Carlton Reid

Carlton Reid

Reid is the executive editor of BikeBiz magazine, a publication for the bicycle trade based in the UK.

Carlton Reid at BicycleSPACE

Monday, June 26, 2017 - 7:30pm EDT
BicycleSPACE Downtown
440 K St NW
Washington, DC 20001
United States

Join Carlton Reid, author of Bike Boom: The Unexpected Resurgence of Cycling at BicycleSPACE downtown for a book talk and signing. 

Join Carlton Reid, author of Bike Boom: The Unexpected Resurgence of Cycling at BicycleSPACE downtown for a book talk and signing. 

In Bike Boom, journalist Carlton Reid uses history to shine a spotlight on the present and demonstrates how bicycling has the potential to grow even further, if the right measures are put in place by the politicians and planners of today and tomorrow. He explores the benefits and challenges of cycling, the roles of infrastructure and advocacy, and what we can learn from cities that have successfully supported and encouraged bike booms, including London; Davis, California; Montreal; Stevenage; Amsterdam; New York; and Copenhagen.

Given that today’s global bicycling “boom” has its roots in the early 1970s, Reid draws lessons from that period.  At that time, the Dutch were investing in bike infrastructure and advocacy— the US and the UK had the choice to follow the Dutch example, but didn’t. Reid sets out to discover what we can learn from the history of bike “booms” in this entertaining and thought-provoking book.