Category Archives: Transportation options

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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Carseats for the Carfree: Travel Vest vs. Backless Booster

A while back, we said we’d be picking up the Ride Safer Travel Vest (about $120 — careful, that link has really annoying music) for H and promised to report back. We got it, and then it sat around not … Continue reading

Posted in Car sharing, Child-related issues, Problems and issues | 7 Comments

Two-kid longbike advice, as requested

Our last post on child bike seats takes the cake for fabulous input from readers.  You guys are great, and all the feedback on different set-ups in one place is fabulous.  Keep it coming.  We recently got a comment there … Continue reading

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Getting off the ground with a child bike seat

We frequently get questions from parents seeking basic guidance on choosing a bicycle seat (and possibly a bike) for riding with a small child.  This seems like it should be an easy task, but it can be surprisingly difficult to … Continue reading

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Being Carfree Means Being More Visible

Americans spend an average of 15 hours a week in a car, at least according to this Arbitron study. That’s like two hours a day! Here at Carfree with Kids, we don’t spend any average time in a car — … Continue reading

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Carfree Camping in Provincetown

We recently returned from a delightful trip to Provincetown on Cape Cod with the whole family, including my mom. We went there specifically for Family Week and we had a blast. And we camped. And of course the whole thing … Continue reading

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How I really feel about ipods

A couple months ago, when Angela wrote about courtesy between folks using different modes of transport, a spat broke out in our comments that got me thinking. John writes: I am very much in agreement with your statement that faster … Continue reading

Posted in Biking, Problems and issues, Public transportation, Sharing roads and paths, Walking | 15 Comments

Cambridge Kidical Mass Report

The first ever Cambridge Kidical Mass ride was a big success!  We had about 24 bikes and 40 participants, young and old.  The Cambridge Bike Police provided fabulous support for the ride, and really helped things run smoothly.  It felt … Continue reading

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Finding my bike community

I began biking in earnest about 14 years ago, at age 18. I was living on my own for the first time in downtown Denver.  I needed to get to work, and I was tired of the bus. On a … Continue reading

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Walker and biker ed

There’s been a lot of learning going on at our house.  Our kids are working hard on two of the most important ways we transport ourselves in this family: It sure beats waiting until they’re 16! Related posts: How to … Continue reading

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