An action item for parent groups preparing their case against their school being closed is to do an estimate of the increased distance their children will have to walk to another school in the region and the additional costs incurred by bus or car travel to other schools.
The table would look something like this:
|Home Street to:||Distance (km) by Car||Estimated Walking Time||Bus Fares to and from School ($ per year)||Additional Petrol Cost ($ per year)|
Information on distances and estimated walking time can be obtained from: http://www.whereis.com
Information on ACTION bus fares can be obtained from: