Saturday, August 14, 2010

The eBike Shelf: Effective Cycling, by John Forester

Effective Cycling, by John Forester, is a copious book that explores many angles of cycling and cycling culture.  Often lauded as the authoritative source for beginning riders as well as those with more experience, he posits that "Cyclists fare best when they act and are treated as drivers of vehicles." From this starting point, he builds a convincing argument, supported with instructional tips and years of experience, about riding and integrating safely with traffic.  I still like separate dedicated bike infrastructure, but this book helped me think more critically about how I ride with traffic.  Though lacking in any content about electric bikes, it's a great general guide book, and a valuable reference source.

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