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By Carlton Reid | Comments: ( 667 ) | Date: ( Aug 21, 2019 )

Motorists are the johnny come latelies of highway history The coming of the railways in the 1830s killed off the stage coach trade almost all rural roads reverted to low level local use Cyclists were the first group in a generation to use roads and were the first to push for high quality sealed surfaces and were the first to lobby for national funding and leadership forMotorists are the johnny come latelies of highway history The coming of the railways in the 1830s killed off the stage coach trade almost all rural roads reverted to low level local use Cyclists were the first group in a generation to use roads and were the first to push for high quality sealed surfaces and were the first to lobby for national funding and leadership for roads.Without cyclists, motorists wouldn t have hit the ground running when it came to places to drive this new form of transport Roads Were Not Built for Cars is a history book, focussing on a time when cyclists had political clout, in Britain and especially in America The book researches the Road Improvements Association a lobbying group created by the Cyclists Touring Club in the 1880s and the Good Roads movement organised by the League of American Wheelmen in the same period.


  • Title: Roads Were Not Built For Cars
  • Author: Carlton Reid
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  • Page: 345
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Comments Roads Were Not Built For Cars

  • James

    Because a couple of idiots have decided to rate this book 1-star – before it's even been published – I'm rating it 5-stars (for now) until I receive my copy.


  • Christopher Lawson

    “The bicycle is the father of the good roads movement in this country.”The title, ROADS WERE NOT BUILT FOR CARS is, by the author’s own admission, an intentionally provocative title. He explains, “The title of my book is polemical, but it's also a statement of historical fact. Roads were not built for motor cars. By and large, they were built for pedestrians.”ROADS WERE NOT BUILT FOR CARS is clearly the result of a huge amount of research. Of course, the author explains the history of [...]


  • Chris Little

    I am so easily tricked into thinking that the way things are now is the way things always have been. It's self-centred thinking, of course: My way is the way.Roads Were Not Built For Cars gave plenty of blows against that approach, for which I am thankful.This fascinating book gives much insight into roads, transport, and modes of transport - as well as the conflicts that arose as change occurred.Reid writes about the United Kingdom more than any other place, the United States being a close seco [...]


  • Chris Townsend

    The real history of modern roads. Detailed and interesting.


  • Michael Halliday

    The title of this book, by the authors admission, is deliberately provocative. That said it's not an attack on motorists or an effort to claim that non motorists are holier than thou. The book is a thoroughly researched account of how we came to have such a well engineered network of roads (yes, seriously we do have well engineered roads).Carltons account covers not only the development of roads but also the traffic that uses them, how innovations in cycling such as pneumatic tyres and different [...]


  • Roman Radzins

    Carlton Reid has done an outstanding job in researching as well as presenting how the early bicycle industry not only was instrumental in leading the way to the creation of good roads, but also in how integral that industry was to the advent of the motorcar. In just a little over 100 years, history has already distanced and even dismissed the bicycle's effect on the development of the automobile. Having been employed in the automotive industry for over 40 years now, and having enjoyed bicycling [...]


  • Jon

    Was more of a collection of essays than a book , and got a bit repetitive in places. Still, it was quite interesting, and useful to remind us that the expanses of tarmac are not just for cars/vans/lorries.I suggest you read this book also: "Traffic: Why we drive the way we do (and what it says about us)" by Tom Vanderbilt.


  • Josh

    + Dense material well explained. My first kickstarted read. Web site Roads Were Not Built For Cars includes both samples and, usefully, extensive End Notes.- Wide column of text challenged my 'speed' reading habits. The motor cycle was hardly mentioned.


  • Gretchen

    I didn't finish this one - due back at the library and it was so. damn. dense. I get it - there's lots of cool historical information about roads and bikes, but I think at times the messages of the different chapters are lost in the glut of information. Interesting topic, read the chapters you're into or skim!


  • Jon

    As the title says - roads existed before cars, and cyclists helped improve the roads by demanding asphalt surfaces, and by developing many of the technologies that road transport depends on.The biographies at the beginning got a bit repetitive, and the book feels like a collection of essays rather than a whole work.


  • Gordon Wells

    For petrolheads and MAMILs alike. The cycling pedigree of motoring (and it's infrastructure) is undeniable. Those who don't want to read the whole book can skip to the appendix listing the 60+ makes of car with bicycles in their DNA.


  • John Pitts

    A very thorough history of cycling's pivotal role in the Good Roads movement and the development and popularisation of the motor car in the late nineteenth and early twentieth century.


  • Bob Groves

    Great historical perspective on roads, communication networks and societal views on changing modes of transportation.


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  • Laurence Green

    Outstanding. Incredible insight and research!


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