MVHS, and it's a much farther distance! We live in the mobile home park off Shoreline. The other lives in San Ramon and bikes to work.
Yes, it is hard to start the habit, but it is so uplifting! Get yourself a good bike and do it!

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Posted by ABC
a resident of Martens-Carmelita
on Sep 1, 2008 at 1:17 pm

The kids are supposed to get something for walking too. Not everyone wants to bring their bike.

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Posted by Lauren
a resident of Jackson Park
on Sep 2, 2008 at 11:43 pm

I ride my bike to school 4 days a week. It is a quiet, smooth ride with a little "hike" as I have to go over the pedestrian bridge. I ride 4 miles, but it doesn't feel very far at all. If you live within biking distance, please consider it!

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Posted by Steven Nelson
a resident of Cuesta Park
on Sep 3, 2008 at 11:11 am

Very nice that the PTA (?) is sponsoring this carrot. Now - what is the High School District itself doing to promote other transportation? Anyone to stand in the hot sun waiting for the #51 Bus in the afternoons (or in the rain in the winter)? With increased parking around the school there is bound to be increased single-user auto traffic.