Well, it appears that after 100 phone calls to the Atlanta Puublic Schools transportation department, downtown bureaucrats and Ethans school we finally got the school bus pick-up SNAFU corrected. It has been said that bureaucy “is the rule of no one”, a more apt description of my experience than the friendly but hollow “APS-making a difference!” greeting I received on each attempted call to see if someone could actually help me with my problem. But I digress this is a biking blog, not a rail against the system (or is it?).
With Ethan successfully boarded, Liam and I elected to ride our bikes to his school today- a 2.5 mile jaunt from our house in Kirkwood. There are a couple of major thoroughfares to cross: Memorial Dr., Moreland Ave. and Glenwood. I have been reconoiterng possible route options since the first day of school with the desire of limiting traverses along these major corridors. Crossing these busier streets is a bit less harrowing and actually creates pretty nice ride that is shorter than using the busier streets! My main concern of crossing moreland was not as bad as anticipated.
I have also learned that Atlanta Nieghborhood Charter has received a $500,000 grant from the Safe Routes To School program. Very exciting!
This is my first blog entry done entirely on the Droid, please forgive the mis-spells.