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Cycling to school- it makes sense but I'm scared to let him

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03/11/2010 18:20 - Miscellaneous
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Thank you for your opinions.



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03/11/2010 08:48 - Miscellaneous
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I am very environmentally conscious and would love the idea of using the bicycles a lot more. What a pity that more cycle lanes weren´t put in during the Celtic Tiger!



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03/11/2010 00:11 - Miscellaneous
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I cycled with my children for a week but gave up because my heart was in my mouth. I thought it was going to be the start of a whole new way of life but sadly, it was simply too dangerous. It´s safer to walk, if possible, even if it takes longer.



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03/11/2010 00:16 - Miscellaneous
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I would love to allow my children cycle to & from school as they have the bikes, helmets and all the gear. I guess it isn´t feasible without cycle lanes.



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03/11/2010 18:30 - Miscellaneous
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I cycle to school with my daughter but we are lucky as we can take a route that avoids busy roads. That is an exceptional case it seems.



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02/11/2010 09:08 - Miscellaneous
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Just wondering what others do. My son (primary school) wants to cycle to school. We live in a busy urban area. It would be very much in line with my Green Agenda but I´m scared. There are not enough cycle lanes to satisfy me and I´m just not sure how much I trust him on the roads yet.



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02/11/2010 14:39 - Miscellaneous
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I can understand why you´d feel nervous. Wouldn´t be too keen myself. Depending on your circumstances, could you cycle with him (have u a bike?) for a week or two to monitor how he gets on and then decide whether you will let him go on his own.




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