How do people who are passionate about green transportation adapt to the challenge of transporting their kids? A group of parents in Philadelphia are addressing this issue by participating in what has actually become a widespread movement. Bicycles, scooters, bike trailers, and many other people-powered contraptions gathered at the Philadelphia Bicycle Coalition recently to raise awareness on the issue, bring parents together to exchange ideas and information, and increase awareness among the general public.
Family friendly bikes or scooters could be seen from many of the participating bicycle shops that were present. Their demos showed interested participants how safe, easy, and fun transporting a child could be. It’s affordable too. But most of all, it’s good for the environment and teaches a child early on how living sustainability is important.
The parents at the event are deeply committed to passing on the tradition to their kids and inspiring others to do the same. Hopefully the trend will continue to grow, perhaps until a gas guzzling minivan or suv is no longer considered the norm for parents when it comes to family transportation.