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Margaret Guroff, The Mechanical Horse

Margaret Guroff, The Mechanical Horse

Margaret Guroff reflects on how she synthesized a wealth of research on the bicycle into one narrative and how being a cyclist informed her writing.

From the draisine to the latest carbon fiber frame, the bicycle has endured boom and bust to make a lasting impact on our lives. We talk with Margaret Guroff about how the bicycle helped to revolutionize urban infrastructure, technology, gender equality, mechanized aircraft, and more. Now that the middle class is returning to car-dominated cities, the bicycle’s future depends on getting populations other than hipsters to choose a bike over a polluting car. And what happens when self-driving cars get on the road?

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