Metafilter, you helped me buy my beloved bicycle
. However, this bike does not meet my new need:
I want to bike commute more, as in every day. Also, I am hopeful that in my new job starting soon, I will be doing a fair amount of traveling around town to sites in the community, and I really want to be able to do that by bike.
My 11 year old kid gets to school on the bus, but in the afternoon, for reasons that are long and boring, she can't take the bus all the way home. She goes to a nearby but not walking distance library. Many days I have to pick her up at that library, so end up driving in order to get her home. This is a bummer.
I am wondering which cargo bike is light and small enough for me to ride around town all day, but strong enough and proportioned right to drive my 11 year old (who will soon be taller than me!) for about 3 miles a day on the way home.
Have done basic research online as in looked at the websites of xtracycle and Yuba, but still don't really "get" how well these work for people of good but not exceptional fitness. So would love advice from anyone with direct experience with these bikes.
In the East Bay/SF Bay Area if that matters for recommendations or if there are local shops you think I should visit to look into this more.