Member Musings: Public Transit with Kids?


We like to BART. And take other modes of public transportation, too. But yes, BART is my favorite. Of course it’s great for the environment, and often times it sure beats sitting in Bay Area traffic. But it’s more than that…

My child is experiencing the regular use of public transportation from the time he’s young. When he is older, it won’t be too difficult for him to make the leap to take it on his own (but I’m in no hurry for that!). He’ll be more confident and familiar with this mode of transportation, and I’ll be more confident that he knows what he’s doing.

And still, it’s more than that….
It’s a journey we get to take together. That’s what I really love about it. Instead of me taking him somewhere, we are going somewhere together. We add another element of adventure when we BART together to our destination. We get to sit next to each other, or even on laps. We get to joke and play games, read stories or even just hold hands while we sit quietly and observe the many people around us.
I’m so glad for this time together.


Mama B

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