I Love Riding in the City
NAME: Oliver Leon
LOCATION: Mexico City, Mexico
OCCUPATION: Graphic Artist
Where do you live and what’s it like riding in your city?
I live in Mexico City. Riding down here is difficult. The city has been built in order to use cars, so riding a bike can be dangerous. However, lately there have been some initiatives by groups that are making this city much safer to ride in.
What was your favorite city to ride in, and why?
Of all the cities I have ridden my bike in, definitively my favorite city is Frankfurt. There are a lot of bicycle paths and infrastructure to let people safely ride. Also, there’s a lot of cycling culture, so most of the people are already riding or supportive about it. Of course, the scenery is great.
Why do you love riding in the city?
I can say that I love saving money on gas, or that it’s great to stay in shape, but the truth is that I just love riding. There’s some sense of liberty about it, and the opportunity to see the city at a more personal level.
Or just say whatever you want about riding in the city…
I must say that if you don’t like to ride in the city, chances are you’ve never done it.