Bicycling has been surging in the pandemic and children are huge beneficiaries. Biking is not only fun, but it also empowers children and youth, making them masters of their own mobility while boosting their health. But the rules of the road are difficult for children to master, involving complex decisions, especially at intersections, that only seem easy to adults because we have spent years absorbing them. Indeed, from 1961 to 2009 the number of children biking and walking to school plummeted, from 42 percent to 16 percent. In an environment filled with menacing cars, how does one teach children to become safe, confident cyclists?
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