IN AUGUST 2012, a small school for grades five through nine in Calgary, Alberta was getting ready to open their doors for their first school year. The citizens surrounding the newly-built Captain Nichola Goddard school had long awaited a facility to which their children would not have to be bussed. But the community’s road network was not designed with the new school in mind. Situated on an already high-volume road and with minimal curbside parking, one teacher at the school knew that vehicle congestion was going to become a real problem during drop-off and pick-up times. So, with student safety in mind, she – Debbie Rheinstein – began work on the development of a Green Commuting Challenge (GCC).
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