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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Praise 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
"Featuring an impressively informed and informative text that is occasionally enhanced with the inclusion of period illustrations, Roads Were Not Built for Cars: How Cyclists were the First to Push for Good Roads & Became the Pioneers of Motoring is an extraordinary cultural history that should be a part of every community and academic library collection."
— Reviewer's Bookwatch
"Roads Were Not Built For Cars is a major and original piece of work, and a significant contribution to social history. It is also an underpinning for current debates about the urban realm."
— Professor David Cox
"Cycling enthusiasts will enjoy learning about the influence of early cyclists on roadway development. But while Reid spends much of his time on cycling, he is also careful to examine the history of roads as thoroughfares, transportation networks, public spaces, as well as the roles they have played in broader trends...worthwhile reference...fascinating..."
— The Dirt
"This fascinating book examines the role of bicycles and cycling enthusiasts in the automobile industry and the US's 'good roads movement' of the late 1800s–early 1900s. Reid has done an outstanding job of blending history, photographs and illustrations, short stories, quotes, facts, and informational pieces into an easy-to-read, thoroughly enjoyable book...This is a must read for anyone interested in planning and highway design as well as bicycle transportation."
Island Press, 9781610916899, 360pp.
Publication Date: April 9, 2015