One Less Car

One Less Car Author Zack Furness
ISBN-10 9781592136148
Release 2010-03-12
Pages 348
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Although millions of people in the United States love to ride bicycles for exercise or leisure, statistics show that only 1% of the total U.S. population ride bicycles for transportation—and barely half as many use bikes to commute to work. In his original and exciting book, One Less Car, Zack Furness examines what it means historically, culturally, socioeconomically, and politically to be a bicycle transportation advocate/activist. Presenting an underground subculture of bike enthusiasts who aggressively resist car culture, Furness maps out the cultural trajectories between mobility, technology, urban space and everyday life. He connects bicycling to radical politics, public demonstrations, alternative media production (e.g., ‘zines), as well as to the development of community programs throughout the world. One Less Car also positions the bicycle as an object with which to analyze and critique some of the dominant cultural and political formations in the U.S.—and even breaks down barriers of race, class and gender privilege that are interconnected to mobility. For Furness, bicycles not only liberate people from technology, they also support social and environmental justice. So, he asks, Why aren’t more Americans adopting them for their transportation needs?



One Less Car

One Less Car Author Zack Furness
ISBN-10 9781592136148
Release 2010-03-12
Pages 348
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Although millions of people in the United States love to ride bicycles for exercise or leisure, statistics show that only 1% of the total U.S. population ride bicycles for transportation—and barely half as many use bikes to commute to work. In his original and exciting book, One Less Car, Zack Furness examines what it means historically, culturally, socioeconomically, and politically to be a bicycle transportation advocate/activist. Presenting an underground subculture of bike enthusiasts who aggressively resist car culture, Furness maps out the cultural trajectories between mobility, technology, urban space and everyday life. He connects bicycling to radical politics, public demonstrations, alternative media production (e.g., ‘zines), as well as to the development of community programs throughout the world. One Less Car also positions the bicycle as an object with which to analyze and critique some of the dominant cultural and political formations in the U.S.—and even breaks down barriers of race, class and gender privilege that are interconnected to mobility. For Furness, bicycles not only liberate people from technology, they also support social and environmental justice. So, he asks, Why aren’t more Americans adopting them for their transportation needs?



One Less Car

One Less Car Author Zack Furness
ISBN-10 NWU:35556039566872
Release 2010-03-12
Pages 348
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In his original and exciting book, One Less Car, Zack Furness examines what it means historically, culturally, socioeconomically, and politically to be a bicycle transportation advocate/activist. --Book Jacket.



Bike Lanes Are White Lanes

Bike Lanes Are White Lanes Author Melody L Hoffmann
ISBN-10 9780803276789
Release 2016-07
Pages 210
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The number of bicyclists is increasing in the United States, especially among the working class and people of color. In contrast to the demographics of bicyclists in the United States, advocacy for bicycling has focused mainly on the interests of white upwardly mobile bicyclists, leading to neighborhood conflicts and accusations of racist planning. In Bike Lanes Are White Lanes, scholar Melody L. Hoffmann argues that the bicycle has varied cultural meaning as a “rolling signifier.” That is, the bicycle’s meaning changes in different spaces, with different people, and in different cultures. The rolling signification of the bicycle contributes to building community, influences gentrifying urban planning, and upholds systemic race and class barriers. In this study of three prominent U.S. cities—Milwaukee, Portland, and Minneapolis—Hoffmann examines how the burgeoning popularity of urban bicycling is trailed by systemic issues of racism, classism, and displacement. From a pro-cycling perspective, Bike Lanes Are White Lanes highlights many problematic aspects of urban bicycling culture and its advocacy as well as positive examples of people trying earnestly to bring their community together through bicycling.



How to Live Well Without Owning a Car

How to Live Well Without Owning a Car Author Chris Balish
ISBN-10 1580087574
Release 2006
Pages 216
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Exposes the true costs of car ownership and explains how car-free living can lead to financial freedom.



State of the World 2010

State of the World 2010 Author The Worldwatch Institute
ISBN-10 9781610916295
Release 2015-03-19
Pages 266
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Like a tsunami, consumerism has engulfed human cultures and Earth’s ecosystems. Left unaddressed, we risk global disaster. But if we channel this wave, intentionally transforming our cultures to center on sustainability, we will not only prevent catastrophe, but may usher in an era of sustainability—one that allows all people to thrive while protecting, even restoring, Earth. In State of the World 2010, sixty renowned researchers and practitioners describe how we can harness the world’s leading institutions—education, the media, business, governments, traditions, and social movements—to reorient cultures toward sustainability.



