In the City of Bikes

Pete Jordan, author of the wildly popular Dishwasher: One Man’s Quest to Wash Dishes in All Fifty States, is back with a memoir that tells the story of his love affair with Amsterdam, the city of bikes, all the while unfolding an unknown ...

Author: Pete Jordan

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 9780062100641

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 448

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Pete Jordan, author of the wildly popular Dishwasher: One Man’s Quest to Wash Dishes in All Fifty States, is back with a memoir that tells the story of his love affair with Amsterdam, the city of bikes, all the while unfolding an unknown history of the city's cycling, from the craze of the 1890s, through the Nazi occupation, to the bike-centric culture adored by the world today Pete never planned to stay long in Amsterdam, just a semester. But he quickly falls in love with the city and soon his wife, Amy Joy, joins him. Together they explore every inch of their new home on two wheels, their rides a respite from the struggles that come with starting a new life in a new country. Weaving together personal anecdotes and details of the role that cycling has played throughout Dutch history, Pete Jordan’s In the City of Bikes: The Story of the Amsterdam Cyclist is a poignant and entertaining read.

Analyses of Successful Provincial State and Local Bicycle and Pedestrian Programs in Canada and the United States

In addition , the State provides grant support to city and county bicycle and pedestrian projects . Thus , Portland is guaranteed at least $ 100,000 per year for use on bicycle and pedestrian facilities , with the opportunity of getting ...



ISBN: UOM:39015040291729

Category: Bicycle commuting

Page: 59

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Sustainable Development Energy and the City

Both cities developed successful public "City Bikes" programmes. Amsterdam also has the higher rate of stolen bicycles, one stolen bicycle per inhabitant per year! Thanks to the development of policies and infrastructure to promote ...

Author: Voula P. Mega

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780387258201

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 281

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No progress towards sustainable development is possible without the participation of informed and aware citizens and decision-makers. This book examines a dynamic sector – energy - and a space – city - that are critical for sustainability. Urban energy systems are capital intensive and have long lives. Immediate change is difficult, but innovation is crucial for progress toward more intelligent systems. Here is an informative guide for decision makers and citizens alike.

Best Bike Rides New York City

This book is geared toward anyone interested in exploring all that the city has to offer via bike.The rides were designed to cover the city's best cycling spots and to explore distinct neighborhood landscapes.

Author: Mary Staub

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781493010288

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 320

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Best Bike Rides New York City describes more than 40 of the greatest recreational rides in New York City. Road rides, rail trails, bike paths, and single-track mountain bike rides all get included. Most rides are in the 5 to 30 mile range, allowing for great afternoon outings and family adventures.

Encyclopedia of Transportation

Infrastructure Researchers and urban planners are finding that increasing the amount and quality of bicycling ... Both Washington, D.C.'s bike share program and New York City's new (as of May 2013) Citi Bike sharing program offer ...

Author: Mark Garrett

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 9781483346519

Category: Social Science

Page: 2048

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Viewing transportation through the lens of current social, economic, and policy aspects, this four-volume reference work explores the topic of transportation across multiple disciplines within the social sciences and related areas, including geography, public policy, business, and economics. The book’s articles, all written by experts in the field, seek to answer such questions as: What has been the legacy, not just economically but politically and socially as well, of President Eisenhower’s modern interstate highway system in America? With that system and the infrastructure that supports it now in a state of decline and decay, what’s the best path for the future at a time of enormous fiscal constraints? Should California politicians plunge ahead with plans for a high-speed rail that every expert says—despite the allure—will go largely unused and will never pay back the massive investment while at this very moment potholes go unfilled all across the state? What path is best for emerging countries to keep pace with dramatic economic growth for their part? What are the social and financial costs of gridlock in our cities? Features: Approximately 675 signed articles authored by prominent scholars are arranged in A-to-Z fashion and conclude with Further Readings and cross references. A Chronology helps readers put individual events into historical context; a Reader’s Guide organizes entries by broad topical or thematic areas; a detailed index helps users quickly locate entries of most immediate interest; and a Resource Guide provides a list of journals, books, and associations and their websites. While articles were written to avoid jargon as much as possible, a Glossary provides quick definitions of technical terms. To ensure full, well-rounded coverage of the field, the General Editor with expertise in urban planning, public policy, and the environment worked alongside a Consulting Editor with a background in Civil Engineering. The index, Reader’s Guide, and cross references combine for thorough search-and-browse capabilities in the electronic edition. Available in both print and electronic formats, Encyclopedia of Transportation is an ideal reference for libraries and those who want to explore the issues that surround transportation in the United States and around the world.

Bike City Amsterdam

The dullness of Dutch bicycle culture also gradually disappeared. It is true that many of the city's residents still use an old or unattractive bicycle for everyday journeys because they are not worth stealing.

