A bicycle SVG is a wheeled vehicle (or sports projectile) that is driven by a person’s muscular strength through foot pedals or (very rarely) through manual levers. Two-wheeled bikes are the most common, but there are also tricycles. It began to be used as a means of transport even before the widespread use of urban public transport, including buses, trolleybuses and trams. Also popular among tourists and for sports purposes. In today’s world, electric drives are also used to increase the use of bicycles.
Russian traffic regulations define a bicycle as “a vehicle, other than a wheelchair, that has two or more wheels and is driven by the muscular forces of the people on it”.
Bicycle SVG History
In 1817, the German professor Baron Carl von Drews from Karlsruhe created and in 1818 patented the first two-wheeled scooter, which he called “Laufmaschine”. Dreza’s scooter was a two-wheeled, rudder-guided, pedalless bike with a wooden frame.
Since the 1870s, the penny-pharting scheme has been gaining popularity. The name describes the disparity of the wheels, because the penny coin was much larger than the farthing.
The first bicycle, similar to the ones used today, was called the Rover – “Wanderer” (or “Tramp”). It was made in 1884 by the English inventor John Kemp Starley and has been produced since 1885. Unlike a penny-pharting bike, Rover had a chain gear on the rear wheel, the same size of the wheels, and the driver sat between the wheels.
The first folding bicycle was made in 1878, the first aluminium bicycles were made in the 1890s, and the first ligerade (sometimes called a rikambent, a bicycle that can be used in a lying position) – in 1895 (and in 1914 the mass production of ligerades by the Peugeot company began).
Bicycles continued to improve in the second half of the 20th century. In 1974, the mass production of titanium bicycles began, and in 19
Social role of Bicycle SVG
Bicycle manufacturing has played a major role in creating the technical basis for other modes of transport, especially cars and airplanes. Many of the metalworking technologies developed for the production of both bicycle frames and other parts of bicycles (washers, bearings, gears) were subsequently used in the manufacture of automobiles and airplanes. Many automotive companies established in the early 20th century (e.g. Rover, Skoda, Morris Motor Company, Opel) started out as bicycle companies. Started out as bike makers also as the Wright Brothers.
Bicycle societies have worked to improve the quality of roads. An example of such an organization is the League of American Wheelmen, which led and financed the Good Roads Movement in the USA at the end of the 19th century. Improving the quality of roads has also accelerated the development of vehicles.
Bicycles played a role in women’s emancipation. In particular, thanks to them, women’s trousers became fashionable in the 1890s, which helped to free women from corsets and other shackling clothes. In addition, bicycles have enabled women to gain unprecedented mobility. Thus, for example, the famous American suffragette Susan Anthony (1826-1906) said February 2, 1896 in an interview with the newspaper “New York World”:
I think the bike did more to emancipate women than anything else combined. It gives women a sense of freedom and independence. My heart fills with joy every time I see a woman on a bicycle… it’s the sight of a free, unbridled woman.
In Chekhov’s story “The Man in the Case”, the protagonist was so impressed by the view of a woman on a bicycle that he refused to marry her.
In modern society, cycling does not just reflect a certain change in lifestyle, it means a kind of social upheaval.
– says Zhongyuan Dai Yongti, Professor of Landscape Architecture at Christian University. He argues that the promotion of bicycle use in Taiwan’s densely populated cities should be an important measure to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and cyclists are becoming closer to the environment.
Bicycle SVG Application
There are three main applications for a bicycle:
- 1. transport – a bicycle is considered as a vehicle for transporting people and goods.
- 2. Sports – there are various sports disciplines with special requirements for the design of the bike.
- 3. Entertainment, leisure – cycling, riding in recreational areas. Children’s, teenage, circus bikes, etc.
Postal services in many countries have been using bicycles since the late 19th century. The British Post has been using bicycles since the 1880s. The total number of postmen cyclists is 37,000 in the UK, 27,500 in Germany and 10,500 in Hungary.
Many countries’ police use bicycles to patrol the streets, especially in rural areas. Velopatroulas, as well as bicycle mail, appeared at the end of the XIX century. For example, the police of the English county of Kent bought 20 bicycles in 1896, and by 1904 the number of police bicycles was already 129. The advantages of bicycle paths are freedom from traffic jams, the ability to patrol in pedestrian areas, the ability to covertly reach the suspect.
In the UK, bicycles are traditionally used to deliver newspapers. This allows you to hire teenagers who do not yet have a driver’s license or a travel card. In poor countries, bicycles are sometimes used to deliver meals.
Bicycles are also used in the ambulance service in London, Tallinn and many other cities, allowing doctors to reach patients more quickly by traffic jams.
Even the automotive industry uses bicycles. At the Mercedes-Benz plant in Sindelfingen, Germany, workers move around the plant on bicycles. Each department has its own color bicycles.
Bicycles were used in the military. During the Anglo-Boer War (1899-1902), both sides (Great Britain and the Republics of South Africa) used bicycles for reconnaissance and message delivery. Special units patrolled the railroads on bicycle rails. In the First World War, both sides actively used bicycles in intelligence, to deliver messages, to transport victims. Japan successfully used bikes to invade China in 1937 and to invade Singapore via Malaysia in 1941. In the Wehrmacht, bicycles were fitted out by scooter companies, which were part of the reconnaissance battalions of all infantry divisions. Bicycles allowed thousands of soldiers to be moved covertly and suddenly and to catch the enemy by surprise. In addition, they did not require any trucks for their transfer, nor did they require scarce fuel. The Allies used paratroopers equipped with folding bicycles in their operations. Bicycles were used by partisans to transport goods during the Vietnam War. In Sweden, bicycle forces existed until 2001 and in Switzerland until 2003. According to some reports, bicycles were used by U.S. special forces units during the Afghan campaign.
In the circus, bears and monkeys ride on two-wheeled bikes, and elephants ride on tricycles. Acrobatic tricks using bicycles are also extremely popular and diverse.