Can’t Get There From Here

School connectivity

Can't Get There From Here

A report shows how hard it is for many Knox County students to safely walk to school.

by jesse fox mayshark • november 28, 2018

two maps from a presentation to the knox county school board by researcher jeremy auerbach.

Knox County school board member Patti Bounds remembers that when her children were growing up, at one point they lived just a quarter-mile from the school they attended.
The cul-de-sac effect: Places that are close but disconnected.
“My kids could certainly have walked and benefited from walking,” Bounds said. “But the road on which they would have walked was a blind hill with no shoulders.”
Her experience is common in Knox County, where many families live within designated “parent responsibility zones” -- areas close to schools where bus transport isn&rsqu...

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