Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Pedal Power by Allan Drummond - ADVISABLE

Drummond, Allan Pedal Power: How One Community Became the Bicycle Capital of the World.  PICTURE BOOK. FSG (Macmillan), 2017.  $18.

In the 1970’s cars were taking over the roads of Amsterdam and making life very dangerous for the bicyclists.  After it came out the over 500 children had died in bike vs car accidents, Maartje Rutten and other concerned citizens started a series of protests to get the government to change the laws and the roads to make life safer for cyclists.  The Dutch idea has slowly started to spread to other big cities.

Having spent almost two year biking around the Netherlands myself, I am a big fan of bike power.  This book is also a good example of a citizen-led change for better.

EL – ADVISABLE.  Cindy, Library Teacher

1 comment:

Ms. Yingling said...

Oh! I should read this! Haven't been to Amsterdam, but bike to work every day!