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Bicentennial of The Bicycle

Presented by Lane Motor Museum at Lane Motor Museum, Nashville TN

Bicentennial of The Bicycle

In the early 1880s, the Safety Bicycle became a practical means of transportation for the masses. Suddenly, large numbers of people had the ability to travel 30 miles a day with very little expense. A bicycle did not need to be fed and cared for like a horse, so it was much more economical. The bicycle also pioneered innovations such as pneumatic tires, and high strength steel tubing that would help in the development of the automobile. Bicyclists also needed good roads to travel on, so they became strong advocates of a good road system, which would also be required for travel by automobile.

The Safety Bicycle became the first 1/3 of the evolution of transport. From the mid-1880s to the 1920s, bicycles were the most economical means of transportation for shorter trips. Also in the 1920s, cars became more reliable and affordable, so many people opted for cars.

The third evolution of transportation became the advent of aircrafts in the 1960s, so now, going anywhere in the world was possible for most people.

To this day, in many urban cities and developing nations, bicycles are still the king of transportation.

Source: Lane Motor Museum


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