Professor Evan Friss is an associate professor of history at James Madison University in Virginia, and the author of On Bicycles: A 200-Year History of Cycling in New York City The book traces the history of cycling in New York City. Horse-drawn carriages shared the road with bicycle lanes in the 1890s; up to Robert Moses’s car-centric vision. And when Mayor Ed Koch’s banned bikes during the short-lived 1987 Midtown Bike Ban. Now, a thousand miles of bicycle lanes in the City powered, and opposed, by New York City’s people and its politics.
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