Thursday, March 26, 2015

Lund - bicycle paradise?

It's much warmer here, only around 0 in February and now around 7... and everybody bikes! We have bought a cargobike upon our arrival and it's fun to drive, although I would never get one for Montreal, it's very wide, and it would be a nightmare with all the potholes. However, here, with the bike lanes everywhere, and of a very decent size (better than Rachel street in Montreal), it's good.

The path is clear, all the bicycle lanes are on the pedestrian way, and there are lights and nice slopes down for the transitions to the street level. Most major intersections have a signal button accessible for bikers and pedestrians and I have found that the mix of both seem to function pretty well. We will see if there are more conflicts when spring will start and even more people will be biking.

Downtown Lund is all pavers and somewhat less comfortable for the kids, but it's nice to bike there since there are very few cars.

I now take the kids to the day care by cargobike every two days and I like it. It's fast and I'm getting used to the slopes, no too steep but still... I leave the bike at the daycare and go into town carrying Ariane for shopping and a cup of the LOVE coffee which will be the subject of another post.

 Ariane didn't like the cargobike at first and would cry herself to sleep at the beginning, but since we have added a cushion on the bench and installed a foam seat for her, she seems to enjoy it.

We went to Lund Stadsparken  last weekend by cargobike and we were not the only ones! Below is a photo showing a sample of the type of bikes parked at the playground. Ours is the green one, on the left.