Category Archives: Child-related issues

Family Bike Shopping Part IV: The third and fourth bikes we almost bought, Joe Bike & Neat Bike Box Bikes

(See also part I, part II & part III) After ruling out the Zigo, I was able to take our friend’s Gazelle Cabby for a spin. Now, we weren’t actually considering a Cabby for reasons I’ll get into in a … Continue reading

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Family Bike Shopping Part III: The second bike we almost bought, the Zigo Leader

(See also Part I for info on why we were shopping and what we were looking for and Part II for the first bike we ruled out) After ruling out the Sun Atlas, the next bike we considered was the … Continue reading

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Family Bike Shopping part II: The first bike we almost bought, Sun Atlas Cargo

Back in part I, I described why we decided to wade back into family bike shopping. At first, we were just looking to find a longbike that would be easy for Angela (5′ 1″) to get on and off of, … Continue reading

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Family Bike Shopping Part I: Why another bike?

At long last, we’ve settled on a new family bike. Family and cargo bike shopping can be a daunting process, with limited access to test rides (see our previous desperate plea), limited knowledge available at local bike shops, conflicting info … Continue reading

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Accidents happen.

I was in a minor bike accident with the kids last week. We’re all OK now. We’re even all back up on the bike. But it was really scary. And it was 100% my fault. At the end of a … Continue reading

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CFWK “rules” for strollers on transit

In case you haven’t heard (this is old news), according to a report in the globe several¬†weeks ago, the T will NOT be moving forward with a ban on open strollers at this time. Many thanks to the folks who … Continue reading

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Bikefree with Kids?

Last week, I was riding home from daycare on the bike with H and R. H, who is almost five, started telling a story about her kid, Poppy Pop, and how much H, Poppy Pop, and all of H’s many … Continue reading

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Stroller Ban on Buses and Possibly Trains?

It appears that the Metropolitan Boston Transit Authority is considering banning open strollers on buses, and is even considering future expansion of this ban to subway trains. This is problematic for any parent who uses public transportation, and especially so … Continue reading

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Schools, Choice, and Living Locally

Recently, Nathan and I completed the school lottery process here in Cambridge and found out that H will be attending our top choice of schools, which is also our closest neighborhood school. We are really excited about this for a … Continue reading

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Winter Toddler Transport

Winter, especially the kind of winter we had around here (in January anyway) can pose some problems for the¬†carfree family. It comes with obvious perks, like not having to find parking or dig out a car, but it can be … Continue reading

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