Bike Battles: A History of Sharing the American Road
by James Longhurst Author
A lively and vivid history of the bike vs car wars that have raged on US roads for 150 years. Beginning in the 1870s with the introduction of the "scorcher" to roadways filled with otherwise placid carriages and milling pedestrians, bringing us through the golden age of the automobile, World War II, the post-war years, the renewed bike boom in the 1970s, and through today. James Longhurst finds familiar conflicts stretching throughout all these eras: about road space, pot holes, laws and who obeys them, the price of gas, who pays for what, sexism, and racism. A compelling read for anyone interested in the history of bicycling in the United States.
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