The city of Florence Italy has the distinction of slow bike riding amid the mixture of cobblestone streets and people who enjoy outdoor life ensconced by beautiful architecture. The allure of biking is hard to resist when everyone seems to be doing it.
So while visiting in June 2011 with my family I captured some images of Florence by night and day. There is no secret to bike riding in Florence or anywhere else. People are increasingly riding bikes because it is easier than lugging a two ton vehicle around. A diet for mass consumption of fossil fuels is abated in our life of discovery when bike riders around the world choose to slow traffic.