Wednesday, May 14, 2008

streetstyle bike culture

This bike site is doing a series of posts on cycling in Paris in general and Vélib' in particular. The blog's authors, man and wife, celebrate the high level of bike use in cities such as Copenhagen and advocate style over speed. For them "urban cycling is something to be done in your normal clothes and on normal bikes." To make their point they focus particularly on the huge numbers of women who have adopted cycling as as their normal way of getting about some of Europe's largest cities. Here's a link to today's post: Joie de Vivre Avec Vélo Libre. And here, the logo:

There, you can find this graphic showing the density of Vélib' stations in the city:

And a bunch of good photos. Here're a couple. In the first, notice that it's a rainy day.

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