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19th century cyclists paved the way for modern motorists' roads | Carlton Reid

15.08.2011
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Car drivers assume the roads were built for them, but it was cyclists who first lobbied for flat roads more than 100 years agoWooden hobbyhorses evolved into velocipedes; velocipedes evolved into safety bicycles; safety bicycles evolved into automobiles.It's well known that the automotive industry grew from seeds planted in the fertile soil that was the late 19th century bicycle market. And to many motorists it's back in the 19th century that bicycles belong. Cars are deemed to be modern; bicycles are Victorian. Continue reading...
Zdroj: The Guardian

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