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City Cycling, a new book by about cycling trends and policies in urban areas worldwide, will be published by MIT Press in November 2012.
From the book’s website:
City Cycling emphasizes that bicycling should not be limited to those who are highly trained, extremely fit, and daring enough to battle traffic on busy roads. The chapters describe ways to make city cycling feasible, convenient, and safe for commutes to work and school, shopping trips, visits, and other daily transportation needs. The book also offers detailed examinations and illustrations of cycling conditions in different urban environments: small cities (including Davis, California, and Delft, the Netherlands), large cities (including Sydney, Chicago, Toronto and Berlin), and “megacities” (London, New York, Paris, and Tokyo). These chapters offer a closer look at how cities both with and without historical cycling cultures have developed cycling programs over time. The book makes clear that successful promotion of city cycling depends on coordinating infrastructure, programs, and government policies.
The authors are John Pucher, Ph.D, a professor of Urban Planning at Rutgers, and Ralph Buehler, Ph.D., an Assistant Professor in Urban Affairs and Planning at Virginia Tech. Dr. Pucher has done comparative analysis of walking and biking in North America and Europe for the past 12 years and is a worldwide leader in active transportation research. Additionally, Dr. Pucher was the keynote speaker at the 2010 Texas Trails and Active Transportation conference. Dr. Buehler compares transportation across cultures, focusing on transportation policies, systems, and behaviors.
For more information about City Cycling, including how to preorder a copy, please see the book website.