Cyclists on Frankfort Avenue (Courtesy UL Photo Archives)
Cyclists on Frankfort Avenue (Courtesy UL Photo Archives)
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While digging around a few historic photos over the weekend, I found a few photos from the 1920s and 1930s with bikes in them. Above, you can see the corner of Frankfort Avenue and Pope Street in 1938, which, quite amazingly, looks nearly the same today as it did back then (except the brick streets and streetcar tracks, of course). Also visible are several cyclists who are braving a wet, cold winter commute. After the jump, a couple extra photos showing a group of children who biked to Louisville’s central library on York Street in 1921 and a parade of cyclists led by police escort on Southern Parkway in 1939.

Children and bikes at the Central Library (Courtesy UL Photo Archives)
Children and bikes at the Central Library (Courtesy UL Photo Archives)
Bicycle parade on Southern Parkway (Courtesy UL Photo Archives)
Bicycle parade on Southern Parkway (Courtesy UL Photo Archives)

[ Photos courtesy University of Louisville Photographic Archives. Reference URLs: here, here, here. ]

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Branden Klayko

Branden Klayko

Founder and Editor at Broken Sidewalk
Branden founded Broken Sidewalk in 2008 while practicing architecture in Louisville. He continued the site for seven years while living in New York City, returning to Louisville in 2016. Branden is a graduate of the College of Architecture at Washington University in St. Louis, and has covered architecture, design, and urbanism for The Architect's Newspaper, Designers & Books, Inhabitat, and the American Institute of Architects.
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