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Welcome - my name is Kevin Klinkenberg, and this site "The Messy City" is my blog and company website. I started blogging on urban planning and design issues in 2007, and began working in the field in 1993. Please feel free to connect with me on any of the social media sites listed here. Thanks for reading.

Biking is not just for flatlands

I readily admit that one thing I enjoy about biking in Savannah is that it's dead flat here. Even though I've got a bike with several gears, I really don't need them except in a rare, few circumstances. But while many cities enjoy easy biking terrain, most do not. So, it's great to see innovations like this to make life easier for the casual cyclist:

I suppose some hard-core bikers would hate this or turn their noses up at it, but as I've written before, the goal for those that care about cities is to make cycling appealing for the masses. And, frankly, the masses hate riding a bike up a very steep hill. There's no shame in giving a little assistance, especially if it keeps people riding instead of driving a car.

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