Amazingly, Saratoga Springs was cited only a week ago in Business Week, in an article titled "Livable Saratoga," to illustrate places "with a small-town feel where you can walk to work and shopping." But not, apparently, to school.
UPDATE via Sustainable Cities Collective:
The ironies to this story are many. To begin with, there is clearly a
crosswalk in front of the school that appears to connect to a well used
path. Whether a cross-walk on a two lane country road without a traffic
light or a stop sign is an invitation to frogger is an open question. Secondly, Kaid Benfield of the Natural Resources Defense Council notes that Saratoga Springs was commended only a week ago by Business Week for being an "anti-suburbia" where "you can walk to work and shopping".
In a greater irony Saratoga Springs is, of course, the chosen home of anti-sprawl post-peak oil zealot James Howard Kunstler. .... Kunstler has yet to acknowledge the story brewing in his own backyard.