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8%OFFCarlton Reid - Roads Were Not Built for Cars: How cyclists were the first to push for good roads & became the pioneers of motoring - 9781610916899 - V9781610916899
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Roads Were Not Built for Cars: How cyclists were the first to push for good roads & became the pioneers of motoring

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Description for Roads Were Not Built for Cars: How cyclists were the first to push for good roads & became the pioneers of motoring Paperback. Roads Were Not Built for Cars is a history book, focussing on a time when cyclists had political clout, in Britain and especially in America. The book researches the Roads Improvement Association - a lobbying group created by the Cyclists' Touring Club in 1886 - and the Good Roads movement organised by the League of American Wheelmen. Num Pages: 340 pages. BIC Classification: 1DBK; 1KBB; 3JH; HBTB; RPC; RPT; WGC. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 257 x 205 x 21. Weight in Grams: 772.
The coming of the railways in the 1830s killed off the stage-coach trade; almost all rural roads reverted to low-level local use. Cyclists were the first group in a generation to use roads and were the first to push for high-quality leadership for roads. They were also the first promoters of motoring; the first motoring journalists had first been cycling journalists; and there was a transfer of technology from cycling to motoring without which cars as we know them wouldn't exist! 64 car marques, including Rolls-Royce, Aston Martin, Chevrolet, Cadillac and GMC, had bicycling beginnings. Roads Were Not Built for ... Read more

Product Details

Publisher
Island Press
Format
Paperback
Publication date
2015
Condition
New
Number of Pages
360
Place of Publication
Washington, United States
ISBN
9781610916899
SKU
V9781610916899
Shipping Time
Usually ships in 4 to 8 working days
Ref
99-2

About Carlton Reid
Carlton Reid's work has appeared in National Geographic Traveller and The Guardian and many other magazines and newspapers. He is the executive editor of BikeBiz.com, a monthly trade magazine which he founded. His previous books include Adventure Mountain Biking (Crowood Press, 1990); Complete Book of Cycling (contributor, Hamlyn-1997); l-Spy Bicycles (Michelin 1998); Discover Israel (Berlitz 1998); Lebanon: A Travel Guide ... Read more

Reviews for Roads Were Not Built for Cars: How cyclists were the first to push for good roads & became the pioneers of motoring
"This fascinating insight into the origin of roads will break down some road ownership issues, and help promote harmony for all road users whether on four wheels or two." - Edmund King, President, Automobile Association. "...closely argued, meticulously researched [this] book is also a treasure trove of curious trivia and arcane detail. [The] iPad edition puts [publishing] professionals to shame, ... Read more

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