Category Archives: Transportation options

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

Posted in Biking, Biking with cargo, Biking with kids, Child-related issues, How-to, Links and reviews, Problems and issues | 7 Comments

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

Posted in Biking, Biking with cargo, Biking with kids, Child-related issues, How-to, Links and reviews, Problems and issues | 14 Comments

Hub on Wheels 2011

I rode the 2011 Hub on Wheels 10 mile ride today with friends Jesse, Brian & Maggie and their kids. This was the first big organized ride I’ve done (at all, not just with kids in tow) and we had … Continue reading

Posted in Biking with kids, Cambridge and Boston area, Recreation and Travel | Leave a comment

Seeking test rides — Zigo Leader, Madsen, Nihola, Sun Atlas Cargo

We’re considering adding a bike to our fleet (more details on why will follow, presumably when we figure out what we’ll get, if anything), but alas, Cambridge is not Portland, and rustling up test rides of family and cargo bikes … Continue reading

Posted in Biking with kids, Cambridge and Boston area, Links and reviews, Problems and issues | 19 Comments

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

Posted in Biking with kids, Child-related issues, Problems and issues | 16 Comments

Bike parking at parks

Twice in the last week, we have biked as a family to a park on a bike path and have found that there is no place for us to park our bikes. Last weekend, we headed out the Minuteman bike … Continue reading

Posted in Biking, Biking with kids, Cambridge and Boston area, Recreation and Travel | 1 Comment

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

Posted in Cambridge and Boston area, Child-related issues, How-to, Problems and issues, Public transportation | 4 Comments

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

Posted in Biking, Child-related issues | 9 Comments

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

Posted in Cambridge and Boston area, Child-related issues, Public transportation | 25 Comments

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

Posted in Cambridge and Boston area, Child-related issues, Living locally, Walking | 11 Comments