Well, so far I am a huge fan of Pokémon Go. Who would have thought that a screen-based game could generate so much active travel? Continue reading
So the whole point of getting the tandem was NOT using the car for short journeys, but that doesn’t always work.
So far this week, it feels as if I have mainly been putting my children into large vehicles and waving them goodbye. Continue reading
It’s all happening. This week sees subversion springing up in every direction… Continue reading
I’ve been thinking for a while that, marvellous as the bus is, the girls should try to get to school under their own steam and get some exercise – even if just once a week.
Our borough’s successful Mini Holland bid – £30 million from the Mayor to turn an outer London borough into a paradise for cycling (or at least ‘somewhere you can cycle’) – is starting to take effect. What I really mean is that we’ve had another public meeting. Continue reading
It looks like scooters are becoming (literally) the way to go, as far as we’re concerned. I’m still hoping we’ll become a get-everywhere-by-bike family: that the children will build their stamina, that cycling will get safer around here thanks to the Mini-Holland scheme – and that one day we’ll wake up to find that the cycle elves (who have been busy again, providing more cycle parking on the high street) have levelled the hill the children’s school is built on. In the meantime, when we’re not bussing it to school we’re mainly scooting. Continue reading
Yesterday was fun.
So, after what was in the end a sort of week of car-less-ness – Monday morning to Friday evening – here are my findings (*clears throat, shuffles papers*): Continue reading
Getting the bus to school is working well for us. By this I mean that we can leave the house ten minutes before school starts (never the intention, but often the reality), tear down the street, and cross the main road right in front of the bus so that it can’t move off until we’ve boarded it. We’re usually about two minutes late for school but nobody’s mentioned it yet.