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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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Riding for Recreation and Health

Riding for Recreation and Health

(p.117) Chapter Six Riding for Recreation and Health
The Cycling City

Evan Friss

University of Chicago Press

This chapter explores the principal ways in which late-nineteenth-century cyclists rode for pleasure. Specifically, the role of the bicycle as a contributor to personal health is considered, including the physical well-being that came with exercise and the mental well-being that was associated with being able to escape the city. The effects of the bicycle on the health of the city and on broader environmental reform campaigns are also discussed. Finally, the consequences of cycling in relation to the urban parks movement and the changing perception of night-time are examined.

Keywords:   exercise, escape, environmental reform, parks, night-time

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