DiePresse: Cultural Struggle on the Bicycle Lane
The Austrian newspaper 'DiePresse' featured a portrait of STC researcher Florian Lorenz in their weekend issue of June 12th. Several key lessons of STC's research work are presented in their relevancy for Vienna's bicycle culture. The article's title translates to "Cultural Struggle on the Bicycle Lane" which refers to several aspects of Florian's recent talk in Vienna; (I) the historical breakdown of how bicycle advocacy groups in New York managed to change public and polic maker's opinion, (II) the current struggle of Beijing's bicycle culture to compete with the car, and, (III) the ongoing process of trying to integrate a lively bicycle culture into the somtimes conservative urban fabric of Vienna.
The article's opening quote translated to English:
"The Viennese and the bicycle still have to learn to like each other. Until this is happening, one may learn a great deal by watching the creativity and diversity of bicycle culture in Beijing or New York."
See the online article here and an image of the printed article below.