For the first couple of years of high school I used to ride my bike to the house of people I knew who lived near the bus stop. I would leave my bike there and walk the last bit of the way to the bus stop. The school bus picked us up. The last 3 years of high school I went to a different school and got a ride.
I rode my bike I could go the back way and if it was raining I went by tram half way then walked in those days the traffic was much less what a pity children (see I didn't say kids) can't do this as much
I always walked to school and dreamed of someday riding the bus. Those kids got out a little early and I wanted out as soon as possible,one day I got on the bus and got into a lot of trouble for it. Now I'm a teacher and hate the school bus trips!
we use to walk 2miles to school whatever the weather the snow was that thick it came over our wellies if it rained we'd get soaked and have to put the wet coat on to come home the kids don't know they're born today
When I went to primary school my sister, brother and I walked to school - I was the eldest so was expected to keep them in check! It was nice in the mornings walking along the hedgerows looking at the webs spiders had spun during the night - I can remember how beautiful they were. Strangely enough when my son was little I used to walk him to school and he also loved looking at the spiders webs in the hedgerows.
The only downside of walking to school in Scotland in winter was trudging through the snow and arriving at school freezing!
When I went to high school I had to take two buses to my grammar school.
In those days we lived a different style of life and nobody thought it unwise to let your child travel alone on a bus - life seemed so much safer then.
I would go to school by bus and walk home bus travel in the afternoon was impossible a long wait and the buses were always overcrowded .
sometimes we would stop in the main shopping centre for an ice cream soda or milk shake