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The Cycling CityBicycles and Urban America in the 1890s$
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Evan Friss

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9780226210919

Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: May 2016

DOI: 10.7208/chicago/9780226211077.001.0001

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The Rise of the Cycling City

The Rise of the Cycling City

(p.11) Chapter One The Rise of the Cycling City
The Cycling City

Evan Friss

University of Chicago Press

This chapter examines some of the early history of the bicycle, focusing on the development of the safety bicycle and its rise in popularity. One of the key figures in that process, Colonel Albert Pope, is introduced as a pioneer in the American bicycle industry. The role of technology and the ways in which bicycles were advertised, marketed, sold, and distributed are also discussed.

Keywords:   afety bicycle, echnology, arketing, olonel Albert Pope, icycle industry

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