It's unusual to see a book from a university press reviewed in the New York Times Sunday books section. It's even more unusual for the reviewer to be musician David Byrne. But this is no ordinary book.
Pedaling Revolution: How Cyclists Are Changing American Cities by Jeff Mapes is both a review of the increase in bike commuting and a call to arms to make bicyclists safer. Says Byrne: "[Mapes] lays out in an easily digestible way a fair amount of material on trip patterns, traffic safety and air pollution. ... All this information is great ammunition for those of us who would like to see American cities become more bike-friendly."
The full review is here. Read it, be inspired, then stop by M&Q and get your copy.--David E