One Less Car

9781592136124: Hardback
Release Date: 12th March 2010

9781592136131: Paperback
Release Date: 12th March 2010

Dimensions: 152 x 229

Number of Pages: 344

Series Sporting

Temple University Press

One Less Car

Bicycling and the Politics of Automobility

Hardback / £63.00
Paperback / £23.99

Discusses the power of the bicycle to impact mobility, technology, urban space and everyday life


1 Introductions and Intersections 
2 Becoming Auto-Mobile 
3 Vélorutionaries and the Right to the (Bikeable) City 
4 Critical Mass and the Functions of Bicycle Protest 
5 Two-Wheeled Terrors and Forty-Year-Old Virgins: Mass Media and the Representation of Bicycling 
6 DIY Bike Culture 
7 Handouts, Hand Ups, or Just Lending a Hand? Community Bike Projects, Bicycle Aid, and Competing Visions of Development under Globalization 
8 Conclusion, or "We Have Nothing to Lose but Our (Bike) Chains" 


Zack Furness is an Assistant Professor of Cultural Studies at Columbia College Chicago and a member of the Bad Subjects collective. 

"One Less Car is a serious update and expansion of the social and political history of bicycling. I would own this book for the notes and bibliography alone." 
Robert Hurst, author of The Cyclist's Manifesto and The Art of Cycling