Roads Were Not Built for Cars

Roads Were Not Built for Cars

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Cyclists were written out of highway history in the 1920s and 1930s by the all-powerful motor lobby: Roads Were Not Built For Cars tells the real story, putting cyclists center stage again. Not that the book is only about cyclists. It will also contains lots of automotive history because many automobile pioneers were cyclists before becoming motorists. A surprising number of the first car manufacturers were also cyclists, including Henry Ford. Some carried on cycling right through until the 1940s. One famous motor manufacturing pioneer was a racing tricycle rider to his dying between Washington, D.C. and Detroit are following a route padded out 10, 000 years ago by now-extinct megafauna. ... Right now, wea#39;re 80 or so years into a fast, long-distance phase, and a motor-dominated one. Roads are ... With many elevated arterials now past their use-by date, urban authorities are weighing up the costs for renovation, replacement or removal. ... In 2000, the Harbor Drive Freeway in Portland, Oregon, was replaced by the Tom McCall Waterfront Park.

Title:Roads Were Not Built for Cars
Author: Carlton Reid
Publisher:Island Press - 2015-04-09

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