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Roads Were Not Built for Cars

How Cyclists Were The First To Push For Good Roads & Became The Pioneers Of Motoring

Authors: Reid, Carlton

  • An inviting read that reveals the shared roots of motorists and cyclists, possibly helping to bridge the current gulf between the two
  • A well-known author (especially in the UK) with social and traditional media networks in place
  • A meticulously researched book (over four years) that weaves the facts into engaging stories
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About this book

Carlton Reid reveals the pivotal—and largely unrecognized—role that bicyclists played in the development of modern roadways. Reid introduces readers to cycling personalities, such as Henry Ford, and the cycling advocacy groups that influenced early road improvements, literally paving the way for the motor car. When the bicycle morphed from the vehicle of rich transport progressives in the 1890s to the “poor man’s transport” in the 1920s, some cyclists became ardent motorists and were all too happy to forget their cycling roots. But, Reid explains, many motor pioneers continued cycling, celebrating the shared links between transport modes that are now seen as worlds apart. In this engaging and meticulously researched book, Carlton Reid encourages us all to celebrate those links once again.

Table of contents (15 chapters)

Buy this book

eBook $29.99
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  • ISBN 978-1-61091-688-2
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Roads Were Not Built for Cars
Book Subtitle
How Cyclists Were The First To Push For Good Roads & Became The Pioneers Of Motoring
Authors
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Island Press/Center for Resource Economics
Copyright Holder
Carlton Reid
eBook ISBN
978-1-61091-688-2
DOI
10.5822/978-1-61091-688-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXIII, 331
Number of Illustrations
2 b/w illustrations
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