A sign that a city’s effort to make cycling accessible to everyone is succeeding? Parents transporting their most precious cargo by bicycle from A to B.
Whether it’s by cargo bike.
A gentle nudge along the way.
Or keeping a close watch.
An even better sign that we’re doing something right is when you see kids cycling independently.
When despite a hostile environment, kids will still ride bicycles.
When bicycles outnumber cars.
When our children feel comfortable and safe enough to have fun and ‘pop a wheelie’.
There are two things that will get us there. Streets designed for people (not cars) and more people on bikes.
Whether you have children or not, you should go. Who knows how many children you will inspire to find the freedom and joy of getting from A to B by bicycle. That child you might inspire? They might be the voice of the next generation who will keep our message going forward and gaining strength.
Power to the people. Peace y’all.