The Driver in the Driverless Car

The Driver in the Driverless Car Author Vivek Wadhwa
ISBN-10 9781626569720
Release 2017-04-03
Pages 240
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A computer beats the reigning human champion of Go, a game harder than chess. Another is composing classical music. Labs are creating life-forms from synthetic DNA. A doctor designs an artificial trachea, uses a 3D printer to produce it, and implants it and saves a child's life. Astonishing technological advances like these are arriving in increasing numbers. Scholar and entrepreneur Vivek Wadhwa uses this book to alert us to dozens of them and raise important questions about what they may mean for us. Breakthroughs such as personalized genomics, self-driving vehicles, drones, and artificial intelligence could make our lives healthier, safer, and easier. But the same technologies raise the specter of a frightening, alienating future: eugenics, a jobless economy, complete loss of privacy, and ever-worsening economic inequality. As Wadhwa puts it, our choices will determine if our future is Star Trek or Mad Max. Wadhwa offers us three questions to ask about every emerging technology: Does it have the potential to benefit everyone equally? What are its risks and rewards? And does it promote autonomy or dependence? Looking at a broad array of advances in this light, he emphasizes that the future is up to us to create—that even if our hands are not on the wheel, we will decide the driverless car's destination.



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Trunk connections   Resistance coils and cables   Railway motors   Simple control circuits   Series parallel control   Metallic return systems   Car wiring diagrams   Electric car heating and lighting   Hand brakes Author International Correspondence Schools
ISBN-10 WISC:89071909477
Release 1907
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Trunk connections Resistance coils and cables Railway motors Simple control circuits Series parallel control Metallic return systems Car wiring diagrams Electric car heating and lighting Hand brakes has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Trunk connections Resistance coils and cables Railway motors Simple control circuits Series parallel control Metallic return systems Car wiring diagrams Electric car heating and lighting Hand brakes also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Trunk connections Resistance coils and cables Railway motors Simple control circuits Series parallel control Metallic return systems Car wiring diagrams Electric car heating and lighting Hand brakes book for free.



Critical Mass

Critical Mass Author Chris Carlsson
ISBN-10 1902593596
Release 2002
Pages 256
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Documenting 10 years of fun, radical, spontaneous bicycle demonstrations that challenge the autocentric world.



Bike Battles

Bike Battles Author James Longhurst
ISBN-10 9780295805993
Release 2015-06-08
Pages 306
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Americans have been riding bikes for more than a century now. So why are most American cities still so ill-prepared to handle cyclists? James Longhurst, a historian and avid cyclist, tackles that question by tracing the contentious debates between American bike riders, motorists, and pedestrians over the shared road. Bike Battles explores the different ways that Americans have thought about the bicycle through popular songs, merit badge pamphlets, advertising, films, newspapers and sitcoms. Those associations shaped the actions of government and the courts when they intervened in bike policy through lawsuits, traffic control, road building, taxation, rationing, import tariffs, safety education and bike lanes from the 1870s to the 1970s. Today, cycling in American urban centers remains a challenge as city planners, political pundits, and residents continue to argue over bike lanes, bike-share programs, law enforcement, sustainability, and public safety. Combining fascinating new research from a wide range of sources with a true passion for the topic, Longhurst shows us that these battles are nothing new; in fact they�re simply a continuation of the original battle over who is - and isn�t - welcome on our roads. Watch the trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WNleJ0tDvqg



State of the World 2007

State of the World 2007 Author The Worldwatch Institute
ISBN-10 9781610916325
Release 2015-03-19
Pages 277
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In 2008, half of the Earth’s population will live in urban areas, marking the first time in history that humans are an urban species. State of the World 2007: Our Urban Future examines changes in the ways cities are managed, built, and lived in that could tip the balance towards a healthier and more peaceful urban future.



Feasibility Study of Road Pricing in the UK

Feasibility Study of Road Pricing in the UK Author Great Britain. Dept. for Transport
ISBN-10 1904763499
Release 2004
Pages 192
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This study considers the feasibility of options for a new system of charging for road use in the UK, in order to make better use of road capacity and to help reduce traffic congestion. This would mean moving away from the current motoring taxation system and introducing a variable charging system depending on the level of road congestion. Issues discussed include: public attitudes, travel trends, options for national road pricing, institutional aspects of implementation, possible interim options to a national scheme, including the UK lorry road user charging scheme and local congestion charging pathfinder schemes. Amongst the report's conclusions, it finds that national road pricing is becoming feasible in the medium-term (in 10 to 15 years) and could meet the Government's objectives. However, its successful implementation requires the promotion of a greater degree of public acceptance. Although a national scheme is still some years off, a number of practical steps can be taken now in preparation, including promoting a public debate to inform and raise awareness, with research into road users' behaviour and implications for business; working with car manufacturers in the development of vehicle technology standards; and working with local authorities on introducing local charging schemes to tackle congestion problems. This document is published alongside the Transport White Paper "The future of transport: a network for 2030" (Cm. 6234, ISBN 0101623429).



