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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 Utility

Riding for Utility

The Commuters

(p.144) Chapter Seven Riding for Utility
The Cycling City

Evan Friss

University of Chicago Press

This chapter highlights forms of practical cycling, particularly commuting. Through a series of traffic counts, it examines the popularity of bicycle commuting. Those data from late-nineteenth-century American cities are compared to other cities across time and space. The relative popularity of commuting via streetcars versus the bicycle is also examined.

Keywords:   commuting, practical cycling, traffic counts, streetcars

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