Read About Biking for Transportation
Switching from fossil fueled transportation to human powered transportation is a healthy way to stay in shape and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. But don’t take our word for it, here are a few great reads on how biking can (and has) changed the world:
How Cycling Can Save the World by Peter Walker: Copenhagen and Utrecht in the Netherlands have embraced cycling and the results are clear: not only has a cycling culture improved the environment, but it has reduced obesity and improved mental health. Could cycling save the world? Maybe. But after reading the well-researched book by Peter Walker you will be certain cycling can change your life.
Building the Cycling City: The Dutch Blueprint for Urban Vitality by Chris and Melissa Bruntlett: Have you ever hoped for a magic pill that could decrease obesity, reduce traffic congestion, limit climate change, improve inequity, and eliminate social isolation? It may not be a magic bill but local experts from five Dutch cities share how a cycling culture has impacted all five of these concerns. The Netherlands is the only country in the world that has more bikes than people and Building the Cycling City will share how the Dutch have become a cycling nation.
Emmanuel’s Dream: The True Story of Emmanuel Ofosu Yeboah by Laurie Ann Thompson: Emmanuel Ofosu Yeboah’s inspiring true story starts in Ghana, where he was born with one deformed leg. But disability did not stop Emmanuel as he hopped to school (2 miles each way), played soccer, and in 2001 he rode 400 miles across Ghana to share the message that disability is not inability. Emmanuel’s life is a celebration of overcoming adversity. This heartwarming story inspires young people to reach for their dreams even when the world seems to stand in your way.
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