Bike Nation

Author: Peter Walker
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 9781473548794
Size: 12.37 MB
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A revolution on the roads is approaching. Is it time for drivers to Give Way? Guardian news correspondent, Peter Walker, takes us on a journey around the world, exploring the varying attitudes to cycling on our highways. Visit the shining examples of Amsterdam and Copenhagen, where cycling culture is an intrinsic part of the approach of politicians and officials. How have these cities made provision for cyclists and what are the extraordinary benefits? And then take to the less welcoming roads of Britain, USA and Australia, where cycling can still be a terrifying experience. What are the tragic mistakes being made when planning and developing cities, and how do these mistakes lead to aggression towards the cycling community? Millions of us find ourselves frustrated by the motor mentality and fighting for our rights to ride. This brilliant, shocking investigation will prepare you with all you need to know to confidently claim your place on the road.

How Cycling Can Save The World

Author: Peter Walker
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781101993033
Size: 20.67 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. From the Trade Paperback edition.

How Cycling Can Save The World

Author: Peter Walker
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9780143111771
Size: 11.98 MB
Format: PDF
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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.

Cargo Bike Nation

Author: Mikael Colville-Andersen
Publisher:
ISBN: 1320091849
Size: 14.57 MB
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The ultimate cargo bike photography book featuring 725 photos of the integral role the cargo bike plays in modern, urban living. Most photos are from Copenhagen, Denmark, but there are also photos from 33 other cities on every continent.From urban family living to goods transport and municipal services, Cargo Bike Nation is a complete photography guide to how cargo bikes fit into our cities and solve transport issues. There are 40,000 cargo bikes in Copenhagen alone, but cargo bikes are a rising star on the urbanist landscape, with many more appearing in cities around the world daily. The chapters highlight the different ways cargo bikes are used in cities. Families, small goods delivery, postal services, riding around with friends and municipal services are some of the categories.The book is a collection of street photography by Mikael Colville-Andersen - urban mobility expert and CEO of Copenhagenize Design Co. and known as Denmark's bicycle ambassador.

On The Road Bike

Author: Ned Boulting
Publisher: Vintage Digital
ISBN: 1448161096
Size: 19.37 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Ned Boulting has noticed something. It's to do with bikes. They're everywhere. And so are their riders. Some of these riders seem to be sporting sideburns and a few of them are winning things. Big things. Now Ned wants to know how on earth it came to this. And what, exactly is 'this'. In On the Road Bike, Ned Boulting asks how Britain became so obsessed with cycling. Ned's search puts him in contact with some of the wonderful and wonderfully idiosyncratic people who have contributed to this nation's two-wheeled history. It's a journey that takes him from the velodrome at Herne Hill to the Tour of Britain at Stoke-on-Trent via Bradley Wiggins, Chris Boardman, David Millar (and David's mum), Ken Livingstone, both Tommy Godwins, Gary Kemp (yes, him from Spandau Ballet) and many, many more. The result is an amusing and personal exploration of the austere, nutty soul of British cycling.

Welcome To Pump Track Nation

Author: Lee McCormack
Publisher:
ISBN: 0974566012
Size: 13.20 MB
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Pump tracks are continous loops that you can ride without pedaling. This book will show you how to build your own pump track quickly and efficiently.

Gadget Nation

Author: Steve Greenberg
Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.
ISBN: 9781402736865
Size: 16.79 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Features amateur inventors and their gizmos, from lighted slippers and finger shields to bird diapers and an alarm clock that rolls away from you when you reach for the snooze button.