Dense pretty dry wanted out of the last few chapters about cycling for reform and the others that accompany the the last few chapters about cycling for reform and the others that accompany the overall good read Glad to read it and it was uite interesting a 45 Would have liked a bit clarification in some areas when the author made statements but overall a good read. 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 by the turn of century its death paved the by the turn of the century its death paved the for today’s car centric cities and nded the prospect of a true American cycling city ver being built. .
Lots and lots and lots of detail in a modest sized book ONLY because I njoy 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 Cycling has a renaissance in the United States as cities around the country promote the bicycle as an alternative means 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 old The Cycling City is a history. T appeals
"The Listing Of Other Titles "listing of other titles the historical studies of urban america is bonus Historical Studies of Urban America is bonus information 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 pretty. 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 lse 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 ven dream up a new urban ideal inspired by the.