Tuesday, October 28, 2008

The Family that Bikes Together…

I came across this cute family taking a break from a city bike tour. In many large cities around the world, parents are reluctant to put their kids on bikes, especially beyond the local parks. Concerns about safety are paramount. This is where Munich differs. Bicycles are a major means of transportation – a way to tour and see the city, but also a daily means of getting around. Bikes have the right of way everywhere, and if you’re anywhere around a bike lane than watch yourself – as you’re likely to get run over by speeding commuters. I love how the parents are engrossed in their next destination, while the kids enjoy a snack break. It represents some of the simplicity of living in Munich.

No comments: