Building the Cycling City

Yesterday I blogged about the great helmet debate – 2018 edition.  (This debates appears, almost without fail, every year somewhere in the media. If you would like to find out more about the Dutch aproach to urban life, then I have just come across this book that was published two days ago.   I’ve not seen a copy myself but if you search on line you may find some reviews.


In car-clogged urban areas across the world, the humble bicycle is enjoying a
second life as a legitimate form of transportation. City officials are rediscovering it as a multi-pronged (or -spoked) solution to acute, 21st-century problems,
including affordability, obesity, congestion, climate change, inequity, and social isolation. As the world’s foremost cycling nation, the Netherlands is the only country where the number of bikes exceeds the number of people, primarily
because the Dutch have built a cycling culture accessible to everyone, regardless of age, ability, or economic means.   
                                        From pre-launch publicity

It is published by Island Press

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