And what led to Mr. Byrne's "How New Yorkers Ride Bikes" [a kind of variety show at Town Hall]? He has been riding a bicycle that can be folded for easy storage ever since he moved to New York in the mid-1970s. The Town Hall show was motivated in part by his observation that cycling around New York was becoming more accessible and more people were doing it. "It's part of a general cultural change that comes along with people becoming foodies and valuing the quality of life over the quantity of life," he said.---Johnson, Martin, "Byrne Is More Than a Former Talking Head," Wall Street Journal, p. D9.
Wednesday, January 30, 2008
A talking head for the NY bike scene
No I'm not talking about the famous Bike Snob NYC. This from today's Wall Street Journal: