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…

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…

Resource: Southern California Roads

The Southern California Regional Rocks and Roads Page has a great deal of information to offer for those interested in Southern California highway history. Major highways such as former US 99 (Golden State Highway), US 6 (Grand Army of the Republic Highway), and the Ridge Route are covered in great detail with online tours. Additional…

Road’s Impact on the U.S. Economy and Way of Life

Check out the recently posted webpage related to a poster presentation for the TRB history committee at the annual conference in January, Contributions and Crossroads: Our National Road Systems Impact on the U.S. Economy and Way of Life. It includes the final report, and an 8-minute mini-documentary. Soon to be posted will be an additional…