New Book: Bike Battles

James Longhurst, a cyclist and historian of urban and environmental policy has a new book exploring the often contentious debates over bicycling through legal, political and pop culture history. Bike Battles: A History of Sharing the American Road explores how cyclists have interacted with everything from horsecarts and streetcars to the automobile in a light and easy read.

Grant Petersen in the Wall Street Journal had this to say: “I won’t look at parked cars the same way again. The book ought to give today’s bicycle advocates a sense of their place in history and make them proud to continue the battle.”

Check out this video with the author:

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