I get infuriated when I hear about elementary schools that ban bikes because of traffic problems. This article starts off great, discussing 4th grade teacher Derek Carlson who leads after-school bike workshops, with 300-400 bikes at the school bike racks.
Other area schools, however, ban bikes, citing safety risks, security issues, liability fears or - where students aren't drawn from the immediate neighborhood - the distances cyclists would have to travel.
Grrrr. They should take care of the cause of the problem, which is usually excessive and aggressive motor vehicle traffic at the school entrances.