Here’s an infographic that shows you all kinds of ways to transport kids on bikes! With so many people making the wise decision to go car-free these days, there is a pressing need to know how to transport kids on bikes. This post shows how to choose between front-mounted bike seats for kids; rear-mounted bike seats for kids; bike trailers for kids; tag-along bikes for kids; tow bars for kids’ bikes; longtail cargo bikes for transporting kids; bucket-style cargo bikes; and electric bucket-style cargo bikes. With so many choices to safely transport kids on bikes, maybe we will one day escape our dependence on cars!
First, here’s a video on how to transport kids on bikes:
Next, here’s an infographic on how to transport kids on bikes:
So, there are definitely a whole lot of options out there to carry your kids on bikes. I am seeing more and more people transporting kids on bikes, and it’s a heart warming and inspiring sight to me!
I know that I am seeing more and more parents transporting their kids on bikes because of all the new separate bike lanes that have been built in Vancouver over the last decade, thanks to Vision Vancouver and thousands of hard-working cycling activists.
Trailers are the most common way to safely transport kids on bikes, but I also see a whole lot of people transporting their kids on front-mounted bike seats.
The trail-along bike option means that your kids get to do some bicycling, once they are old enough. And at some point your child will get old enough to share a tandem with you – and if you are very lucky, he or she will still want to!
Once your kids are older, you will of course want to get them riding their own bikes. Here’s a post all about how to encourage your children to ride bikes.
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