Family focus at Sustainability Markets and Live Green House
On Saturday Sept 25, Nick Bonich and Elaena Gardner spent the morning at the Sydney Sustainability Markets and the afternoon at Live Green House talking to people about all things bike.
The markets were unusually quiet but many people we spoke to wanted advice about buying a bike. There was lots of interest in the Cabby from families – a lady from Pakistan who lives in Darlinghurst wanted to to be able to ride her children to the park instead of driving them – a heavily pregnant woman and her partner were thinking about how they could transport their new baby by bicycle – two mums with toddlers were interested in riding with the kids. And we spoke to maybe three other people who were on the brink of buying a bike to get around town. Nick did a sterling job of convincing a young woman that should could definitely ride a bike from Clovelly to the City.
At Live Green House in the afternoon we let interested people take the Cabby for a ride in Hyde Park (closely supervised by Nick). That seemed a big hit. Again – most people we spoke to were families with small kids.
The Bike Library was of great interest. Quite a few people who were interested in the Cabby were very excited to be able to take it for a trial over a weekend.