On Potato Omelets and Winter Cycling

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Snow Sidewalk: Nadya Peek / Flickr

Alex Marshall of Streetsblog discusses how cultural norms affect us and keep us off our bikes in winter in North America, comparing New York to Amsterdam with a side dish of Spanish omelettes.


As we head into spring and the warmer months... I’m sure I will once again start riding regularly. But maybe next winter, or the one after, I may make different choices. Cycling as transportation is increasingly popular in New York, and as this popularity grows, I suspect we will reach a tipping point, to use Malcom Gladwell’s famous phrase. I look forward to a future, perhaps not so long away, when even the fairest-weather riders like me venture out in even the worst of weather, doing so as easily as taking a bite of an easily-made potato omelet.
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On Potato Omelets and Winter Cycling
Alex Marshall of Streetsblog discusses how cultural norms affect us and keep us off our bikes in winter in North America, comparing New York to Amsterdam with a side dish of Spanish omelettes.