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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 Crash

The Crash

(p.186) Chapter Nine The Crash
The Cycling City

Evan Friss

University of Chicago Press

This chapter explains the sudden collapse of the cycling city in the late 1890s. The role of automobiles, streetcars, municipal management, and the limitations of the bicycle itself are all considered. Particular attention is given to the evolution of the bicycle in terms of its fashionableness. The fate of American cities is also contrasted internationally, with several examples from around the globe.

Keywords:   automobiles, streetcars, collapse, international

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