24 June 2011

Barcelona Pairs

Barcelona Cycle Chic June 11 (12)
There were no bicycles in Barcelona a mere four years ago. You could wander around the city from dawn to dusk and count the bicycles on one hand. Now look at the city. Citizen Cyclists abound. The beautiful people of this beautiful city have reembraced a beautiful 125 year old invention. They ride in style, with grace and they are exceptional at riding together.

A bicycle made for two, indeed.
Barcelona Cycle Chic June 11 (10) Barcelona Cycle Chic June 11 (6)

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Barcelona Cycle Chic June 11 (16)

4 comments:

m.hurtado said...

I'm proud of how the city has changed in that way. I re-discovered the bike while studying in Horsens (DK) and I still miss a bit of Danish mentality in the southern countries, but man, We're way better than 10 years ago!

Anonymous said...

so you what do you think happened to Barcelona, besides the bike-share program, that allowed for this transformation to happen ?

Mikael said...

Infrastructure. No focus on sub-cultures. Marketing to the mainstream.

Mikael said...

And no safety-nannying.