Now, biking is an integral part of their daily lives. They first purchased an e-bike five years ago and a cargo bike two years ago and haven’t looked back since, says Caroline.
“I use my bike to get to work and as much as possible. We use it to go grocery shopping, we pick kids up from school activities, we go to birthday parties and the local park. Our car is known as the ‘wet weather bike’, and even if it’s raining, I’ll cycle everywhere on my bike!”
It makes their daily tasks easier, faster, and cheaper, says Caroline.
“We live in Highbury, so the e-bike helps us tackle the hills. We have gone far throughout the city just by being on a bike. We have even gone as far as Ngā Ūranga Gorge to pick up firewood with our bikes!
“We visit Wellington Hospital a lot for Elliot’s appointments too and the new bike lane makes it feel safer for us to get there. The improvements planned through Aro Valley would mean we would have a connected journey from home, so we can get there even faster – it’ll be a game changer.”