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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

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

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University of Chicago Press
DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226211077.003.0007

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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