New PDF release: Bike Battles: A History of Sharing the American Road

By James Longhurst

Americans were using motorcycles for greater than a century now. So why are such a lot American towns nonetheless so ill-prepared to address cyclists? James Longhurst, a historian and avid bike owner, tackles that question by way of tracing the contentious debates among American motorbike riders, motorists, and pedestrians over the shared highway. motorcycle Battles explores different ways in which american citizens have thought of the bicycle via well known songs, advantage badge pamphlets, ads, movies, newspapers and sitcoms. these institutions formed the activities of presidency and the courts after they intervened in motorbike coverage via complaints, site visitors keep an eye on, highway construction, taxation, rationing, import price lists, defense schooling and motorbike lanes from the 1870s to the 1970s.

Today, biking in American city facilities continues to be a problem as urban planners, political pundits, and citizens proceed to argue over motorbike lanes, bike-share courses, legislations enforcement, sustainability, and public safeguard. Combining interesting new study from quite a lot of resources with a real ardour for the subject, Longhurst exhibits us that those battles are not anything new; in reality they�re easily a continuation of the unique conflict over who's - and isn�t - welcome on our roads.

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