“Cycle tracks will abound in Utopia …”
– H.G. Wells, British futurist, 1866-1946
I came across a YouTube video of Bill Nye, the Science Guy, expounding on the cities of the future. Those future cities, says the guy in the bowtie, will make many more accommodations for cyclists than most American cities now do.
And perhaps the most fanciful, one that he calls a “nutty, way-out-there idea”: enclosed bicycle thoroughfares protected from the weather. Some of them, he says, might even have louvers through which air currents could be directed so that cyclists always have a tailwind.
H.G. Wells’ predictions coming closer to fruition? Sounds good!