Friday, 29 May 2009

In The Netherlands, Cycling is For Families

While in The Netherlands earlier this year, I was amazed how the bicycle seems to be the preferred mode of transportation. The bicycle shops have all sorts of things that make it easier to take the whole family along.

This cargo bicycle can hold up to three children

and these were just a few of the many seats available.
I am kicking myself for not getting a picture of the carrier for very young babies. It was basically a tray with sides lined with what looked like fake fur. I think it had straps to hold the baby in place and was then attached onto the rack on the back of the bike.

One can only admire the cycling is for everyone attitude that is prevalent in Europe. I hope that attitude makes it here soon!

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