4.19.2010

adults on kids bikes...

in Washington DC it is not uncommon to see an adult on a kid's bike
ill fitting and more than likely unsafe
a child's bike is designed for a child and for the way that a child will ride

did the man pictured here purchase that bicycle new for himself
or did he just borrow his son's bike?
what is the story here?

in my mind Washington DC would do well to start a program...
IF YOU NEED A BIKE YOU HAVE GOT A BIKE
a program that puts bicycles into people's hands who may not normally be able to afford a bike

just think... so many people who normally use public transit could travel by bicycle instead
instead of driving... people could use bikes
instead of walking? why walk when you can ride a bike?

just a thought...
what would it take to start a program like this?

1 comment:

steve said...

A friend is extremely tall and regular bikes look like kids bikes when she rides them. She promotes biking a lot and Trek made a special bike for her to her measurements:

http://www.6footsix.com/my_weblog/2010/02/trek-is-here.html