A cycling-advocate MP from New Zealand’s Green Party has used the eco-friendly means of transportation to get to a hospital to give birth. This was only the second instance of the emissions-conscious lawmaker doing so.
Julie Anne Genter didn’t intend to travel to hospital like she did during her last pregnancy. “it did end up happening,”She said it on social media. She posted photos of her doing a night-ride on a cargo bicycle while she was experiencing contractions.
“Feeling blessed to have had excellent care and support from a great team, in what turned out to be a very fast (and happily uncomplicated) birth,”She said.
Green Party co-leader Marama Davidson responded to the MP’s post on Instagram, saying that “aunty Marama is so happy for you all and so typical you cycled in again lol!!! Love to you and Peter and the babies.”
In 2018, Genter was a big news story when she and Nunns were admitted to the hospital by regular bicycles for their labor induction. She said there wasn’t “enough room in the car”for the support team, and that her ride placed her in the “best possible mood.”Soon after, their first son was born.
Genter, a veteran advocate for bicycle safety and accessibility in urban streets is an avid supporter of this cause. Bike riding is an eco-friendly and healthier form of urban transport that Genter supports.