Earth-friendly commuting isn’t solely for working folks—in the Seattle area, students of all ages make up a huge percentage of daily commuters when school is in session, and a large percentage of college students are still driving to school alone. For younger students, co-transportation is sometimes their only option, so school-aged kids are generally the best at alternatives such as carpools, walking, biking and of course, riding the school bus. However, some commuting tools that are good for adults are not as available to children—such as walking alone—due to parents’ worry about safety.
What can a student of any age heading back to school do to lower their transportation footprint? And do so in a planned, safe manner? A few ideas to get you started are listed here.