Fed up wth carpooling, parents send kids to school on bikes

img_4183Many parents in Lakewood – especially working parents – have resorted to sending their children to school on bikes.

With busing still not finalized for many schools, working parents just have no choice.

“My boss just isn’t happy,” said one parent. “This really is putting my job in jeopardy.”

Other parents tell TLS they feel like they’re sitting in their cars all day.

“Let’s just hope the new system works in the long run, because we just don’t have patience for this anymore,” another parent wrote.

Children with knapsacks were seen riding their bikes along Route 9 and other busy road sidewalks.

While many have resorted to this form of transportation, a parent wrote to TLS she would absolutely not allow it.

“I would never allow him to ride his bike to school – there’s way too much congestion and it’s extremely dangerous.”

Motorists are urged to use extra caution and on the lookout for the young lads.



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  1. “Sitting in the car all day” – this just stresses the fact of the township’s total lack of planning. They rezone to allow 1000’s of housing units to be built. And have no plan for the infrastructure needed to handle it all I.e. Roads, schools, utilities

  2. I agree this the bussing system get worst and worst and it not helping working parents. We work all year long and some of us haven’t taken vacation this year. Bussing must get back we need Dauham Bus. We are fed up and thanks to BOE who mess up system last year and year before

  3. i have a question: a small school like Maoros is paying for private bussing one way….yet they are using a JAYS bus! i thought all the Jays busses and Seman Tov and Klarr are trying to be put on the road with routes! I thought this was progressing but i feel like the process is coming to a standstill> anyone can shed some light on this?

  4. Years ago my kids always went to school by bike. Of course we lived much closer to the schools and there was much less traffic. Now it is potentially dangerous.

  5. Not the end of the world if they bike- they will be self reliant, independent, in touch with their surroundings and get a little more exercise.

  6. To Carson Wentz:

    I’m not sure how safe it is given the amount of traffic. And it definitely isn’t an option for the many young children who need to be transported.

    In a short while it will not be a solution at all- when it starts to rain or snow.

  7. To #9 and #10
    If their is traffic, the youngsters will learn how to cope. It doesn’t snow or rain everyday- those days they’ll need to find an alternative.
    If it’s cold they can put on a coat (and sweater if needed). We need to have confidence in our youth and not raise a bunch of wimps…

  8. The children should NOT be biking to school. It is extremely dangerous. How many kids almost got hit….
    I am not willing to take that chance. May HaShem watch them extra careful!

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