It’s easy to understand why this might be. The city and high school are further away than the local playground and primary school, and Wellington’s streets weren’t designed with bikes in mind. With parking often on both sides of the road, traffic is squeezed, and biking on the road can be daunting for new riders. But could things be about to change?
Riding purple app-enabled Beam ebikes, the width and physical separation of the Cambridge/Kent Terrace route lets the class chat while riding next to each other, and generally mess around at 15km/h without worrying about the cars, trucks, and buses in the lane next to them. A different world from riding down Cambridge Terrace just a few months ago.