Archive for July, 2013

Urban cycle mobilities in New York – day 6

CYCLING ETHNOGRAPHY by Jonas Larsen At Williamsburg Bridge making observations and ‘cycling along’. ‘Fixes’ (bikes with brakes!) are still ‘cool’ and used by many at this bridge connecting Williamsburg and Lower East Manhatten where lots of creative-type reside. Around here cycling is definitely a fashionable thing performed by youngish able-bodied – and often tattooed – […]

Urban cycle mobilities in New York – day 5

CYCLING ETHNOGRAPHY by Jonas Larsen   Yet another vintage bike, you may ask? There is more to the picture than another beautiful bike (and a misplaced washing machine). 1) I’m in love with New York’s new cycling racks. They are cool and practical at the same time. One can easily lock one’s bike to them with a […]

Urban cycle mobilities in New York – day 4

CYCLING ETHNOGRAPHY by Jonas Larsen When it comes to vintage bikes then Schwinn is the ‘hot shit’. That Schwinn is still in business, making all sorts of practical utility bikes are not evident in NY. There is definitely a vintage craze here. Ross is another popular vintage brand.

Urban cycle mobilities in New York – day 3

CYCLING ETHNOGRAPHY by Jonas Larsen Brooklyn is a heaven for vintage racers. They are everywhere and no-one drive new cheap bikes that are so common in Copenhagen. People ride in style.

Urban cycle mobilities in New York – day 2

CYCLING ETHNOGRAPHY by Jonas Larsen I’m beginning to realize that is not only the painted cycle lanes that are poorly maintained. Many of the streets here in Brooklyn appear very poor: they are uneven and full of potholes. I imagine it can not be a smooth ride to be a cyclists here. And the cars […]

Urban cycle mobilities in New York – day 1

CYCLING ETHNOGRAPHY by Jonas Larsen In New York to do a small (auto)ethnographic study of cycling in New York. Like some many other cities around the world cycling has finally received some political attention. The Department of Transport of New York is proud to announce that they have build some 300 km cycling lanes within […]