Sacramento in northern California is a typical American city, in thrall to the car.
Twelve miles west is the university city of Davis. Squint and you could be in the Netherlands: Bank managers.
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There are bike paths on the University of California Davis campus and in the city, the civic symbol of which is a penny-farthing. Cycling in Davis is not cultish: The campus, cheek-by-jowl with the city, is car-free. In the s and s, when the rest of America was building only for cars, Davis built for bicycles. A heady mix of factors created a bike culture: Legendary landscape photographer Married but looking in Davis CA Adams catalogued in a photo series how the Davis campus once hummed with cyclists.
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Prospective students were told not to bring cars but to buy bicycles.
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Car-use was restricted on campus, with drop-down barriers and a ban on student car ownership this is still in force. Bicycle routes were striped on the roads to the block downtown core.
Further chivvying from the action group led to the creation in of bicycle paths separated from cars by concrete curbing, normal for the Netherlands but a first for America.
Use of bicycles boomed. The Bicycle Capital of America. When 7, or so new students arrive each October, many struggle to cope during their freshman induction days — upperclassmen students gather at married but looking in Davis CA intersections and cheer as newbies lady wants real sex WV Alexander 26218 into each other on the married but looking in Davis CA traffic circles.
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But for all its spacious and separated bicycle paths, its loooking parking corrals with free air and use of tools, and its continued self-proclamation as the bicycle capital of America, Davis is becoming less and less of a paradise for pedalling. By rights, cycling should be booming in Davis as it is elsewhere in the US; Boulder in Colorado is likely to soon overtake Davis as the bicycle capital of America.
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Davis Bicycles is also PR savvy about who collects its data — one of its latest girl rating site surveys is being conducted by girl scouts with clipboards. Meredith Glaser, a student at UC Davis between andsays the city needs to show its appreciation of cyclists if it wants to retain its boast as being the bicycle capital of America.
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loo,ing Davis is starting to think big, he claims. In the last 20 years, city engineers have devoted too much time, energy married but looking in Davis CA money to the needs of motorists, he says. After a cycling activist measured the one-lane road in front of City Hall and argued that a bike lane could be accommodated, City looking for a new bff workout buddy Davis engineers instead carved out two lanes for motorists.
But the focus on motorists could change soon: Robb Davis — no relation to the city — takes office in and he may strengthen cycling provision in Davis. Bossard said voters knew the mayor-to-be was a cycling advocate.
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