Roads Were Not Built for Cars

Roads Were Not Built for Cars

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Cyclists were written out of highway history in the 1920s and 1930s by the all-powerful motor lobby: Roads Were Not Built For Cars tells the real story, putting cyclists center stage again. Not that the book is only about cyclists. It will also contains lots of automotive history because many automobile pioneers were cyclists before becoming motorists. A surprising number of the first car manufacturers were also cyclists, including Henry Ford. Some carried on cycling right through until the 1940s. One famous motor manufacturing pioneer was a racing tricycle rider to his dying day.The show organisers, perhaps under instructions from the Nazi propaganda department, changed some vehicle names. A Benz Velocipede from 1896 ... The 25-year-old ... He also made a pioneering electric car and today the company he founded makes the Range Rover Evoque and others in the a€œRovera€ stable. The firstanbsp;...

Title:Roads Were Not Built for Cars
Author:Carlton Reid
Publisher:Island Press - 2015-04-09


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