BikeNights


#41

Buy bikes now.

I’m thinking of replacing my almost ten year old Trek hybrid commuter with this for more comfortable and stylish commuting.


#42

Hmmm, on second thought maybe not. Although the bike looks like what I want, reports on the Internet say how their bikes are inexpensive because they are chintzy and fragile.


#43

#44

Sevilla removed 5,000 on-street parking places to build out an entire city network of bike paths, and did it so quickly so they had a success to tout for the next election:

“We got rid of nearly 5,000 parking spots for cars in the whole city,” Calvo said. “I can give you this figure now. For a while it was secret.”

“The media would ask us,” he recalled, smiling. “I’d say ‘Oh, we didn’t calculate that.’”

“The whole network is €32 million,” he says. That’s how many kilometers of highway — maybe five or six? It’s not expensive infrastructure. … We have a metro line that the cost was €800 million. It serves 44,000 trips every day. With bikes, we’re serving 70,000 trips every day.”


#45

New backup plan. Moving to Sevilla, becoming a barber.