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Elementary School's Anti-Bicycle Policy

"7. Bicycles are not allowed as a means of transportation to or from school due to the nature of the traffic patterns as deemed by the San Jose Police Department."

 

Don't ride your bike to school. It's against the rules.

 

There are NO bike parking facilities at Noddin Elementary School in San Jose, CA. And it looks like there may never be...

 

This is a hand out given to all the parents at the beginning of the school year. My neighbor's six-year-old daughter is in the first grade at Noddin. Her parents are so upset...

 

April '09 Update:

Not a half-mile from Noddin is this.

 

I'm speechless.

 

Update: Today (May 28, 2009) is 'Bike to School Day' in San Francisco. Twenty-two schools in SF will participate in the program.

 

Wow.

 

Update: Saturday (October 10, 2009) was a great day on the Noddin playground. I couldn't be there, but Richard was there and took a bunch of pictures.

 

I posted this photo 11 months ago. I was really angry and frustrated, and felt a need to make it public. I did not think things would change.

 

Today I am elated at the bicycle community's success. I am thankful to the people who made this change happen.

 

Update: This morning (Tuesday, September 21, 2010), I posted a photo of the rack.

  

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Taken on September 22, 2008