06 Mar '12, 9pm

Bicycle Buses Let Dutch Kids Pedal Together to School

Bicycle Buses Let Dutch Kids Pedal Together to School

It's been said that the most important lessons in life are not learned in the classroom, and perhaps in no place is that more true than in the Netherlands where the act of heading to school is itself so enriching. In an age of rising gas prices and skyrocketing cases of childhood obesity , Dutch educators have devised a wonderfully positive way to get kids to and from school -- by letting them pedal there themselves on a brand new fleet of bicycle buses. Cycling has long been the preferred way of commuting in the Netherlands, thanks in part to their world-class system of bike paths , but now even young schoolchildren can get in on the action. With the purchase of what may be the first-ever fleet of bicycle school buses, Dutch kids as young as 4 years old are experiencing just how fun and easy getting around without a car can be. Each bike bus is designed to hold eleven kid...

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