Hi Bill we really like your proposed ideas, especially the one about making bike lanes green. To add on, as a student, as I go to school every morning, I have noticed it is uncomfortable for many drivers to be biking right next to herds of children. To improve safety, maybe it would be possible to have 2 bike lane-sized lanes, with one lane separating the bikers from the drivers. Another idea would be having pedestrians and bikers use one larger sidewalk, but this may have safety concerns of its own and be harder to implement. Please check out our idea about shared community bikes, as we think it is related to yours.
This idea has a lot of potential and seems feasible! One way to ensure that the Green Teams remain active throughout the years could be by establishing mentorship between high schools, middle schools, and elementary schools. For example, a few members from Homestead Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) runs meetings after school for Cupertino and Sunnyvale Middle's respective chapters, teaching them about the business world and preparing them to take further action in their club in high school. Similarly Green Ops Homestead could run meetings with Cupertino and Sunnyvale Middle, and work with them to put on workshops at elementary schools.