‚ÄčAuthor Laine Cunningham

Berlin nurtures a true bike culture.

In Berlin, bikes weave around cars, whirl down sidewalks, and lean against every building. Clusters of bikes are chained to every available post, sign, and handrail.
These humble vehicles are a quintessential part of life in Berlin. Because they're so embedded in the lifestyle, they reflect a lot about the city and its citizens. Chipped paint, baskets, and even the chains used to secure the bikes speak of the people and the place.
During a two-month stay, Laine Cunningham discovered that each bike had its own personality. While visiting the neighborhoods of Friedrichshain, Kreuzberg, Mitte, Prenzlauer Berg and more, she shot photos of single bicycles and clusters of bikes that conveyed a special vibe.
The thirty full-color photos in this book, which have been reproduced slightly larger than a standard cellphone screen, are paired with evocative titles that bring you the essence of the Bikes of Berlin.