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Consider Carpooling

September 07, 2004

Re "It's Back to School -- and to Rush Hours," Behind the Wheel, Aug. 31: I'd like to offer a simple solution to school traffic congestion: carpooling. My son's school is about half a mile from our house and the drop-off line inches along past us. We can walk faster. When we do, we pass a parade of sport utility vehicles transporting mostly one or two kids. They can easily carry twice that number, which would be a huge relief not only on traffic but on gas, pollution and parents' time. In addition, carpooling routines encourage cooperation and trust among neighbors, which is healthy for any community.

Robin Supak

Canyon Country

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