I recently had the opportunity to tour the new Corner Canyon High School in Draper. This $65 million state-of-the-art facility contains: a gymnasium that seats 3,343 and a 1,200-seat auditorium, a large football stadium, eight tennis courts, weight rooms, and even a dedicated room for the baseball team to practice pitching.
The district even included a few more parking spaces (1,232) when they thought they were needed. One might imagine my surprise when I asked where the bike racks were located so that my son could ride his bike to school and was told that there are none. In this $65 million school there is nary a rack to be found. I was told that riding a bike and then locking it at school causes too many "legal" issues for them, and there isn't a high school in the district that has a bike rack.
Most students live within just a few miles of the school. Instead of encouraging them to move, be active and ride a bike or walk to school, in its own way Corner Canyon High School will be contributing to the obesity epidemic that, according to one study, America spent $190 billion fighting last year.