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Bike Boom by Carlton Reid

"British journalist Carlton Reid fluently explains why bicycling has only had one real 'boom' in the past century-plus...The book will certainly make cycling advocates wiser."

"A well-researched, well-argued book that should be compulsory reading for anyone involved in the provision of cycle facilities."

"Reid has the easy and familiar style of the journalist, and the ability to help the reader form patterns with both cycle specific and general knowledge...this book is essential reading."
Transport Reviews

"Well-written and researched. Throughout the text, illustrations...augment the narrative."

Download Chapter 8: How the Dutch Really Got Thier Cycleways here or read it below.