By Bruce D. Epperson

ISBN-10: 0786494956

ISBN-13: 9780786494958

the U.S. differs from different constructed countries within the quantity to which its nationwide bicycle transportation coverage is determined by using unmodified roadways, with cyclists obeying a similar site visitors rules as motorcars. This policy—known as “vehicular cycling”—evolved among 1969, whilst the “10-speed growth” observed a pointy raise in grownup bicycling, and 1991, whilst the yankee organization of nation street and Transportation officers followed an reliable coverage that on-road bikeways weren't fascinating. This coverage resulted from a starting to be attention through road engineers and skilled membership cyclists they had parallel pursuits: the cyclists most well liked to trip on highways, simply because such a lot bikeways weren't designed for top speeds and pack using; and the street engineers didn't wish to divert investment from roadways to build bikeways.
utilizing modern journal articles, govt reviews, and archival fabric from lobbying teams and nationwide biking firms, this booklet tells the tale of the way the US turned a state of bicyclists with out bikeways.

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