Art of Cycling: Staying Safe on Urban Streets (2nd Edition) by Robert Hurst, Marla Streb

By Robert Hurst, Marla Streb

Author note Marla Streb (Foreword)
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The bicyclist is lower than assault from all instructions - the streets are ragged, the air is poison, and the drivers are offended. as though that weren't sufficient, the yank bike owner needs to hold the burden of historical past alongside on each ride.

After a quick heyday on the flip of the 20 th century, American cyclists fell out of the social recognition, turning into an afterthought whilst our towns have been deliberate and outfitted. Cyclists this day are left to navigate, like rats in a sewer, via a difficult and unsympathetic international that used to be now not made for them. but, with the right kind perspective and a bit wisdom, cyclists can thrive during this opposed environment.

Covering even more than simply driving a motorcycle in site visitors, writer Robert Hurst paints, in uncanny aspect, the demanding situations, innovations, and paintings of driving a motorcycle on America's glossy streets and roadways. The paintings of Cycling dismantles the bicycling adventure and slides it less than the microscope, piece by way of piece. Its basic obstacle is safeguard, yet this publication is going way past the standard counsel and how-to, diving in to the geographical regions of background, psychology, sociology, and economics.

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Rae, The Road and the Car in American Life, pp. indd 30 3/25/14 11:32 AM “WE MUST CREATE VAST AND SHELTERED PUBLIC PARKING PLACES . ” DONE AND DONE! “skyscrapers in a park,” but the attempt at derision paints a somewhat less than horrifying picture. More important than his argument for vertical density, Corbu urged a wholesale transformation of old-style cities to maximize the auto’s potential. In 1929 he declared, “wide avenues must be driven through the centers of our towns . ” The visual is one of a stake driven into the heart of the nineteenthcentury grid city.

Best to eliminate luck as a factor in their daily travels. They tame what seems uncontrollable to lesser riders. tHe Great aMeriCan potHoLe In 2012 the New York City pothole crew filled 200,666 potholes. 2 This is a job that will never be finished. As soon as one pothole is filled and steamrolled, another opens up somewhere else. This is the Law of Conservation of American Potholes. Streets are generally torn up and resurfaced after about ten years of use. In the later years of this cycle, it is expected that the streets will be buckled, cracked, and cratered.

His critics called this vision *Oregon was the first state to implement a gas tax, in 1919. By 1929 every state had established these “user fees,” which provide the majority of highway dollars. Gas taxes are probably the most popular taxes of all time. (Rae, The Road and the Car in American Life, pp. indd 30 3/25/14 11:32 AM “WE MUST CREATE VAST AND SHELTERED PUBLIC PARKING PLACES . ” DONE AND DONE! “skyscrapers in a park,” but the attempt at derision paints a somewhat less than horrifying picture.

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