Here's a cool graphic that was available for the previous post on the Vancouver Charter on Children and Cycling, released today in Velo-City Global 2012 in Vancouver.
So the good news is that Canada's percentage of kids riding their bikes to school is double that of the United States. The bad news is that the U.S. figure is one per cent.
Since I grew up in a time when lots of children rode their bikes to school, this info made available by the European Cyclists' Federation, is pretty startling.
But we've all heard stories of bike racks being taken off school grounds because school staff don't want tohave to be responsible for potential thefts. And we've seen the anti-idling signs posted around schools, a reminder that almost every kid in the school population is getting a ride twice a day.