New Jersey High School Students Protest Anti-Bike Policy

<p>Students at Bridgewater-Raritan High School in New Jersey are protesting after the principal refused to accept a new bike rack as a gift from the school's environmental club.</p>
May 5, 2008, 8am PDT | Nate Berg
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"'Actually, they said no on Earth Day,' remarked Katherine Dransfield, a senior who has tried, with a group of other students, to start a bike club. 'Essentially what they told us was that they didn't want to promote biking as a way to get to school.'"

"Offended by the snub, students promptly began planning a response. Yesterday, more than 50 students rode their bikes to school, commuting in pairs and groups. After studying up on state biking laws -- and carrying copies with them -- the students legally tethered their bikes in conspicuous clusters around lamp posts, trees and other poles dotting the circular drive in front of the school."

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Published on Friday, May 2, 2008 in Streetsblog
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