Biking in Milan
The next morning in the daylight, we could see the bike culture in action. The city had several on street bike lanes, streets reserved for transit, scooters, and bikes only, and bike racks everywhere. The automobile traffic gave the cyclists plenty of right of way and bikes were riding anywhere they wanted.
Milan was a pleasant mix of modern and historic architecture and styles. The people there seemed to live harmoniously with their transportation systems. They literally had streets with light rail, buses, taxis, automobiles, scooters, bikes, and pedestrians all sharing the same space. It was nice to see a place where people just did what they had to do to get somewhere and didn't seem to think that their particular group had more right to be on the road than the other.