Americans have been riding bikes for more than a century now. So why are most American cities still so ill-prepared to handle cyclists? James Longhurst, a historian and avid cyclist, tackles that question by tracing the contentious debates between American bike riders, motorists, and pedestrians over the shared road.Bike Battles explores the different ways that Americans have thought about the bicycle through popular songs, merit badge pamphlets,...
By James Longhurst
Hardcover: 306 pages
Publisher: University of Washington Press; First Edition edition (March 18, 2015)
Product Dimensions: 5.9 x 1 x 8.9 inches
Amazon Rank: 1158183
Format: PDF ePub TXT ebook
The author gives the history of the road as a "commons" with use shared by trucks, cars, bicycles, and pedestrians. In addition to an Introduction and Conclusion, contents are as follows:1. Get out of the road! The battle over the public roads in Am