U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Urban Planning
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
Reply Start New Thread
Old 01-29-2014, 08:41 AM
3,156 posts, read 3,238,291 times
Reputation: 3762


The article I saw was seven or eight years ago. One point it made was that commuters were having a hard time finding day care that opened early enough for them to leave the outburbs. by taking the kids down the road it shortened their commute by allowing them to use the HOV lanes, allowed them more time to see and talk with the kids (Travel time in the car), allowed them to drop kids off later (and pick them up earlier) reducing 'late charges' when they got stuck in traffic and in some cases (and I think the majority of the ones they were writing about) take advantage of Employer subsidized or provided child care. This is in the DC Metro area where there are some large gov't or contractor facilities that have on site daycare.

I watch cars going past me every day and it is surprising how many are one adult and a child seat. Of course there are a fair number of scofflaws that only have one person in the car (I would say it averages about 25% in my unscientific study) but one adult and one child runs 10-15% and at certain times of the day higher. Oh on days when school is closed in the outer counties the number goes up. I have been guilty of this. I would bring my son in to the office with me and set him up with his books and a computer for the day. He was 10-15 at the time. I joked that his summer job was going to be 'carpool dummy' one year.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply

Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Urban Planning
Similar Threads
Follow City-Data.com founder on our Forum or

All times are GMT -6.

2005-2019, Advameg, Inc. · Please obey Forum Rules · Terms of Use and Privacy Policy · Bug Bounty

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35 - Top