I recently attended a session about intentional transport where the presenter introduced this idea of a 7km city. I think my mum raised a similar concept that the Melbourne City Council is trying to embark on called a 20minute city. The idea is the same, that you have a natural barrier to how far you…Read More
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There were four in the bike and the little one said….
‘You’re making everyone smile today” said Nikki. It was true, but it had stuff all to do with me. It had far more to do with the fact that in the box of our bike we had four children singing songs and waving frantically at every passerby as they shared a tupperware full of home…Read More
The Guinxi of random conversations.
A strange thing has happened; an outcome of our reliance on public transport and the cargo bike that I can honestly say I never expected or thought about. I’ve never been accused of being the shy and quiet type and our kids follow suit, but a by-product of always being in a communal space, of…Read More
Moomba, cargo bike style
Okay in reality this has little to do with treading lightly, or changing the way we live in general, but it involves a cargo bike so I figure that means it’s worthy of blogging about. Moomba, I read on their website, is one of Australia’s largest community festivals and always involves, amongst other things, a…Read More
A week at the Prom
In what has become a little bit of a family tradition we have just returned from a week at Wilsons Promontory. The concept of escaping the ever building commercialism that is the pre-Christmas run-up and also an opportunity to spend a week with a group of families in one of the most beautiful places I…Read More
Introducing the Cargo Bike
One of the things that we thought was going to be a really tough to change was our reliance on having a car. We’ve reduced our usage over the years but it’s a pretty different concept to go completely car free. That said this has been one of the things that has been easier than…Read More
Getting in to Training.
Nobody made a greater mistake than he who did nothing because he could only do little. (Edmund Burke, 1729–1797) An article in ‘The Age’ read “when even the earth is melting”. It referred to unprecedented melting of the arctic permafrost and the potential of that to release enormous amounts of CO2 or methane into the…Read More