Tweeting the Western Albemarle Redistricting Meeting – 12-11-12

Click through to read the @Storify I just put together curating a lot of the tweets from last night’s meeting. I have to say: tweeting of tonight’s meeting was pretty successful with the #westalbRD Could not be done with Google plus or Facebook. — Jim Duncan (@JimDuncan) December 12, 2012 Once again, Kelly has provided …

Walking to School at Crozet Elementary

Big thanks go to the Crozet PTO for organizing today’s Walk to School Day. In spite of the sudden rain, a lot of families continued on and made it to school on foot and bike without incident. I hear the next Walk to School day is March 9.

CCAC Meeting This Thursday, 15 September 2011

Agenda Review. (Meg Holden – CCAC Chair) 2. Approval of Minutes from August 18, 2011 meeting. 3. Public Comment 4. Updates on Claudius Place and Crozet Square developments (Katurah Roells) 5. Follow-up on discussion about children walking and biking to area schools. 6. Follow-up on Jarman’s Gap/Old Trail Drive detention pond concerns 7. Sub-committees, ombudsman …

CCAC Meeting 16 June 2011 – Claudius Place, Library Parking Lot, Lumberyard & …

Next time, follow @RealCrozetVA on Twitter. Or better yet, come next month and live-tweet it with me. Who knew walking to school would be such a contentious issue? I’ll say only this: parents should exercise their rights to allow their children to walk to school, even in the face of oppressive schools with absurd policies …

Bike Month 2011 – How Is Crozet Going to Participate?

It’s Bike Month ; the folks at Bike Charlottesville have coordinated an outstanding set of events which I encourage you to participate in any way that you can. … I tried to revitalize the Walk To School program at Crozet Elementary, but ran into so many bureaucratic and “worried about liability” impediments that I conceded to those concerns. … Rather than try to work within the defined systems, I’ll simply keep riding my bike with my daughter to school, wear my helmet inside the school to encourage conversations with kids who will hopefully pester their parents and continue trying to both set and example and “walk the walk”, if you will. … Please take the time to read Seth Godin’s “Times a Million” post from 2007; it made a real impact on how I think and the decisions I make.