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letters | city envisions a new balance of cars and parking spaces

Many cycling families thrive car-free

I could not disagree more with Lawrence Harmon’s “Car-free future? Not if you have a family to cart around” (Op-ed, July 13). Many families thrive in Boston without an automobile for transportation. My family is one of them, and with the right planning, there could be more.

We have two daughters, ages 5 and 2, and another due this fall. Our preferred mode of transportation is our cargo bike, which takes us to and from the kids’ schools, the zoo, playgrounds, ice cream shops, and friends. An average trip is around 9 miles.

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