Several times a week, 8-year-old Miriam Houston rolls her bicycle down the driveway and climbs aboard for the 15-minute trip to school.
The Brentwood Elementary second-grader says she’d rather pedal than ride in a car. “I get the exercise and it just makes me feel better,” she says.
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