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Pupils have to brave traffic
2:00pm Friday 11th November 2011 in Opinion
Every day I cycle to work past Hasmonean High School, in Holders Hill Road, Barnet.
When I see brave pupils cycling despite all the traffic, I can’t help but make a sad comparison with my daughter’s school in Welwyn Garden City which has a cycle path to the school’s front door.
Cycling to school reduces the school run congestion and it keeps the kids fit so they are going to be less of a burden on the NHS later in life, thus saving all us taxpayers money and maybe event reduces the jams a bit.
So I wonder why Barnet isn’t doing more to keep its children safe and fit by providing them with proper safe cycle routes to school? Perhaps the council can explain why?
Crawford Road, Hatfield