New Bike Path!! (1896) - Brooklynology , with some handy Eagle tips on riding etiquette. Current riders might want to check them out. Only twenty years earlier, bicycling was not looked upon favorably:
In 1873 Brooklyn's aldermen passed a law banning bicycles from city thoroughfares during daylight hours, and a few years later, the Eagle declared that one of the only excuses for the bicycle's existence was "the larger chance of the non-survival of the unfittest -- being those who ride the velocipede -- through accident."