More context to come, but for now …
I asked Crozetians for the services of a teenager to photograph the walk from Trailside Coffee in Old Trail to Henley Middle School. From sidewalks to paths to the bridge back to a path, it looks like a pretty nice walk to me.
To the kid who took the pictures, thank you. To the administration of Albemarle County Schools, please be reasonable and allow kids to walk to school.
Update: Thank God for bureaucracy. How ever would our children survive without it?
Update: a very relevant and timely story, Are We Overprotecting Our Kids?
Update #2: From Jessica with the Crozet Trails Crew:
Thanks for the slide show. The Crozet Trails Crew would like to work with Old Trail, the Schools, and the County to improve and/or maintain this trail so that school officials, parents, and kids feel like it is a safe option for getting to and from school. We would be happy to meet with all interested parties on site and to schedule a workday as early as September 4th. Please contact Jessica@crozettrailscrew.org to volunteer or with suggestions.