Recommended Reading

Below is our recommended reading list:

Bike Nation 2017, Peter Walker
ISBN 9781911214946
Synopsis: A summary of the vast knowledge that has accumulated on urban transport and mode shift in respect of cycling. And a call to political action given the urgency of carbon reduction, public health improvements and community safety. An excellent read for background knowledge building the case for healthy cities.

Streetfight 2016, Janette Sadik-Khan & Seth Solomonow
ISBN-10: 0525429840 ISBN-13: 978-0525429845
Synopsis: A first-hand account of how political resolve and new technical expertise civilised New York streets. This book should be of interest to decision makers who want to make a difference. Building alliances is vital.

City Cycling 2012, John Pucher (Editor), Ralph Buehler (Editor)
ISBN-10: 0262517817 ISBN-13: 978-0262517812
Synopsis: Another academic assessment of what is required to get more people cycling. Another well-researched call for policies and infrastructure.

The Energy Glut: The Politics of Fatness in an Overheating World 2010, Ian Roberts
ISBN-10: 1848135181 ISBN-13: 978-1848135185
Synopsis: sustainable travel and unhealthy lifestyles are linked. More space must be given to active travel, and that’s a political (not a personal) problem.

Traffic: Why we drive the way we do (and what it says about us) 2009, Tom Vanderbilt
ISBN-10: 0141027398 ISBN-13: 978-0141027395
Synopsis: Funny and eye-opening read on what happens when you get into a car and close that door…

Beauty and the Bike 2009, Beatrix Wupperman and Richard Grassick
http://www.bikebeauty.org/ Darlington Media Group, Arts Centre, Vane Terrace, Darlington. DL3 7AX.
Contact email dmg@bikebeauty.org

Traffic Jam: Ten Years of Sustainable Transport in the UK 2008
Iain Docherty (Editor), Jon Shaw (Editor)
ISBN-10: 1847420729 ISBN-13: 978-1847420725
Synopsis: Damning assessment of sustainable travel policy in the UK, political will and the road lobby.

Car Sick 2006, Lynn Sloman
ISBN-10: 190399876X ISBN-13: 978-1903998762
Synopsis: Life without car overuse is possible. The majority is in favour for this to happen. We have to squeeze road space for car use, to provide better walking and safer cycling conditions.