One of the many things learned thus far is the timeline history of the various bicycle “advocate” camps and their key players.
Since starting commuting, I’ve seen my interest in cycling grow exponentially. I think for many of us this book (thus far for me) will be a repeat of what we know already. Don’t worry, the tidbits of background info are keeping me in the read.
The titles of the remaining chapters have caught my attention and beckon me to continue on.
Since many of the non-VC camp are trying to bring us the Netherlands’ with the cycle track/bike path hoopla, Mapes details his own personal experience as he learns the ins and outs of such. “Watch out for the shark’s teeth” the tourists are warned. Sorry, you’ll have to read the book to get the details on avoiding “the teeth”.
Modal share of Bicycle and Pedestrian conveyance is on the rise. Federal funds are being made available to states for projects such as bike paths, bike lanes, and trails. Let’s implore of our leaders, whether local, state, or federal, to make the best possible use of the allocated funds.
Our country must rally together to end or alter tremendously the car-centric mentality. Make the Pedaling Revolution a vital part of restoring civility in our country.
I’m proud to be a part of this exciting “Pedaling Revolution”. Won’t you join me?
Pick up a copy today. This is a good read for all, especially any novice riders thinking of taking the plunge in to using a bicycle as a viable means of transport.