A couple of weeks ago, I posted a story on High Point Road. In the midst of highlighting all the joys of the longest dead-end street in town — the road I grew up on — I complained that kids there no longer rode bikes to school, the way my friends and I did.
Maybe — because I regularly pass so many parents waiting for their kids’ buses on nearby North Avenue (and don’t get me that they drive to the beginning of roads like Adams Farm and Greystone Farm Roads to pick them up, aaaargh!) — I just assumed that High Point parents did the same.
Biking to school from High Point is alive and well. Here’s a shot of Long Lots Elementary the other day:
When they’re older, many youngsters walk from High Point to Bedford Middle School too.
“This time outdoors is an important part of the kids’ day,” says High Point parent Tally Jacobs.
“It says so much about Westport that kids take advantage of their proximity to the schools, the fresh air, the independence and community feeling that results from walking and biking.”
Of course, walking to Staples — directly behind homes on the west side of the road — is a different story. Most High Point kids with their licenses drive to high school — even though it takes longer.
I’m can’t make fun of them for that.
I did the same thing, waaaaay back in the day.
(Hat tip: Amy Hochhauser)