20" Girls' Greenline Beach Cruiser - Baby Blue - $180 (West Chester, PA)
Date: 2009-05-26, 9:57AM EDT
Beautiful bike. Bought in March 2008. Used twice. Being sold because local traffic makes bike riding too dangerous.
• Location: West Chester, PA
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I wonder what traffic conditions make the owner's neighborhood too unsafe for their child to ride a bike? Most towns allow children under the age of 12 to ride on the sidewalk to keep them out of traffic. However, many of the housing developments built in this area over the past 25 years have no sidewalks, only curbs. People moved further away from the city to have more land, more distance from the neighbors, more privacy. Sidewalks weren't wanted or needed, since no one really walks anywhere, and the properties look larger without them. But where is a young child supposed to ride their bike? I wonder how many children growing up in developments like these will never really learn to ride a bike? More space does not always bring more freedom.