Cycling Cities

The European Experience

Cycling Cities: The European Experience

Hundred Years of Policy and Practice

Editors: Ruth Oldenziel, Martin Emanuel, Adri Albert de la Bruhèze, Frank Veraart

Publisher: Foundation for the History of Technology and Rachel Carson Center for Environment and Society

256 pages, 100 illustrations, 15 graphs, full colour

Cycling Cities, a richly illustrated book, analyzes 100 years of urban policy, use, and practice in 14 European cities in 9 countries. Why did some capitals and business centers become real cycling cities and others not? The book has gained traction in the news, including The Guardian. Reviews have appeared in English, Dutch, French, and Portuguese among others.

Cycling Cities traces how policymakers, engineers, cyclists, or community groups have made a difference since the early twentieth century.

Cycling Cities covers: The Netherlands: Amsterdam, Utrecht, Enschede, Eindhoven, South-Limburg; Belgium: Antwerp; Denmark: Copenhagen; Germany: Hanover; Sweden: Stockholm, Malmö; Switzerland: Basel; United Kingdom: Manchester; Hungary: Budapest; France: Lyon.

The publication includes photos (ca. 100); tables (ca.100); graphs (11); maps (10); and info graphics (9)

Cycling Cities is for everyone interested in sustainable urban mobility. It is an invaluable resource for the growing global community of policymakers, social groups, students, and teachers.

Cycling Cities marks the launch of a major international research program for Sustainable Urban Mobility (SUM).

Cycling Cities highlights:

  • Daily cycling practices – from commuting to touring
  • Cycle infrastructures – from bicycle lanes to bike parking
  • Bike users – from activists to tourists
  • Policymaking – from politicians to traffic engineers

Cycling Cities: Copenhagen