Cyclists were written out of highway history in the 1920s and 1930s by the all-powerful motor lobby: Roads Were Not Built For Cars tells the real story, putting cyclists center stage again. Not that the book is only about cyclists. It will also contains lots of automotive history because many automobile pioneers were cyclists before becoming motorists. A surprising number of the first car manufacturers were also cyclists, including Henry Ford. Some carried on cycling right through until the 1940s. One famous motor manufacturing pioneer was a racing tricycle rider to his dying day.The Ford Motor Company (Henry Forda#39;s third stab at the auto business) was incorporated in 1903. ... Despite being one of the richest men in Britain in the 1930a50s, he didna#39;t flaunt his wealth. ... showmanship, as well as in mechanics, the automobile trade owes a considerable part of its early momentum to the bicycle trade.
|Title||:||Roads Were Not Built for Cars|
|Publisher||:||Island Press - 2015-04-09|