Veni, vidi, bici: Is Rome ready for a cycling ‘revolution’? – HEDGE accordingly
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With its historic seven hills, crazy traffic, cobbles and notoriously crumbling roads, Rome has never been the ideal city for cyclists — but with the coronavirus pandemic, things are changing. As elsewhere, streets emptied by Covid-19 restrictions have given cyclists room to breathe, but a new network of bike lanes and generous government subsidies to buy bicycles have also helped fuel the boom. One of the converts is Valeria Picchi, a 36-year-old mother-of-two who sold her scooter last year and bought an e-bike with a kids’ trailer. “I feel like a rare bird,” she told AFP. “People look at us…

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