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Old 05-13-2014, 01:00 PM
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You know what I find amazing? That biking and walking to work in Alaska is really really high! Alaska has one of the highest rates of active transportation to work. And isn't the weather horrible?
Local Climate Doesn’t Exert Much Influence on Biking and Walking | Streetsblog USA
Well, Juneau actually doesn't get very cold.
Average Weather for Juneau, AK - Temperature and Precipitation

Even Anchorage isn't all *that* cold, not much different than Minneapolis.
Average Weather for Anchorage, AK - Temperature and Precipitation
Average Weather for Anchorage, AK - Temperature and Precipitation

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Old 05-13-2014, 01:27 PM
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The off topic discussion has gone nowhere. Please stay on the thread topic.
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Old 05-13-2014, 01:40 PM
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Minneapolis is still really cold for winter, compared to most populated places. Both Anchorange and Minneapolis get well below the 15F thershold frequently mentioned, especially in the morning. Of course, interior Alaska is much colder. But Anchorage isn't where most of the pedestrian commuters are coming from. Anchorage has 40% of the state's population but a pedestrian commute rate much lower than the state average (2.5% vs 7.5%). Juneau, which is rather compact in parts, has a pedestrian commute rate just above the state average. The high walking to work rate is probably from small, rather isolated towns.
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Old 05-13-2014, 02:00 PM
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Whatever. Aren't we supposed to be talking about walking and biking to school, not work? I would guess most Alaskan students in the small isolated communities get bused to school.
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Old 05-13-2014, 04:17 PM
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In 1969, 88% of children 5-14 walked to school who lived within 1 mile of school. Now, 35%.

U.S. Travel Data Show Decline In Walking and Bicycling To School Has Stabilized | National Center for Safe Routes to School

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Old 05-13-2014, 04:20 PM
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I could find a number of Long Island schools where most students are within 1.5 miles of school (except maybe the high school, which tends to be bigger). Finding stats on what % actually walk is harder.
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Old 05-13-2014, 05:12 PM
 
Location: West Phoenix
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I drove by the grade school I went to the other day, and noticed something interesting. Where there were 2 bike rack areas when I went there, each about 50 x 50 ft, there is now 1, and that one bike rack area had exactly ZERO bikes, as in NONE, NADA, ZIP. When I went to school, the rack were always full, now the number of class rooms has increased, the number of students have increased, but none are riding bikes to school, and very few are walking to school.
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Old 05-13-2014, 05:39 PM
 
Location: Oakland, CA
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I drove by the grade school I went to the other day, and noticed something interesting. Where there were 2 bike rack areas when I went there, each about 50 x 50 ft, there is now 1, and that one bike rack area had exactly ZERO bikes, as in NONE, NADA, ZIP. When I went to school, the rack were always full, now the number of class rooms has increased, the number of students have increased, but none are riding bikes to school, and very few are walking to school.
I wonder if kids are "allowed" to ride their bikes to school any more? Considering how parents control and schedule their children's time a lot more than they did when I was a kid. Kids do not have much unsupervised time these days.
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Old 05-13-2014, 05:54 PM
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Here is a good article about school siting. While I don't agree with all of it, it does stress intergovernmental co-operation, including between the community govt. and the school district.
http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j...66699033,d.cGU
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Old 05-14-2014, 06:31 AM
 
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I wonder how many actually do walk or bike to school? My school committee did a little observation, and even at "neighborhood schools" with no transportation provided by the school, few walk, most are driven.

And walkable suburbs are everywhere.
Where is "everywhere"?
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