Posted February 28th 2011 at 1:13 pm by
in Car Parking to Bike Parking in Melbourne, Thesis Chronicles

Transport Planning for Sleeping Babies

Post and photos by Alison Lee.

Winter in Boston. Last week I went to parents group and heard stories of mothers stuck at home for days and days, unable to leave the house due to the amount of snow on the ground. One family escaped to Florida.

The snow is melting now and I am reminded that even though it’s easier to get around with a stroller again, it’s still far from easy. If you have kids, the following photos may be familiar. Consider how easy it is to keep the child asleep with this walking environment:

• Footpaths that disappear

• Curbs across crossings

• Trees planted in the middle of sidewalks

• Sidewalks erupting with tree roots

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3 responses to “Transport Planning for Sleeping Babies”

  1. Amy says:

    So true!

  2. Christina says:

    Pushing a stroller around Boston and Cambridge always makes me think about how difficult, and often impossible, it would be to navigate the city in a wheelchair. I know that the US is pretty advanced in terms of handicap accessibility but as your photos show, there are millions of spots in need of improvements.

  3. Alexa Mills says:

    Christina that’s a really good point! And now, covered in snow, ice and slush, all of these treacherous paths must be ten times worse.