bicycling safely: probably not.

mother and child on bike. somehow this doesn't seem safe?

mother and child on bike. somehow this doesn't seem safe?

I just had to share this. I snapped it in Astoria on my way home a few weeks back. I’ve seen lots of people riding bikes with their kids in tow on handlebar style child seats, behind the parent child seats, tandem bicycles, and the good old trailer. I’m sure we’ve all also seen kids riding bikes with those extended bars in the center of the tires with another kid standing on those bars as they ride. But never before had I see the particular combination as the one pictured above. I’m glad the child is wearing a helmet but, seriously, can this be safe? legal?


About clarissa

I'm a girl from Texas living in New York since October 2010. I fell in love with New York City on a business trip here in April 2009. I had to drag my husband along for the ride at first but just a few hours on his own while I was at the conference and he was completely on board. He began texting me mundane things like the price of milk and the quality of produce so that I could see it wasn't so much different than Austin. What are the chances that after just one week in New York two people would leave with the exact same resolution to one day live there? We did. Just about 18 months later we signed a lease on a new apartment and started a new chapter in our lives. This blog will hopefully give me a chance to document our adventures in New York as well as to share my perspective on the same using photos and stories. enjoy.
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