Something that has always bothered me are the number of parents who use bike trailers on busy downtown streets.
Is it just me or is this completely insane? While I’m sure those parents are good cyclists, I truly believe they’re putting their children at great risk.
With an average of 1,500 cyclist-vehicle collisions per year in Toronto, it’s fine to put yourself at this risk but why make your children so vulnerable? I really don’t think I even need to explain why I think it is so dangerous to use a child trailer on main streets.
Where do I think bike trailers belong?
- biking in a park on a bike path
- biking on country roads
Such as a scene like this – they look like good parents!
But please, if you are one of those parents that I believe are out of their minds, I want to hear from you! Let me know what I’m missing.
Also feel free to participate in the poll!