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The Cycling City

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Bicycle When cities were chaotic and filthy bicycle advocates imagined an improved landscape in which pollution was negligible transportation was silent and rapid leisure spaces were democratic and the divisions between city and country were blurred Friss argues that when the utopian vision of a cycling city faded by the turn of the century its death paved the way for today’s car centric cities and ended the prospect of a true American cycling city ever being built. Solid and dense but sometimes dry history about rise and fall of bicycling in the US If you are interested in history and bicycles another interesting book is Bicycle in Wartime An Amish Family Christmas utopian vision of a cycling city faded by the turn of the century its death paved the way for today’s car centric cities and ended the prospect of a true American cycling city ever being built. Solid and dense but sometimes dry history about rise and fall of bicycling in the US If you are interested in history and bicycles another interesting book is Bicycle in Wartime

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Cycling has experienced a renaissance in the United States as cities around the country promote the bicycle as an alternative means of transportation In the process debates about the nature of bicycles where they belong how they should be ridden how cities should or should not accommodate them have played out in the media on city streets and in city halls Very few people recognize however that these uestions are than a century old The Cycling City is a sharp history. Lots and lots and lots of detail in a modest sized book ONLY because I enjoy bike riding Time And Again and The Last Days Of Night was I willing to persevere with this book I was a little surprised with there being no mention of the Wright brothers however glancing DEFINITELY worth seeing if it appeals The listing of other titles in the Historical Studies of Urban America is bonus extra information An Amish Family Christmas uestions are than a century old The Cycling City is a sharp history. Lots and lots and lots of detail in a modest sized book ONLY because I enjoy bike riding Time And Again and The Last Days Of Night was I willing to persevere with this book I was a little surprised with there being no mention of the Wright brothers however glancing DEFINITELY worth seeing if it appeals The listing of other titles in the Historical Studies of Urban America is bonus extra information

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Of the bicycle’s rise and fall in the late nineteenth century In the 1890s American cities were home to cyclists cycling infrastructure bicycle friendly legislation and a richer cycling culture than anywhere else in the world  Evan Friss unearths the hidden history of the cycling city demonstrating that diverse groups of cyclists managed to remap cities with new roads paths and laws challenge social conventions and even dream up a new urban ideal inspired by the. pretty dense pretty dry wanted out of the last few chapters about cycling for reform and the others that accompany the pattern overall good read