This was the scene Tuesday on Post Road West, at 3:30 p.m. Cars lined up from Burr Street to the light by Kings Highway North. It looked like Cape Cod on a summer Friday. Or Woodstock in 1969.
Dick Lowenstein thought it was remarkable enough to send to “06880.”
But anyone who passes by Kings Highway Elementary at the end of school — or any other one in Westport — knows it’s a daily occurrence.
Bus ridership is down. Personal transportation is way, way up.
“Is it because of parents’ fear of COVID?” Dick asks. “Or are there not enough bus drivers?”
It’s a great question.
So, “06880” readers: Have at it.
Do you drive your kids to school? If so, why? If not, why not?
What are the upsides — and downsides — to all these one-kid-per-car trips? Are there alternatives?
How long will it last? Any solutions? What can schools — and parents, and everyone else — do to ease the crunch?
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