Category Archives: Public transportation

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

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The Ride Home

There are wonderful things about raising a kid who rides public transit. I love that H. is out in the world, interacting with all kinds of people, all the time, and not just with the people we decide and arrange … Continue reading

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First Bus Trip and Parent Group Round-up

Baby R. and I went on our first bus trip on Friday. I tied him to my chest in our stretchy wrap (really just 4 1/2 yards of Jersey Knit fabric, tied like this), grabbed the diaper bag, took a … Continue reading

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Carfree birth. Sort of.

We got a request on our last post for more pregnancy news. In thinking back over the year, it does seem that my primary pregancy-as-it-pertains-to-being-carfree thoughts have to do with whining about not biking, about T delays and bad weather. … Continue reading

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Surviving carfree babyhood

We recently got an interesting comment from Charlotte of Chic Cyclist, on the thread about how we gave up our car. Charlotte writes: “some vestigial teenager in me clings to the ‘option’ of having a car somewhere, just in case. … Continue reading

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Toddler commentary on Red Line delays

At the ripe old age of 2 1/2, H’s T-riding prowess continues to increase. She now regularly walks to our station (Alewife) in a relatively timely fashion, and rides sitting in her own seat. Yesterday, she and I needed to … Continue reading

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In appreciation of polite T-riders

I’d like to give a quick thank you to the surprisingly large number of Boston T-riders who will stand on a crowded train even if there are still one or two seats available. As someone who is not yet obviously … Continue reading

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Taking the bus against medical advice

Yesterday, I went along with Angela for her first ever endoscopy, but this post isn’t about digestive troubles (as exciting as such things may be–and yes, everything is fine). Angela was specifically instructed that she would not be permitted to … Continue reading

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Car-free toddler development

Upon arrival home last night, Angela reported the following conversation with H earlier in the evening: H: Where Mama?A: Mama is taking the train home.H: Mama on the train?A: Yep.H: Mama go to Alewife?A: Yep. It’s not in any of … Continue reading

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