Biking With Babies
One month ago I went back to work after a nine-month parental leave. Biking around Toronto, where we live, with my daughter Nora has been one of the highlights of my leave, and it’s changed the way I think about bikes and biking. My partner first started carrying Nora by bike as a three-month infant.
This workshop will be a guided discussion on carrying kids and babies by bike (before they are able to bike on their own two wheels). We’ll start with a short presentation of perspectives from parents who have carried their kids and babies by bike, followed by a discussion. Some of the ground we hope to cover: what are some of the options for carrying babies and kids by bike? What are some of the hurdles and barriers? What are the (unexpected) benefits? How realistic is it to replace a family car with bikes? How could the bike community, and society at large, shift to make it more accessible and normal to carry babies and kids on bikes? What questions does the group have about carrying kids and babies by bike?