Summertime and the traffic’s easy, but just when you start to relax into your less congested and more efficient commute, it’s back-to-school time: roads full of parents and new teenage drivers. Fortunately, you can take steps to alleviate this problem. The SchoolPool program connects local families who want to ride-share and otherwise team up to get kids to and from school. Safe Routes to Schools educates the community on best traffic practices and encourages walking and biking as an alternative to cars. schoolpoolmarin.org, saferoutestoschools.org
Kasia Pawlowska loves words. A native of Poland, Kasia moved to the States when she was seven. The San Francisco State University creative writing graduate went on to write for publications like the San Francisco Bay Guardian and KQED Arts among others prior to joining the Marin Magazine staff. Topics Kasia has covered include travel, trends, mushroom hunting, an award-winning series on social media addiction and loads of other random things. When she’s not busy blogging or researching and writing articles, she’s either at home writing postcards and reading or going to shows. Recently, Kasia has been trying to branch out and diversify, ie: use different emojis. Her quest for the perfect chip is never-ending.