Pedaling Revolution: How Cyclists Are Changing American Cities

Pedaling Revolution: How Cyclists Are Changing American Cities

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by Jeff Mapes
     
 

ISBN-10: 0870714198

ISBN-13: 9780870714191

Pub. Date: 03/01/2009

Publisher: Oregon State University Press

"A growing number of Americans, mounted on their bicycles like some new kind of urban cowboy, are mixing it up with swift, two-ton motor vehicles as they create a new society on the streets. They're finding physical fitness, low-cost transportation, environmental purity-and, still all too often, Wind West risks of sudden death or injury." -from the Introduction  See more details below

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"A growing number of Americans, mounted on their bicycles like some new kind of urban cowboy, are mixing it up with swift, two-ton motor vehicles as they create a new society on the streets. They're finding physical fitness, low-cost transportation, environmental purity-and, still all too often, Wind West risks of sudden death or injury." -from the Introduction

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780870714191
Publisher:
Oregon State University Press
Publication date:
03/01/2009
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
288
Sales rank:
760,432
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 7

Chapter 1 How Cyclists Created a Political Movement 27

Chapter 2 Learning from Amsterdam 61

Chapter 3 Creating the New Urban Bike Culture 89

Chapter 4 Davis: Invention of an American Bike City 119

Chapter 5 Portland Built It and They Came 141

Chapter 6 Biking in the Big Apple 169

Chapter 7 Overcoming the Safety Barriers 195

Chapter 8 Health and the Bicycle 227

Chapter 9 Bringing Kids Back to Bikes 247

Epilogue 267

Acknowledgements 275

Selected Bibliography 277

Index 285

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Pedaling Revolution: How Cyclists Are Changing American Cities 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I started Pedaling Revolution after reading another book about bicycling and I'm really liking this so far. The writing is informative but not overly dense, and the author's journalism background lends a great deal to his story telling abilities. The sections on Portland strike me as the best ones in book, which is hardly surprising since the author lives in Oregon....and because there's been a huge amount of biking happening in Portland, Eugene and Corvallis. I'm looking forward to finishing the book and I'd recommend it to people who are already interested in bicycling.