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An evening ride in Moscow
An evening ride in Moscow
Dmitri Gubin

MOSCOW - With winter coming, and the end of this year's bicycling season, it is worth looking at Russian cities' relationship with two-wheel transportation. First of all, the number of people choosing to get around by bike has actually become noticeable. In response, Moscow's city government has started to think seriously for the first time about bike traffic, and how it might co-exist with automobile traffic.

I am among the people who bike, in Moscow as well as St. Petersburg. And I can tell you that neither city will become a bike mecca anytime in the near future. But last spring, I finally got completely fed up with cars.

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