Pedal Power

Pedal Power

How One Community Became the Bicycle Capital of the World

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Baker & Taylor
A tribute to the men, women and children who led the social movement that made Amsterdam the most bicycle-friendly city in the world describes the congested conditions that endangered travelers 50 years ago and the civil protests that promoted positive change. By the creator of Green City.

McMillan Palgrave
The illustrated story of how Amsterdam became the biking capital of the world.
Cycling rules the road in Amsterdam today, but that wasn't always the case. In the 1970's, Amsterdam was so crowded with vehicles that bicyclists could hardly move, but moms and kids relied on their bicycles to get around the city. PEDAL POWER is the story of the people who led protests against the unsafe streets and took over a vehicles-only tunnel on their bikes, showing what a little pedal power could do! Author and illustrator Allan Drummond returns with the story of the people that paved the way for safe biking around the world.

Baker
& Taylor

Describes how female activists like Maartje Rutten led protests against the vehicle-laden streets of Amsterdam leading the way for a bicycling movement that is still active in the city today.

Publisher: New York :, Farrar Straus Giroux Books for Young Readers,, 2017
Edition: First edition
Copyright Date: ©2017
ISBN: 9780374305277
0374305277
Characteristics: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 26 cm

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