In 1897, a Bicycle Superhighway Was the Future of California Transit- Yasha Wallin posted in Transportation, Bikes and Biking
In 1897, a wealthy American businessman named Horace Dobbins began construction on a private, for-profit bicycle superhighway that would stretch from Pasadena to downtown Los Angeles. It may seem like a preposterous notion now—everyone knows Angelenos don’t get out of their cars—but at the time, amidst the height of a pre-automobile worldwide cycling boom, the idea attracted the attention of some hugely powerful players. And it almost got built.
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In 1897, a Bicycle Superhighway Was the Future of California Transit
Yasha Wallin posted in Transportation, Bikes and Biking

In 1897, a wealthy American businessman named Horace Dobbins began construction on a private, for-profit bicycle superhighway that would stretch from Pasadena to downtown Los Angeles. It may seem like a preposterous notion now—everyone knows Angelenos don’t get out of their cars—but at the time, amidst the height of a pre-automobile worldwide cycling boom, the idea attracted the attention of some hugely powerful players. And it almost got built.

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    This would have been spectacular!
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    Bike-loving white people have been trying to ruin Highland Park for more than a century I guess.
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    Ahh, if only. Let’s catch up.
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