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Pedal power : the quiet rise of the bicycle in American public life

Author: J Harry Wray
Publisher: Boulder, Colo. : Paradigm Publishers, ©2008.
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In an era of steep gas prices, snarled traffic, catastrophic climate change, and a yearning for a higher quality of life, interest in bike-friendly public policies is surging nationwide. A surprising array of political organizations, visionary politicians, and colorful individuals powers this movement and a growing number of bike enthusiasts are taking to the streets. From the night rides of Critical Mass to the  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Wray, J. Harry.
Pedal power.
Boulder, Colo. : Paradigm Publishers, ©2008
(OCoLC)654683604
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: J Harry Wray
ISBN: 9781594514623 1594514623 9781594514630 1594514631
OCLC Number: 182573573
Description: v, 236 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Contrasting visions : the bike saddle versus the car seat and why it matters politically --
Biking in Amsterdam : the politics of the possible --
Culture storm --
Biking eccentrics : who are these folks, anyway? --
Building the case : the political advocates --
Pushing the envelope : populist politics --
Politicians who matter --
Metapolitics, minibikes --
Conclusion : There's something about a bike.
Responsibility: J. Harry Wray.
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This book examines the surging national interest in bike-friendly public policies and argues that this growth is likely to escalate.  Read more...

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