Snap shot of New York, July 2013

I had to clear some space on my mac-air drive and came across some photos I took last year in New York that I had forgot ever taking. Citi-Bike had just started, the Occupation of Wall Street was still fresh in everyones memories, and everywhere there was a sense that spatial rights were being renegotiated. My impressions are all in the captions. Feel free to add yours with a comment.

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About Steven

I'm on a mission to put cycling on the agendas of architects, urban designers and fellow academics, who see the potential for bicycles to change cities and buildings. My PhD is in architectural history and my interdisciplinary research spans art theory, philosophy and cultural studies. I teach architectural history and theory and design studio at The University of Tasmania, Australia, and formerly worked as an architect designing large public housing projects in Singapore. My favourite bikes are a titanium racing bike I use for racing, a Velorbis retro commuter for riding to cafes and work, a single speed ultra light Brompton that I take with me when I travel on planes, a 29er hard tail mountain bike that I get lost on in remote places, an old track bike that scares me, a 1984 Colnago Super with all original campagnolo components that is plugged into a virtual realm that I train in, and a Dutch-made Bakfiets, that could easily replace half of the bikes I just mentioned.
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One Response to Snap shot of New York, July 2013

  1. Colin says:

    I was there at the same time – July 2013 – spent 4 days riding Citibike around. I found the cycling environment much better than Sydney – it was flat, and the general road environment in the Citibike areas was quite bike friendly, perhaps with the exception of midtown Manhattan, and anywhere too close to the bridges. I spent my first few minutes getting outraged about people blocking bike lanes, but this quickly faded. The general chaos and disorderliness and lawlessness reminded me of cycling in developing countries such as Vietnam. But very fertile ground for cycling to become a dominant force.

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