Roads were not built for cars: how cyclists were the first to push for good roads & became the pioneers of motoring

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Island Press,
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[2015]
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In Roads Were Not Built for Cars, Carlton Reid reveals the pivotal—and largely unrecognized—role that bicyclists played in the development of modern roadways. Reid introduces readers to cycling personalities, such as Henry Ford, and the cycling advocacy groups that influenced early road improvements, literally paving the way for the motor car. When the bicycle morphed from the vehicle of rich transport progressives in the 1890s to the “poor man’s transport” in the 1920s, some cyclists became ardent motorists and were all too happy to forget their cycling roots. But, Reid explains, many motor pioneers continued cycling, celebrating the shared links between transport modes that are now seen as worlds apart. In this engaging and meticulously researched book, Carlton Reid encourages us all to celebrate those links once again.
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subject_facet Cyclists -- History, Roads -- Design and construction -- History, Roads -- History
table_of_contents "What the Bicyclist Did for Roads" --, America's Forgotten Transport Network --, From King of the Road to Cycle Chic., Good Roads for America --, Hardtop History --, Mastodons to Motorways --, Motoring's Bicycling Beginnings --, Pedal Power --, Pioneers --, Ripley: "the Mecca of all Good Cyclists" --, Speed --, When Two Tribes Were One --, Who Owns the Roads? --, Width --, Without Bicycles Motoring Might Not Exist --
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title Roads were not built for cars : how cyclists were the first to push for good roads & became the pioneers of motoring
title_display Roads were not built for cars : how cyclists were the first to push for good roads & became the pioneers of motoring
title_full Roads were not built for cars : how cyclists were the first to push for good roads & became the pioneers of motoring / Carlton Reid
title_short Roads were not built for cars :
title_sort roads were not built for cars how cyclists were the first to push for good roads & became the pioneers of motoring
title_sub how cyclists were the first to push for good roads & became the pioneers of motoring