This article was alternately awesome and horrifying. It was awesome in its detail. And horrifying in the ways in which the structure of suburban life conspires in favor of cars, cars and more cars. In particular, it was jaw-dropping to read that instead of working to make the streets around the school safer, administrators simply banned walking or riding bikes to school. Meanwhile, the kids and adults both become increasingly overweight and unhealthy and the environment degrades steadily under the assault of car and bus exhaust. This feels absurd. And unnecessary.