In many Chicago communities, parents feel unsafe having their kids walking and biking to school.
For example, in Washington Park, a neighborhood on Chicago’s South Side, kids often worry about getting caught in gunfire on their way to school.
“These are legitimate concerns," said Washington Park resident, Angela Brooks.
Brooks, a real estate development manager, said safety wasn't such a major concern for her when she was a kid.
"We want kids to want to love going to school,” she said “If it’s unsafe for them, they won’t get excited about [learning].”
Like many other communities, kids in Washington Park are also faced with an array of smaller...