Author: Marjolein de Lange

Publisher: Nieuw Amsterdam

ISBN: 9789059375475

Category: Architecture


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The book Bike City Amsterdam, How Amsterdam became the cycling Capital of the World , by Fred Feddes and Marjolein de Lange, is the first comprehensive inside history of sixty years of successful bicycle activism, policy and culture in Amsterdam. As any visitor knows, the bicycle is omnipresent in the streets of Amsterdam, in the rhythm of its people's lives, and in the city's image. To many outsiders, Amsterdam comes close to being a cyclist's paradise. It wasn't always that way. As in many other cities, bicyclists came under pressure due to the rapid increase of car traffic in the 1960s. It was through a unique combination of grassroots activism and municipal policy, supported by advantageous circumstances and driven by smartness and perseverance, that the bicycle managed to make an astounding comeback. Bike City Amsterdam recounts the story of this long-term transformation of a city that made way for the bicycle, while the bicycle in turn helped make the city liveable again. It highlights the accomplishments of the bicycle city, as well as its setbacks and its counterforces. Its story ranges from the everyday bicycling culture, to policy choices and street design, to the notorious battle for the Rijksmuseum bicycle passageway. Written from the inside, Bike City Amsterdam acknowledges the uniqueness of the Amsterdam bicycle city, but it does so without romanticizing, analyzing its success with a keen eye on all its imperfections. By telling a detailed case history of Amsterdam, it allows its international readers to distinguish the universal lessons from the local specifics, and to draw inspiration from both. Finally, it looks ahead to the next half century in which Amsterdam can contribute to tackling global urban issues as a 'bicycle laboratory'. More information on:

Not For Tourists Guide to Chicago 2014

In its own words, the Emanuel administration has set forth a comprehensive strategy to make Chicago the best big city for bicycling. By 2020, the city plans for a 645mile network of biking facilities in order to provide a bicycle ...

Author: Not For Tourists

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781628735819

Category: Travel

Page: 336

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The Not For Tourists Guide to Chicago divides Chi-Town into sixty mapped neighborhoods. Every map is dotted with user-friendly NFT icons that plot the nearest essential services and entertainment locations, while providing important information on things like kid-friendly activities, public transportation, restaurants, bars, and Chicago’s art scene. The book also includes: · A foldout highway map · Sections on the North Side, Near North Side, Near West Side, the Greater Loop, the South Side, and Greater Chicago · More than 150 neighborhood and city maps · Details on bookstores and landmarks It’s the only key to the Windy City that Rahm Emanuel can’t give you.

The Bike Repair Book

When I think of a city bike, I think of Rutger Hauer weaving through the centre of Amsterdam with Monique van de Ven on the back. If you're not familiar with the film Turkish Delight, think of a romantic version of the swap-bike, ...

Author: Gerard Janssen

Publisher: Hardie Grant Publishing

ISBN: 9781787136892

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 112

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Cycling is more popular than ever before: it's healthy, it's cheap and it's better for the environment. People are dusting off their bicycles both for convenience and exercise, or investing in new models. But what do you do if things go wrong with your bike? Most bike problems don't require a visit to a specialist - you can fix it yourself with the right set of a spanners and a little know-how. The Bike Repair Book is your one-stop shop for fixing all bike-related issues, from punctured tyres, brake and gear problems, to broken chains. Illustrated with clear graphics and step-by-step instructions, you'll save money and time by repairing your bicycle yourself.

The Rough Guide to the Cotswolds

See also the many guided and self-guided tour options at Bainton Bikes ( 01865311610, runs an open-top bus tour around the edges of the medieval city centre (every 10–15min daily 9.30am–6pm; ...

Author: Rough Guides

Publisher: Rough Guides UK

ISBN: 9780241236246

Category: Travel

Page: 264

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The Rough Guide to the Cotswolds is your definitive handbook to one of the most beautiful and diverse holiday destinations in the UK. From stately homes and wildlife parks to modern art galleries, country walks and adventure sports, there is a section that introduces all of the regions' highlights. For every town and village, there are comprehensive and opinionated reviews of all the best places to eat, drink and stay to suit every budget. It brings the Cotswolds bang up-to-date; out go musty tearooms and chintzy B&Bs and in come the best of the area's new contemporary restaurants, boutique-styled hotels and top-rated country pubs. There's plenty of practical advice and a special focus on the region's gastronomy with features on specialist farmers' markets, local farm shops, gastro-pubs and country restaurants. The guide also comes complete with easy-to-use maps for every area making sure you don't miss the unmissable.

Lonely Planet West Coast Australia

BICYCLE Riding in the central city can be a drag (traffic, hills, no bike lanes) but Perth has some great bike tracks around the river, around Kings Park and along the beach-suburb coastline. Bikes can be taken free of charge on ferries ...

Author: Lonely Planet

Publisher: Lonely Planet

ISBN: 9781788687430

Category: Travel

Page: 539

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Lonely Planet's West Coast Australia is your passport to the most up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Snorkel at Ningaloo Marine Park; tour the Margaret River region, and experience Pinnacles Desert at dawn and sunset- all with your trusted travel companion.