In our city of 2.2 miles, the parents had to fight to keep crossing guards for the kids.
I’m a homeschooling mom and fought with them. We have no sidewalks and people drive like maniacs. AND we’ve had a couple kids approached by “adults”.
If my kids walked to the school, I’d be walking with them.
My kids ask to walk in good weather, but we live on a road with no shoulder, much less sidewalks.
I refuse to even let them ride their bikes on our road, much less walk early in the morning when it is still dark now.