Bike Battles: A History of Sharing the American Road

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Americans have been riding bikes for more than a century now. So why are most American cities still so ill-prepared to handle cyclists? James Longhurst, a historian and avid cyclist, tackles that question by tracing the contentious debates between American bike riders, motorists, and pedestrians over the shared road. Bike Battles explores the different ways that Americans have thought about the bicycle through popular songs, merit badge pamphlets, advertising, films, newspapers and sitcoms. Those associations shaped the ...

Bike Battles: A History of Sharing the American Road 2017, University of Washington Press, Seattle

ISBN-13: 9780295742663

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Bike Battles: A History of Sharing the American Road 2015, University of Washington Press, Washington

ISBN-13: 9780295994680

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