August 18, 2011
Check out my article on "The Devil's Advance Agent," i.e., the bicycle's impact on women in the 1890s, in the October 2011 issue of American History magazine, which is on newsstands now despite the cover date. There's also a sidebar, cleverly titled "Bike Lust" by the editor, in which I address concerns that riding a bike would sexually excite women a bit more directly than I did in Wheels of Change. Sorry to say the article's not online, but if you read a hard copy of the magazine you'll enjoy the fading thrill of flipping pages and the dying art of using a table of contents.
July 7, 2011
On Monday, July 4, the New York Times ran an article about the fact that female cyclists in New York are greatly outnumbered by male cyclists, and it looked at reasons for that. Today's Times features a letter to the editor that I wrote in response, citing an example from Wheels of Change showing how far female cyclists have come since the bicycle boom of the 1890s. There's also a letter from Janette Sadik-Khan, Commissioner of the New York City Department of Transportation, as well as the terrific graphic by Kelly Blair that I've reproduced here. Check out the whole package.
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