I Love Riding in the City
NAME: Eva Mohr
LOCATION: New York, NY
OCCUPATION: Founder at www.allthatiwant.com
Where do you live and what’s it like riding in your city?
I live in New York City and I have always been a big biker. I grew up in Germany where I basically had to bike everywhere until I had a driver’s license. When I first got to New York I didn’t have a bike, so I relied on public transport. But then my friends got me a beautiful pink ‘60s cruiser, which I fell in love with right away. I basically bike everywhere in the city. New York is definitely not the safest place to bike, but the more people we get on bikes the better and I hope they keep improving the urban infrastructure.
What was your favorite city to ride in, and why?
Of course Amsterdam and Maastricht. The Netherlands (and most European cities in general) have a great bike culture. Copenhagen is also an amazing city to bike in and everyone looks so good and stylish on their bikes.
Why do you love riding in the city?
In New York I love biking because, the city is so diverse. You bike from one block to another and you are in a different culture within seconds. I used to commute to work from Manhattan to Brooklyn and biking back over the Brooklyn Bridge late at night (when it’s not busy) is just breathtaking.
Another just really practical reason: It is much faster and more efficient than using the subway. Manhattan is relatively small in terms of distance and has no major hills. So it is actually the perfect city for a biker.
Or just say whatever you want about riding in the city… Poetry anyone?
More safety and bike lanes for bikers!
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