Bikenomics

Author: Elly Blue
Publisher: Microcosm Publishing
ISBN: 1621069435
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Bikenomics provides a surprising and compelling new perspective on the way we get around and on how we spend our money, as families and as a society. The book starts with a look at Americans' real transportation costs, and moves on to examine the current civic costs of our transportation system. Blue tells the stories of people, businesses, organizations, and cities who are investing in two-wheeled transportation. The multifaceted North American bicycle movement is revealed, with its contradictions, challenges, successes, and visions.

Bikenomics

Author: Elly Blue
Publisher: Microcosm Publishing
ISBN: 1621060039
Size: 23.70 MB
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A look at the bicycle movement's contradictions and challenges considers the economic benefits of bicycling, examining the transportation costs of families and individuals and the civic costs of the current transportation system.

Everyday Bicycling

Author: Elly Blue
Publisher: Microcosm Publishing
ISBN: 1621069370
Size: 73.46 MB
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Everyday Bicycling is your guide to everything you need to know to get started riding a bicycle for transportation. Elly Blue introduces you to the basics, including street smarts, bike shopping, dressing professionally, carrying everything from groceries to furniture, riding with children, and riding in all weather. With its positive, practical approach, this book is perfect for anyone who has ever dreamed of getting around by bike. The new edition also includes information on bicycling with pets, using bike share, and cycling when you have a physical disability.

Pedaling Revolution

Author: Jeff Mapes
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780870714191
Size: 71.88 MB
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A grassroots movement is carving out a niche for bicycles on citystreets. In Pedaling Revolution, Jeff Mapes, a longtimepolitical reporter and bike commuter, explores the growth of bicycleadvocacy and issues such as the environmental, safety, and healthaspects of biking for short trips. Essential reading for anyone whorides their bike to work or on errands, works in transportation orurban planning, or just wonders why they are seeing so many morebicyclists on the road.

Our Bodies Our Bikes

Author: Elly Blue
Publisher: Microcosm Publishing
ISBN: 1621063658
Size: 49.43 MB
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Our Bodies, Our Bikes is a resource and companion for women who ride bicycles. Through personal stories, how-to guidelines, and factual information, contributors explore the intersection of cycling and women's health, from bike fit to clothing, from periods to childbirth, from media representation to gender presentation and reproductive rights. Our diverse contributors demystify and elucidate women's issues in cycling in a practical, friendly, and down to earth manner.

How Cycling Can Save The World

Author: Peter Walker
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0143111779
Size: 45.53 MB
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Peter Walker--reporter at the Guardian and curator of its popular bike blog--shows how the future of humanity depends on the bicycle. Car culture has ensnared much of the world--and it's no wonder. Convenience and comfort (as well as some clever lobbying) have made the car the transportation method of choice for generations. But as the world evolves, the high cost of the automobile is made clearer--with its dramatic effects on pollution, the way it cuts people off from their communities, and the alarming rate at which people are injured and killed in crashes. Walker argues that the simplest way to tackle many of these problems at once is with one of humankind's most perfect inventions--the bicycle. In How Cycling Can Save the World, Walker takes readers on a tour of cities like Copenhagen and Utrecht, where everyday cycling has taken root, demonstrating cycling's proven effect on reducing smog and obesity, and improving quality of life and mental health. Interviews with public figures--such as Janette Sadik-Khan, who led the charge to create more pedestrian- and cyclist- friendly infrastructure in New York City--provide case studies on how it can be done, and prove that you can make a big change with just a few cycling lanes and a paradigm shift. Meticulously researched and incredibly inspiring, How Cycling Can Save the World delivers on its lofty promise and leads readers to the realization that cycling could not only save the world, but have a lasting and positive impact on their own lives.

Cycletherapy

Author: Elly Blue
Publisher: Microcosm Publishing
ISBN: 1621062724
Size: 40.13 MB
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Can you pedal your way through everything life throws at you? Taking on the bicycle as a means of making sense of life and death, contributors write about their experiences on a bicycle, enjoying the little things about everyday life, dealing with the most difficult, and overcoming loss, trauma, and fear. Contributions range from the lyrical to the profane, the deeply personal to the keenly analytical. Includes essays, art, and a short story.

Bike Battles

Author: James Longhurst
Publisher: University of Washington Press
ISBN: 0295805994
Size: 25.29 MB
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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, advertising, films, newspapers and sitcoms. Those associations shaped the actions of government and the courts when they intervened in bike policy through lawsuits, traffic control, road building, taxation, rationing, import tariffs, safety education and bike lanes from the 1870s to the 1970s. Today, cycling in American urban centers remains a challenge as city planners, political pundits, and residents continue to argue over bike lanes, bike-share programs, law enforcement, sustainability, and public safety. Combining fascinating new research from a wide range of sources with a true passion for the topic, Longhurst shows us that these battles are nothing new; in fact they�re simply a continuation of the original battle over who is - and isn�t - welcome on our roads. Watch the trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WNleJ0tDvqg

Bikenomics Como A Bicicleta Pode Salvar A

Author: ELLY BLUE
Publisher:
ISBN: 9788566317138
Size: 26.68 MB
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Este livro não se limita a convidar o leitor a refletir sobre como nos deslocamos e gastamos nosso dinheiro. A proposta é mais ampla- oferecer uma perspectiva concreta de estilo de vida. A cicloativista norte-americana Elly Blue revela um mundo de possibilidades – como fazer uma viagem sem carro, ou até mesmo uma mudança sem usar caminhões – e alternativas para economizar os 20% geralmente gastos com o carro, se divertir, sair do sedentarismo, obter saúde e disposição, e, de quebra, ainda colaborar para um mundo melhor. Bikenomics é uma tentativa de provar que o ato de pedalar é mais do que capaz de fazer do mundo um lugar melhor – é uma providência urgente e necessária, sob o ponto de vista sociocultural e, sobretudo, econômico. Com apresentação de Zé Lobo, diretor da Transporte Ativo, que contextualiza a pertinência dos dados do livro no atual momento, e comentários de Daniel Guth, consultor da área de mobilidade urbana, que fornece informações paralelas às de Blue sobre a bicicleta no Brasil, esta edição mostra que o movimento ciclístico por aqui também é real e cada vez mais ativo.

Urban Revolutions

Author: Emilie Bahr
Publisher: Microcosm Publishing
ISBN: 1621062740
Size: 74.77 MB
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Urban Revolutions is a different kind of cycling book. Author Emilie Bahr draws on her own experience as an everyday cyclist and a transportation planner in New Orleans to demystify urban bicycling in this visually-compelling and fun-to-read field guide. What does it mean for a city to be bike-friendly? What makes bicycling a women's issue? What does it take to feel safe on a bike? How do you bike to work in the summer and still look professional? What is the most fun you can possibly have on two wheels without having to become an athlete? Bahr answers all these questions and more in her friendly and thoughtful essays and detailed practical tips.