The Bicycle as a Revolutionist
Sylvester Baxter Arena
Transport, Electricity, Futurism
While the 'rage for railway construction has for years absorbed all the road-making attention of Americans; now they are beginning to devote their attention to the value of high roads'. Perfectly 'smooth pavements will follow, constructed upon the most scientific principles'. Predicts that 'the bicycle contains in itself the element of a new type of vehicle, which will come into universal use, with the supplanting of animal traction by electricity'. Soon 'Multitudes of light vehicles of various sizes impelled by electricity will speed noiselessly in every direction. All the noise and rattle of the street practically will vanish, and with it much of the nervousness of city dwellers'.
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