Maybelle the Cable Car

Maybelle the Cable Car Author Virginia Lee Burton
ISBN-10 9780547422329
Release 1997-03-31
Pages 48
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Maybelle was a cable car a San Francisco cable car. . . She rang her gong and sang her song from early morn till late at night. . . . By recounting the actual events in San Francisco's effort to keep the city's cable cars running, this classic story illustrates how the voice of the people can be heard in the true spirit of democracy. Virginia Lee Burton's original art for Maybelle the Cable Car was retrieved from the archives of the San Francisco Public Library to re-create this edition with all the vibrant charm of the original, which was published in 1952.



The Great Neighborhood Book

The Great Neighborhood Book Author Jay Walljasper
ISBN-10 9781550923421
Release 2007-06-01
Pages 192
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Abandoned lots and litter-strewn pathways, or rows of green beans and pockets of wildflowers? Graffiti-marked walls and desolate bus stops, or shady refuges and comfortable seating? What transforms a dingy, inhospitable area into a dynamic gathering place? How do individuals take back their neighborhood? Neighborhoods decline when the people who live there lose their connection and no longer feel part of their community. Recapturing that sense of belonging and pride of place can be as simple as planting a civic garden or placing some benches in a park. The Great Neighborhood Book explains how most struggling communities can be revived, not by vast infusions of cash, not by government, but by the people who live there. The author addresses such challenges as traffic control, crime, comfort and safety, and developing economic vitality. Using a technique called “placemaking”—the process of transforming public space—this exciting guide offers inspiring real-life examples that show the magic that happens when individuals take small steps and motivate others to make change. This book will motivate not only neighborhood activists and concerned citizens but also urban planners, developers, and policymakers. Jay Walljasper is a senior fellow of Project for Public Spaces (PPS), whose mission is to create and sustain enriching public places that build communities. He is a former editor of The Utne Reader and currently executive editor of Ode magazine. Inspired by European cities, The Great Neighborhood Book highlights practical solutions for the revitalization of North American cities.



Thoughts and Commentary

Thoughts and Commentary Author Dale L. Netherton
ISBN-10 9781456860325
Release 2011-02-02
Pages 384
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This book consists of a series of essays covering a wide range of topics and viewpoints. Many of the topics cover contemporary issues, some are more universal and there are two sections that cover eclectic selections entitled “Open Commentary” and “Inquiries About Common Assumptions”. These essays are designed to stimulate your contemplative urges and as essays, can be read and reread in the leisure hours when contemplation about an issue seems appropriate. These essays were written over several year’s time and represent thoughts captured and generated about current events, popular and unpopular notions, seemingly unsolvable dilemmas, major news, mysteries and methods. This book was not written as a something for everyone tome, but a multitude of topics that need more analysis and reflection than is provided by the popular opinions viewed in the media. This book usually offers a different “take” on the common opinions voiced in editorials, news analysis and platitudes. It is the author’s hope that there are readers looking for insights that reflect genuine real world solutions, techniques and direction. This is the kind of writing I wanted to read and found I had to produce it to see it in print. The enjoyment I feel is what I wish to impart to the reader. To whomever finds that enjoyment, I dedicate this book. For additional essays and topics please visit http://www.Americanchronicle.com and search under my name. I wish to acknowledge the support and proof reading to my wife Donna,



Pedaling Revolution

Pedaling Revolution Author Jeff Mapes
ISBN-10 0870714198
Release 2009
Pages 288
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A grassroots movement is carving out a niche for bicycles on citystreets. In Pedaling Revolution, Jeff Mapes, a longtimepolitical reporter and bike commuter, explores the growth of bicycleadvocacy and issues such as the environmental, safety, and healthaspects of biking for short trips. Essential reading for anyone whorides their bike to work or on errands, works in transportation orurban planning, or just wonders why they are seeing so many morebicyclists on the road.



Integrated Urban Models for Simulation of Transit and Land Use Policies

Integrated Urban Models for Simulation of Transit and Land Use Policies Author Eric J. Miller
ISBN-10 0309063248
Release 1999-01-01
Pages 31
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