Inspired by Anna's comment about safety while biking to school, I Googled for "student killed riding bike to school" and got 71,000 results.
How about "student killed driving to school"? 11,200,000 results.
And school districts succeed in banning cycling and walking to school while ignoring the real safety issue, enforcing mandatory car ownership with State Patrol backup!
Noddin Elementary School in San Jose, California currently bans bikes, but after action by Dave of City Cycles, Yours Truly, John Brazil with the city of San Jose, and several others, the school will change their policy beginning next month after they hold school assemblies to teach bike safety. Your voice can make a difference in these policies!