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The Resource How cycling can save the world, Peter Walker

How cycling can save the world, Peter Walker

Label
How cycling can save the world
Title
How cycling can save the world
Statement of responsibility
Peter Walker
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Peter Walker--reporter at the Guardian and curator of its popular bike blog--shows how the future of humanity depends on the bicycle. Car culture has ensnared much of the world--and it's no wonder. Convenience and comfort (as well as some clever lobbying) have made the car the transportation method of choice for generations. But as the world evolves, the high cost of the automobile is made clearer--with its dramatic effects on pollution, the way it cuts people off from their communities, and the alarming rate at which people are injured and killed in crashes. Walker argues that the simplest way to tackle many of these problems at once is with one of humankind's most perfect inventions--the bicycle. In How Cycling Can Save the World, Walker takes readers on a tour of cities like Copenhagen and Utrecht, where everyday cycling has taken root, demonstrating cycling's proven effect on reducing smog and obesity, and improving quality of life and mental health. Interviews with public figures--such as Janette Sadik-Khan, who led the charge to create more pedestrian- and cyclist- friendly infrastructure in New York City--provide case studies on how it can be done, and prove that you can make a big change with just a few cycling lanes and a paradigm shift. Meticulously researched and incredibly inspiring, How Cycling Can Save the World delivers on its lofty promise and leads readers to the realization that cycling could not only save the world, but have a lasting and positive impact on their own lives"--$cProvided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1968-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Walker, Peter
Dewey number
388.3/472
Index
no index present
LC call number
HE5736
LC item number
.W35 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Cycling
  • Cycling
  • Bicycle commuting
  • Bicycle lanes
  • City planning
  • Urban transportation
  • Pedestrian facilities design
  • Sustainability
Target audience
adult
Label
How cycling can save the world, Peter Walker
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and Internet addresses
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Not everyone on a bike is a cyclist -- A healthier world -- A safer world -- A more equal world -- A happier, more prosperous world -- Build it, and they will come -- Die-ins and political bravery-- how mass cycling happens -- If bike helmets are the answer, you're asking the wrong question -- The outgroup: why cyclists are hated -- Two-wheeled technology -- Epilogue: The future is here
Extent
xv, 270 pages
Immediate source of acquisition
LSC
Isbn
9780143111771
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2016048499
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • 1813025
  • 856188
Label
How cycling can save the world, Peter Walker
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and Internet addresses
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Not everyone on a bike is a cyclist -- A healthier world -- A safer world -- A more equal world -- A happier, more prosperous world -- Build it, and they will come -- Die-ins and political bravery-- how mass cycling happens -- If bike helmets are the answer, you're asking the wrong question -- The outgroup: why cyclists are hated -- Two-wheeled technology -- Epilogue: The future is here
Extent
xv, 270 pages
Immediate source of acquisition
LSC
Isbn
9780143111771
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2016048499
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • 1813025
  • 856188

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