Sewell Chan/NYTimes on learning to ride a bike as an adult. In New York.

Love his Cityroom blog post on this topic today. NB: Sewell and I were in the same second grade class at P.S. 31 Queens.
"As New York City goes through something of a bicycling renaissance -- with the construction of new bike routes, improved bike parking, and even the closing of parts of Broadway to vehicular traffic -- one issue has received little attention: there are some New Yorkers -- and I'm not talking about 5-year-olds -- who do not know how to ride."

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