Delaware River Transport in the 80s

This post highlights beautiful black and white photography from the 1980s that documents some of the declining heavy industry along the Delaware River in the city of Philadelphia. The post is short on explanation because that's not what it's intended for. But the gorgeous images raise lots of interesting questions about the connection between marine …

Continue reading Delaware River Transport in the 80s

Unearthing Historic Bikeways in England

Check out a new project that launched on Kickstarter in April, historian and bicycle advocate Carlton Reid is proposing to locate and, if needed, excavate miles of old cycleways, and to connect them to the current bicycle network. Also, check out Reid's new book: Bike Boom. From Reid: “What you get from official bodies and …

Continue reading Unearthing Historic Bikeways in England

Call for Papers: History of Bicycle Transportation

Two committees of the Transportation Research Board (TRB) of the National Academies of Sciences -- the Transportation History and Bicycle Transportation committees -- have just issued a Call for Papers for the 2018 Annual Meeting (to be held January 7 to 11 in Washington, DC). The topic is the History of Bicycle Transportation and Planning …

Continue reading Call for Papers: History of Bicycle Transportation

Qhapaq Ñan, Andean Road System – – – UNESCO World Heritage Site

In 2014, UNESCO designated the Qhapaq Ñan, Andean Road System as being a World Heritage Site.  The web site is full of resources including reports maps and great photos. The Qhapaq Ñan, Andean Road System means Inca Empire network of roads operated by pedestrians with or without llamas: http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/1459/ Its is Interesting to see the objectives are …

Continue reading Qhapaq Ñan, Andean Road System – – – UNESCO World Heritage Site