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Thinking about cargo bikes and gender

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How many kids can fit on one cargo bike?

Instead of watching the US Presidential debate last night, I watched a terrific documentary about cargo bikes, motherhood, and feminism. I recommend it!

Here’s the trailer:

I confess I’ve always wanted a cargo bike for groceries and carrying stuff about town. When my kids were little they rode in the back behind me in a trailer, but whenever I travelled to places with cargo bikes I looked on in wonderment. That’s the way to do it!

In my dream commune/co-op we’d share a cargo bike for running errands. I don’t have enough need for one here in Guelph. And I don’t have little people in my life these days.

But still, they make me smile.

Have you ever ridden a cargo bike? Wanted one? Bought one? Tell us your stories in the comments below.

Other links about cargo bikes:

‘Cargo-Bike Moms’ Are Gentrifying the Netherlands

Schlepping By Bicycle: The Next Big Thing in Women’s Bike Advocacy?

Families turning to cargo bikes for school drop off

Is a cargo bike right for your family?

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