The City of Bikes

by katyhuff

Today gentle reader, I, Fastmatthew Strom Borman, will be guiding you through our travels.

On our 1st full day in Italy, Daniele took us to Ferrara- The City of Bikes.  Our fearless leader informed us that sometime in the past 30 years Ferrara decided to make strides to become bike friendly, by putting many separated bike lanes on major roads (which just means busy 2-lane roads) and by not allowing cars into the center of the city.  Today inside the city there were more bikes than cars.  The two most surprising facts about bike culture in Italy are that 1) the average age of a bicyclist is 40 and 2) most bikes on the road are 20 year only cruisers.  But enough about bikes…