Pedaling Revolution: How Cyclists Are Changing American Cities

East Bay Bicycle Coalition and Institute of Urban and Regional Development/University of California Transportation Center are pleased to host author Jeff Mapes to discuss his book, Pedaling Revolution: How Cyclists Are Changing American Cities. The book explores the growing urban bike culture that is changing the look and feel of cities across the U.S. Not only for cyclists, this talk will inspire anyone engaged in transportation, urban planning, sustainability, and public health—and drivers trying to understand why they’re seeing so many cyclists.

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