Monday, February 20, 2012

List #13: Why public transit is awesome for families

On the #19 bus to Stanley Park for Bright Nights
This list comes from our experiences as a transit using family in Vancouver, but a lot of these things hold true in other cities as well.
  • It's cheaper than driving, taxis or chartered buses (like to Victoria)
  • You can read, text, crochet, talk on the phone or write while en route (wrote this on bus & Skytrain, in fact)
  • There's often interesting people-watching 
  • You can relax & pay attention to the scenery
  • It's greener than driving
  • You never have to find & pay for parking
  • You can drink 
  • It's a lot easier to take young kids & babies on the bus: no car seat to fumble with, no need to fold the stroller
  • You can play with your child, hold them on your lap or even breastfeed them while travelling on transit
  • You'll meet a wider variety of people on transit--immigrants & tourists from around the world, people of all socioeconomic levels & abilities--which exposes your kids to diversity
  • Sitting at the front of the bus where the strollers, wheelchairs & seniors are, you'll always meet a friendly oldster who will interact with your kid
  • It's safer: you're much less likely to be in an accident on transit
  • You meet & talk to interesting people sometimes
  • You get more exercise walking to bus stops

When was the last time you took the bus with your kid(s)?

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Why Monday lists? Reading the lovely Chloe's blog, Tea Swamp Park, I found an idea I had to 'steal': a list of all her Halloween costumes, with quite a few photos. She got the idea from Hula Seventy's List Project. I've decided to do the weekly lists for a year that Hula Seventy is doing. 

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