September 2017 Academic & Specialist Island Press

Bike Boom: The Unexpected Resurgence of Cycling Carlton Reid

Hardback | Sep 2017 | Island Press | 296pp | 229x152mm | Stocked item (a few) | RFB | AUD$84.99, NZD$99.99
Paperback | Sep 2017 | Island Press | 9781610918169 | 296pp | 229x152mm | Stocked item (a few) | RFB | AUD$42.99, NZD$54.99

Bicycling advocates envision a future in which bikes are a widespread daily form of transportation. While many global cities are seeing the number of bike commuters increase, this future is still far away; at times, urban cycling seems to be fighting for its very survival. 

Carlton Reid uses history to shine a spotlight on the present and demonstrates how bicycling has the potential to grow even further, if the right measures are put in place by the politicians and planners of today and tomorrow. He explores the benefits and challenges of cycling, the roles of infrastructure and advocacy, and what we can learn from cities that have successfully supported and encouraged bike booms, including London; Davis, California; Montreal; Stevenage; Amsterdam; New York; and Copenhagen.