Proponents of Complete Streets were disappointed that the Laguna Beach Unified School District declined their invitation to be part of Walk and Roll to School Day, Oct. 6.
Other school districts and cities in Orange County promoted the event with special chaperones for the kids, banners and the general feeling that this was a worthwhile activity, good for the environment and for the health of the students, many of whom have a too-sedentary lifestyle.
In San Juan Capistrano, for instance, parents got out and accompanied kids on walks to schools. Other cities also got on the bandwagon. In L.A., the week was capped with a "take-back-the-streets" event on Sunday in which major downtown thoroughfares were cordoned off and only bicyclists were permitted, with hundreds in attendance, including some of Laguna's avid cycling community.