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Cycling with kids -- trail-a-bikes and trailer bikes

I couldn't find a thread that discussed children's bikes so I've started this one. If the moderators believe it should be moved to sports/fitness and/or merged with an existing thread, please do so.

We are recreational bicyclers and are trying to decide what to take with us when we move to the Zurich area soon. My husband and I both plan to bring our mountains bikes. Our almost five year old has a little bike with training wheels, but since she's not supposed to be on a public road until she's seven, we're not going to bring it.

The questions I have for the forum concern which of the following bike accessories we should bring.

We have a trail-a-bike http://www.trail-a-bike.com/product/trail-a-bikes/ and a bike trailer http://instep.net/trailers.html.

The first consideration is space. Do we want to use our precious cargo space to move both the trail-a-bike and the bike trailer? We still haven't decided how much if any furniture we're going to bring because we don't know if the house will sell, or if we'll be renting it possibly semi-furnished. Also, I believe most apartments have some sort of cellar space, but do we really want to store both adult bikes, the trail-a-bike, and the bike trailer in the apartment and/or cellar?

I think she likes the trail-a-bike better and it will give more practice actually balancing and pedaling. Does anyone know if trail-a-bikes are commonly used and/or legal in Switzerland?

We're hoping to be car-free in Switzerland, so one benefit of bringing the bike trailer is to use it to haul groceries. Is that practical or not worth the hassle?

Any opinions would be greatly appreciated
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