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    Anyone read any good books about the car-free movment. Anything is good, nut's and bolts of how to go car-free books, books about car-free urban planning, or books about the impact of cars, whatever, if it relates to carfree post it up
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    ya i read this nifty little handbook on making car bombs..

    AHHH the FBI...i swear i was kidding...

    To the generic FBI types reading thism, or thier canadian eqivilent, the RCMP, i am not a car bomber. i just dont like them...my apologies for any bomb scares i may have created, or if i sent your country into high alert and almost started the second cold war. Any inconviences in the form of sending swat teams to arrest me and the price of dispatching a squadron of fighter pilots was accidental and not meant. lol
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    man the NSA will be on your arse soon, they are the ones monitoring the net, not the FBI.
    The NSA will bust you for excusing your hippy behaviour to the FBI and not to them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by david.l.k
    Anyone read any good books about the car-free movment. Anything is good, nut's and bolts of how to go car-free books, books about car-free urban planning, or books about the impact of cars, whatever, if it relates to carfree post it up


    Walking My Belief by Scott Savage


    Great book a good read. About how he walked for several days to turn in his DL.

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    Some good books I've read are
    Carfree cities web site Very indepth look at how one would design and run a ver nice car free citie. I want to live in one.

    Urban Bikers' Tricks & Tips by Dave Glowacz a great book some people say some of the things he suggests are dangerous and stupid (sly biking tips in traffic) but anyone who has spent a lot of time on the road will appreciate the advice within

    I was looking through the resources section of the carfree website and found a huge list of books, I managed to put holds on a bunch of them at the library, but since I haven't read any yet I will not make any recomendations
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    The immortal class : bike messengers and the cult of human power / Travis Hugh Culley.


    Outstanding book that changed my life and got rid of my car.


    Review from Library Journal


    When unpublished playwright and director Culley found it difficult to earn a living in the creative arts, he took a job as a bike messenger. This is the story of his adventures on the streets of Chicago. The author's descriptions are so vivid and apt that it is easy for the reader to imagine himself pedaling at breakneck speeds through crowded intersections and along sidewalks. More than a mere joy ride, this book is a window into the bizarre and cultlike world of the bike courier and, more significantly, a passionate plea for more sensible city planning. Culley calls for revitalizing public spaces that have been destroyed by our car culture and for developing urban designs that respect the needs and safety concerns of bicycle riders. This powerful and poetic work should establish Culley as an important new critical voice.

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    There are short reviews of several magazines on transportation alternatives in the magazine, The Utne Reader, January - February 2006, pp. 32-33.

    Some magazines that appear to deal with cycling specifically are:



    "Think Outside the Cage"

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    Another good book The Art of Urban Cycling : Lessons from the Street by Marla Streb

    Aside to Roody...Middle of the Mitten is St Louis?

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    Barnett's Manual

    Sutherland's Handbook for Bicycle Mechanics

    Should be in every home... not about being car free, about bikes and how to fix 'em. Can't think of a more valuable skill for the car free/car lite. Two best overall resources, really. Books I've learned from include:

    Bill Walton's book of cycling

    Richard's Bicycle book

    Prolly others too...
    "It's always darkest right before it goes completely black"

    Waste your money! Buy my comic book!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Denny Koll
    Another good book The Art of Urban Cycling : Lessons from the Street by Marla Streb

    Aside to Roody...Middle of the Mitten is St Louis?
    Marla Streb only wrote the forward or introduction to that book. I can't recall the name of the author, as I have lent my copy to my LBS. She has written a book too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Denny Koll
    Another good book The Art of Urban Cycling : Lessons from the Street by Marla Streb

    Aside to Roody...Middle of the Mitten is St Louis
    ?
    The author is Robert Hurst, not Marla Streb. They use Marla's name to sell more copies, she just wrote the introduction. I liked the book, but parts I disagreed with.

    I live in the middle of a bigger mitten, in Lansing MI.


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    i wonder, it might be interesting to dig up some really old books, like back during Jefferson's time..books regarding a new type of community that uses the latest invention, the bicycle. somebody must have written a story about how the bicycle could change the world

    anyway

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