I love my new tricycle. It's electric, runs very smoothly, and right behind the saddle sitting over the back wheels is a cushioned bench with a three-kid capacity. A fellow named Judah installed it for me. It's welded on. It's very basic, very stable and very strong. It has changed my life so completely that I would put it in the top 3 reasons I love living in Tel Aviv. We moved over here from NY in August and everyone warned us about the terrible Tel Aviv traffic and even worse parking situation.
So I found Judah - the most ingenious man in Tel Aviv. He's a former Israeli cycling champion and now owner of the most unique bike shop in the city. He's also a craftsman who made schlepping kids around the city fun for both the schlepper and the schleppee. My kids love getting to and from school on it, watching everything that's going on around them on as they eat their morning croissant or afternoon bamba. They even love to come grocery shopping with me as long as we are taking the bike.
One of the things I feared about living in Tel Aviv was learning to deal with the aggressive drivers. But the bike paths, often found in the parks that run in the middle of the avenues, make the roads mostly avoidable. It's been an amazing way of getting to know this wonderful little city, and best of all, it fits in the elevator and comes up to the 24th floor with us - so I can literally ride it all the way to my front door.