1. Increased car ownership among parents
2. Longer distances between home and school
3. Increasing traffic dangers (speed, volume & road widths)
4. Parental fears about the safety of children
In the video it shows a school situated in the outlying area of a community in what looks to be an adjacent wild open space. Of course, the location of the school was decided by land use policy. Land use policy was/is dictated by available transportation. Available transportation has been solved by building roads for the automobile.
You can see, in the changed world we live in now, policies have to evolve. If you pay property taxes, a very large percentage of your tax goes to fund construction and maintenance of roads. The video poses the question: Is the city for the car or is the city for the people?
That's an interesting question but is it moving towards a ban on cars? Complete Streets includes cars. Complete streets includes pedestrians, people who ride bikes, cyclists, people who ride wheel chairs, people who ride buses and trains, little people, big people everyone. We are all the same people.
Enjoy the informative video with apologies for the commercials Hulu has spliced into it. Ignore those and watch the good stuff. You will get ideas for Pasadena. Yes, you will.