Effective Cycling

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MIT Press, 1993 - Sports & Recreation - 599 pages
The core of John Forester's concept of effective cycling is that bicyclists fare best when they act, and are treated in return, as drivers of vehicles, with the same rights and responsibilities that other drivers have.

In this new edition of his classic introductory work, Forester reasserts this idea in terms of practice and education as well as theory while also addressing - among much else - the two major forces that have shaped bicycling since the early 1980s: the proliferation of high-quality equipment (including the phenomenal increase in popularity of mountain bikes) and the seriously insufficient progress on the social, political, and psychological fronts.

The book is filled with details, strategies, and tips that will be useful both to occasional cyclists and to those who enjoy bicycling as a way of life - all drawn from the author's many years of experience as a cyclist, a Cycling Transportation Engineer, and the founder of the Effective Cycling Program.

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