September 14th, 2010 | Published in Urbanist
Beverly Cleary, Hollyrood Campus, Northeast Portland
Thursday, Sept. 9 – 8:15 a.m.
Photos by Lisa Bauso
“We’re such geeks – we’re here 20 minutes early,” said Dawn Chacon, who was sitting with her husband and two children in a parked minivan, waiting for school to start. The family lives only a few blocks from Hollyrood, Chacon says. So why do mom and dad drive 5-year-old daughter Regan to school? “I have to drop this little guy at daycare downtown,” said Chacon, pointing to Regan’s baby brother in the back seat.
According to Graff, Portland parents cite weather, distance, traffic and household schedules as the top barriers limiting their child’s ability to walk and bike to school.