Bikenomics: How Bicycling Will Save the Economy (If We Let it)

Bikenomics: How Bicycling Will Save the Economy (If We Let it)

Paperback Bicycle

By (author) Elly Blue

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  • Publisher: Microcosm Publishing
  • Format: Paperback | 192 pages
  • Dimensions: 127mm x 201mm x 18mm | 113g
  • Publication date: 20 March 2014
  • Publication City/Country: Bloomington, IN
  • ISBN 10: 1621060039
  • ISBN 13: 9781621060031
  • Sales rank: 201,993

Product description

Bikenomics provides a surprising and compelling new perspective on the way we get around and on how we spend our money, as families and as a society. The book starts with a look at Americans' real transportation costs, and moves on to examine the current civic costs of our transportation system. Blue tells the stories of people, businesses, organizations, and cities who are investing in two-wheeled transportation. The multifaceted North American bicycle movement is revealed, with its contradictions, challenges, successes, and visions.

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Author information

Elly Blue is the author of "Everyday Bicycling" and her work has appeared on and in "BikePortland," "Bitch Magazine," "Grist Magazine," "Momentum "magazine, and "Reclaim Magazine." She has been featured on "Democracy Now!," Oregon Public Broadcasting, and in the "Oregonian," and she blogs about bicycling and empowerment at She lives in Portland, Oregon.

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"Blue's approach is down-to-earth, practical, and kind." --Sarah Goodyear, "The Atlantic Cities"