Percentage of kids who drive themselves to school?
Original post made by Resident, Another Palo Alto neighborhood, on Jul 1, 2014
Do we have the same figures for those juniors and seniors who have car park permits as a percentage of the class? Can we compare the percentage of those who drive themselves to school last year to 5 years ago or 10 years ago or even 20 years ago?
My feeling is that a much smaller number of teens are getting their licenses in high school and I would imagine that the only way to make a comparison would be the number of parking permits sold.
When we have surveys done at schools, do we ever look at how students travel to school? Should we start finding this information.
A simple survey asking students how they most often travel to school with several options, walking, biking, school bus, shuttle/vta bus, parent driven car/car pool, student self drive car. These figures would be useful to any traffic engineer and to safe school routes/PTA/etc.