Detroit has the potential to become a new bicycle utopia. It’s a town just waiting to be taken. With well less than half its peak population, and free of anything resembling a hill, the city and its miles and miles of streets lie open and empty, beckoning. And lately, whether it’s because of the economy or the price of gas or just because it’s a nice thing to do, there are a lot more bikers out riding.If you're a registered Times user, you can read "Bike Among the Ruins" right here.
Sunday, July 05, 2009
City's decline is biking's opportunity
Today's New York Times has an encouraging essay about the flowering of bicycling in the Motor City.