a light blue watercolor background depicting a small bridge overflowing with people riding bikes.

Pedal Power: How One Community Became the Bicycle Capital of the World

by Allan Drummond

Amsterdam is well-known for being a bike city - and although nowadays bicycling within the city is a safe and beneficial aspect, Amsterdam had an incredible history of how it became to be this bike-tropolis. Within the 1970's the streets were inundated with cars leaving no room for bicycling or other forms of transportation. And unfortunately, parents were forced to rely on bikes to get around the city. This books depicts the story of those who fought for the rights of bicyclists in the city - and fought for safe streets and safer laws. With beautiful illustrations by the author, Allan Drummond truly shows the power of the pedal.