Saturday, July 7, 2012

City Cycling

John Putcher and Ron Buehler have edited a new book - City Cycling - that provides 'a guide to today's urban cycling renaissance, with information on cycling's health benefits, safety, bikes and equipment, bike lanes, bike sharing and other topics'. City Press has more details here:

The table of contents looks interesting with contributions from several experts. I am sure it would be a good read. It came to my attention in an email on the emerging trend to choose style over speed with cycling, and the move to get separation of cyclists from traffic.

His response to the latter was excellent and he noted the complexity of the issue of separated cycle lanes. As with anything, separated cycle lanes are not the solution to every problem and a multi-faceted approach to providing for cyclists is required to respond to the wide range of needs of different categories of cyclists and their trip purposes.

I invite the first person to read this book to write a review for this blog.

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