Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Stylish Cycling

A recent article in the Daily Beast by Rob Forbes, made some fascinating claims about urban cycling.
Here are some fun statistics from the article:
  • In New York City bicycling is up 66% from 2007–2009, and injuries are down 50%.
  • From 2000 to 2007, bicycle commuting in Chicago increased 203%
  • 2005 to 2008, there was a 104% increase in Philadelphia
  • Since 2006 there has been a 53% increase in San Francisco
The gist of the article is cycling has increased in cities and one of the driving forces, besides improved cycling infrastructure, is stylish women. There's a great gallery of women on bikes here.

I love cycling in high heels and skirts. I love the wind on my face and the freedom. The thing I get some the article is the more adorable women on bikes means the more people in general on bikes and the more people on bikes means it's a safer place for cyclists.
There is safety and numbers. Plus, unlike driving, biking is a therapeutic relaxing activity, even when you're biking down Freeport Blvd. dodging high school age drivers and preoccupied parents.

So pick out your cutest outfit, strap on some heels and a cute hat or helmet and go for a ride. 


On the subject of fun articles, my first piece for Midtown Monthly is on news stands now. Pick up a copy of this great free publication and read all about the Fashion Bloggers of Sacramento. I must admit I'm very proud of my lead...

"Sacramento might never be hailed as the fashion capitol of the world, but we’re moving toward becoming the best fashion-capitol city in the United States." - read more...

Midtown Monthly - Pick it up, Pick it up! Oi!


the Citizen Rosebud said...

You did a good job on the article, and that was how I met you, so double kudos to you!

I like those cycling stats. I agree that the more people bike, the safer the streets will be.

Speaking of girls on bikes...if offer you a photo-shoot: let's doll you up and take some snaps of you tearing up the streets of Midtown. Have tri-pod and a Canon Rebel just itching to be used.

natale eve said...

Great post- I love all the bike stats! Biker chics rock :)

Louise said...

I miss my bike! Wah

Forevermelody said...

I miss my mom!

Ashley Hasegawa said...

Its Me! lol~

Forevermelody said...

Yep, there you are!


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