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The Resource Pedaling revolution : how cyclists are changing American cities, by Jeff Mapes

Pedaling revolution : how cyclists are changing American cities, by Jeff Mapes

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Pedaling revolution : how cyclists are changing American cities
Title
Pedaling revolution
Title remainder
how cyclists are changing American cities
Statement of responsibility
by Jeff Mapes
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"In a world of increasing traffic congestion, a grassroots movement is carving out a niche for bicycles on city streets. Pedaling Revolution explores the growing bike culture that is changing the look and feel of cities, suburbs, and small towns across North America." "From traffic-dodging-bike messengers to tattooed teenagers on battered bikes, from riders in spandex to well-dressed executives, ordinary citizens are becoming transportation revolutionaries. Jeff Mapes traces the growth of bicycle advocacy and explores the environmental, safety, and health aspects of bicycling. He rides with bicycle advocates who are taming the streets of New York City, joins the street circus that is Critical Mass in San Francisco, and gets inspired by the everyday folk pedaling in Amsterdam, the nirvana of American bike activists. Chapters focused on big cities, college towns, and America's most successful bike city, Portland, show how cyclists, with the encouragement of local officials, are claiming a share of the valuable streetscape."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Mapes, Jeff
Dewey number
796.6
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
GV1045
LC item number
.M36 2009
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Cycling
  • Cycling
  • City and town life
  • Urban transportation
  • Urbanization
  • Cycling
  • Cycling
  • Urban transportation
  • Urbanization
Label
Pedaling revolution : how cyclists are changing American cities, by Jeff Mapes
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 277-282) and index
Contents
How cyclists created a political movement -- Learning from Amsterdam -- Creating the new urban bike culture -- Davis : invention of an American bike city -- Portland built it, and they came -- Biking in the Big Apple -- Overcoming the safety barriers -- Health and the bicycle -- Bringing kids back to bikes -- Epilogue
Control code
ocn262209105
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
288 p.
Isbn
9780870714191
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2008042772
Other physical details
ill.
Label
Pedaling revolution : how cyclists are changing American cities, by Jeff Mapes
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 277-282) and index
Contents
How cyclists created a political movement -- Learning from Amsterdam -- Creating the new urban bike culture -- Davis : invention of an American bike city -- Portland built it, and they came -- Biking in the Big Apple -- Overcoming the safety barriers -- Health and the bicycle -- Bringing kids back to bikes -- Epilogue
Control code
ocn262209105
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
288 p.
Isbn
9780870714191
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2008042772
Other physical details
ill.

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