Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Join the Revolution Tonight!

Tonight at 7 pm at Broadway Books, Oregonian senior political reporter Jeff Mapes will be here to read from his new book, Pedaling Revolution: How Cyclists are Changing American Cities, published by Oregon State University Press. This book has stormed out of the gate. The publisher reports that the first printing has already sold out! (But not to worry; you can still get copies from us.) And one of our regulars called to say that reading this book had changed the way she views the world around her. In a world of increasing traffic congestion, a grassroots movement is carving out a niche for bicycles on city streets. And that means increased interaction and communication between drivers and riders. What will that interaction be like? Pedaling Revolution explores the growing bike culture that is changing the look and feel of cities, suburbs, and small towns across North America. In chapters that focus on big cities, college towns, and America's most successful bike city -- Portland -- Mapes shows how cyclists, with the encouragement of local officials, are claiming a share of the valuable streetscape. Please come join us!

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