Scooters and bikes
We may have biased opinions about bikers and biking. . . . Generally, biking friendly areas are plains or at least rather flat areas (Holland, North Germany, etc. . . ); I have to change my opinion: here in Pontresina, are a lot of bikers or young scooter adepts.
It is not for playing, they are used in every day life, like you can see on picture 1, taken at the entrance of a school! Impressive, and when school is finished, you see the kids in the streets with their vehicles (picture 2). They also go uphill (picture 3)! Bike dealers have big shops on the main street (picture 4), demonstrating that biking is very popular, even in hilly (no mountainous) places of Switzerland! You noticed on the pictures that all bikers wear helmets, but I am not sure they are compulsory, as in Zürich, when I rented a bike, I had no helmet, and the bike renter did not tell me a word about!
Giving the kids the “taste of biking” very young is a very good idea, indeed, and that can be considered as a local custom!