Why do some cities have more cycling than others? A new book looks at this question historically, across 14 European cities: “Cycling Cities: The European Experience
(Hundred Years of Policy and Practice)” (eds. Ruth Oldenziel, Martin Emanuel, Adri Albert de la Bruhèze, and Frank Veraart)
From the publisher’s website:
Cycling Cities is a richly illustrated volume analyzing 100 years of urban cycling‒policy, use, and practice in 14 European cities in 9 countries. Why did some capitals and business centers became real cycling cities and others not?
Look back on developments in urban mobility since the early twentieth century. Cycling Cities traces how policymakers, engineers, cyclists, or community groups campaigned—and made a difference.
Cycling Cities covers: The Netherlands: Amsterdam, Utrecht, Enschede, Eindhoven, South-Limburg; Belgium: Antwerp; Denmark: Copenhagen; Germany: Hannover; Sweden: Stockholm, Malmö; Switzerland: Basel; United Kingdom: Manchester; Hungary: Budapest; France: Lyon.
The richly illustrated book includes photos (ca. 100); tables (ca.100); graphs (11); maps (10); and info graphics (9)
Cycling Cities is for everyone interested in sustainable urban mobility. It is an invaluable resource for the growing global community of policymakers, social groups, students, and teachers.
Cycling Cities marks the launch of a major international research program for Sustainable Urban Mobility (SUM).
Cycling Cities highlights:
– Daily cycling practices—from commuting to touring
– Cycle infrastructures—from bicycle lanes to bike parking
– Bike users—from activists to tourists
– Policymaking—from politicians to traffic engineers
~Thanks to Asha W. Agrawal for this post