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Hope Springs Eternal

March 20, 2014

After a brutal winter, spring began with pleasant temperatures that made it an almost ideal day for biking.  And the city’s streets did not disappoint, teeming with people on bikes just getting from A to B.  While it’s still common to see the high-viz, helmeted road warriors of yesteryear’s bike culture blazing a path down an avenue, these days New York’s bicycle ecosystem seems to be evolving in a positively Dutch or Danish direction.

This woman on Prince Street looks like she rode right off of an SAS flight that just landed at JFK. Squint and you might think you’re standing on Copenhagen’s Nørrebrogade.

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And this father/daughter duo waiting for the light at 6th Avenue and Bleecker Street scores points not only for style, but for ingenuity, too. How about that custom wooden seat and rear rack?

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We still have a long way to go when it comes to making our streets safe for style mavens and regular Joes and Janes, but on this first day of spring the future is looking bright.

I’m no Mikael Colville-Andersen, but I play one on Instagram.

  1. Cycle Crip permalink
    March 21, 2014 10:03 am

    “I’m no Mikael Colville-Andersen…”

    Yes, that’s why we like you, Doug.


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