Linus Bike, a Commuter Bike Manufacturer, Reacts to an Article Concerning the Popularity of Cycling Amongst Parents

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Following an article published for The Bay Citizen regarding the new methods parents are using to travel with their children, a representative from commuter bike manufacturer Linus Bike offers a response.

On September 7th, commuter bike manufacturer Linus Bike responded to an article published for The Bay Citizen which discusses how many parents are opting to travel with their children via bicycle with the help of children’s bike seats and enclosed trailers.

According to the article, parents in the Richmond, California area who wish to avoid traffic are choosing to cycle instead. The Bay Citizen reports that in order to haul their children across the city, parents are transforming their bikes by attaching children’s bike seats, fastening on enclosed trailers, and riding on extended bicycles with room for extra passengers. “The American Academy of Pediatrics and the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission say infants younger than 12 months should not be carried on a bicycle, a recommendation based on the age when most kids can sit upright on their own.” reports the Bay Citizen. In addition, “All of the parents interviewed say they prefer cycling on streets with bike lanes separated from traffic and want the city to create more of them.”

Jason Latty, sales manager for commuter bike manufacturer Linus Bike, remarks, “Due to their increased cycling popularity, the city of Richmond should consider a possible bike-sharing program. In addition, the city can contemplate a program that includes options for parents. The Richmond district should also consider revamping their infrastructure to include more bike lanes, which will promote safer travel for residents and their children.” In addition, Latty explains that Linus are a retailer for Yepp, a brand that produces a range of child seats. The article also expresses that bicycle passengers younger than 18 years old must wear a helmet under California law.

Parents who are interested in bike trailers should check the bike trailer labels to ensure that they meet international safety standards reports The Bay Citizen. The article concludes with a quote from mother and UC San Francisco professor Dorie Appollonio who praises the benefits of cycling and affirms, “You don’t have to worry about parking, you don’t have to worry about getting stuck in traffic.”

Linus Bike is a California-based bicycle manufacturer that specializes in creating vintage style city bikes and commuter bikes. Not simply a bicycle company, Linus Bike sells a complete line of accessories for the environmentally conscious and for those who have a fondness for European style bicycles and the great tradition of European cycling.

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