In the summer of 2011, we took the kids to Copenhagen. We rented bikes to get around. Everyone was doing it.
In less than an hour our kids decided they never wanted to travel any other way.
We came back to San Francisco and bought bikes.
[Updated in September 2012, finally.]
Hi there! My name is Dorie Apollonio, and this is where I write about family biking. Some posts I’ve written that might be helpful to families negotiating this brave new world:
- Cargo bike pocket reviews
- A series of electric assists
- Transportation resources for car-free families
- Don’t you worry that it’s not safe to ride a bike with your kids?
Why is this blog called Hum of the city? Glad you asked.
I’ve lived in San Francisco longer than any place else in my adult life. Before we mostly settled down, my husband and I, separately and together, lived in: Boston, Seattle, Berkeley, Paris, Munich, Oslo, Minneapolis, Chicago, rural Louisiana, Little Rock, Washington DC, Cambridge (England), and uh, I start to lose track. What can I say? We were itinerant people.
I work as a professor of health policy, but nothing I write here has anything to do with that directly (my university has a very laissez faire social media policy). I teach research design and study non-communicable disease, primarily tobacco-related disease. This is exciting, yes? My husband Matt works for a large multinational corporation on their newly formed green energy team. In that capacity he travels the world encouraging power companies to switch to renewable energy. That is significantly more exciting, I will admit.
We have two children. Our son was born in Berkeley in November 2005. He attends one of San Francisco’s amazing and underrated public schools, Rosa Parks Elementary. Our daughter is a San Francisco native, born in February 2009. She lives for adventure. They are the best thing that ever happened to us. But riding our bikes is the second best thing.
Want to reach me without having to leave a comment? Shoot me an email! Humofthecity at gmail.