Life in today's Detroit is reflected on its streets and sidewalks. The People Mover operates through a spirited city core. Cars and trucks clog intersections just as they did in the ’70s. You’d be hard-pressed to miss commuters and residents— tourists even—breezing along Woodward Avenue
For a time in the late 1800s, Corktown Resident and carriage maker, John Shire, was the only velocipede manufacturer in Detroit.
Velocipede = Bicycle.*
Shire’s bikes were predecessors to the safety bike—two equal(ish) sized wheels with rubber tires. Except his bikes had wooden frames and steel tires and thus called bone-shakers because they literally