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One Less Car

Autor: Zack Furness
Publisher: Temple University Press
ISBN: 9781592136148
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The power of the bicycle to impact mobility, technology, urban space and everyday life.

One Less Car

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This article examines a counter-hegemonic movement in a developing economy and its participants' meanings, beliefs, and practices related to consumer resistance and sustainable consumption. The authors first discuss how participants share meanings connected to urban mobility, the intrinsic connection of objects such as bicycles to their identities, and the symbolic nature of these objects. The authors then discuss the participants' beliefs regarding ideologies of consumption and consumerism as well as their political and social demands and criticism. Finally, their consumption habits are examined and explained at the individual and collective levels. Sustainability is the main influence on their cycling activities and is symbolized in the bicycle as an object. The hedonic side of sustainable consumption is expressed in their shared practices, and their actions are already affecting the city's policy-making and sustainability initiatives.

Go Green Live Rich

Autor: David Bach
Publisher: Crown Business
ISBN: 076793024X
File Size: 26,79 MB
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Let David Bach show you a whole new way to prosper—by going green Internationally renowned financial expert and bestselling author David Bach has always urged readers to put their financial lives in line with their values. But what if your values are a cleaner and greener earth? Most people think that “going green” is an expensive choice they can’t afford. Bach is here to say that you can have both: a life in line with your green values and a million dollars in the bank. Go Green, Live Rich outlines fifty ways to make your life, your home, your shopping, and your finances greener—and get rich trying. From driving the right car to making your home energy smart, Bach offers ways to improve the environment while you spend less, save more, earn more, and pay fewer taxes. Best of all, he shows you exactly how to take advantage of the "green wave" in personal finance without the difficult work of evaluating individual stocks. What's more, he will get you thinking about a green business of your own so you can help the world along as it is changing for the better. David Bach is on a mission to teach the world that you can live a great life by living a green life. With Go Green, Live Rich, you can live in line with your eco-values on the road to financial freedom.

Bike Lanes Are White Lanes

Autor: Melody L. Hoffmann
Publisher: U of Nebraska Press
ISBN: 0803288204
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"The number of bicyclists are increasing in the United States, especially among the working class and people of color. In contrast to the demographics of bicyclists in the United States, advocacy for bicycling has focused mainly on the interests of white, upwardly mobile bicyclists, leading to neighborhood conflicts and accusations of racist planning. In Bike Lanes Are White Lanes, scholar Melody L. Hoffmann argues that the bicycle has varied cultural meaning as a "rolling signifier." That is, the bicycle's meaning changes in different spaces, with different people, and in different cultures. The rolling signification of the bicycle contributes to building community, influences gentrifying urban planning, and upholds systemic race and class barriers. In this study of three prominent U.S. cities--Milwaukee, Portland, and Minneapolis--Hoffmann examines how the burgeoning popularity of urban bicycling is trailed by systemic issues of racism, classism, and displacement. From a pro-cycling perspective, Bike Lanes Are White Lanes highlights many problematic aspects of urban bicycling culture and its advocacy as well as positive examples of people trying earnestly to bring their community together through bicycling. "--

Cycling For Dummies

Autor: Gavin Wright
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0730376664
File Size: 27,65 MB
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Discover the joys and benefitsof riding a bike Whether you're looking to join the Lycra brigade, tear down mountain bike trails or simply teach yourself — or your child — how to ride, this practical guide covers all your needs, from choosing the right bike and accessories to hitting the road and trails. Improve your health and fitness, reduce your carbon footprint and have fun along the way! Pick the bike and equipment that suit you — determine whether a road bike, mountain bike or something in-between is best for you Find the time to incorporate cycling into your lifestyle — start commuting to work and plan your cycling schedule Understand your rights and responsibilities as a cyclist — know the regulations that apply in your local area Stay safe in traffic and off-road — be seen and heard, and feel confident when dealing with potential dangers and hazards Train to improve — adopt programs to improve your speed and endurance on the road, or your fitness and skill for mountain biking Prepare yourself and your bike for touring — research your route and transport options, get your bike ready and know what to pack Get your kids on a bike — add a child to your bike, pick the right bike for your older child and teach your kids to ride the easy way Maintain yourself and your bike — prevent or ease cycling ailments and learn how to repair and service your bike Open the book and find: How your bike should be adjusted to fit you Advice on the easiest way to get on a bike and start pedalling How to avoid dangers presented by cars, trucks, dogs and birds Tips for riding with other people Pointers on incorporating cycling into the school run Guidelines for eating and drinking before, during and after cycling The ten best rides in Australia and New Zealand Ten great tours and races from around the world Learn to: Choose the right bike for you and your lifestyle Select the best gear to keep you looking good and riding well Obey the road rules and stay safe Find your riding style, from off-roading to cycling with kids

The Sense Of Style

Autor: Steven Pinker
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 069817030X
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“Charming and erudite," from the author of Enlightenment Now, "The wit and insight and clarity he brings . . . is what makes this book such a gem.” — Why is so much writing so bad, and how can we make it better? Is the English language being corrupted by texting and social media? Do the kids today even care about good writing—and why should we care? From the author of The Better Angels of Our Nature and Enlightenment Now. In this entertaining and eminently practical book, the cognitive scientist, dictionary consultant, and New York Times–bestselling author Steven Pinker rethinks the usage guide for the twenty-first century. Using examples of great and gruesome modern prose while avoiding the scolding tone and Spartan tastes of the classic manuals, he shows how the art of writing can be a form of pleasurable mastery and a fascinating intellectual topic in its own right. The Sense of Style is for writers of all kinds, and for readers who are interested in letters and literature and are curious about the ways in which the sciences of mind can illuminate how language works at its best.

State Of The World 2010

Autor: The Worldwatch Institute
Publisher: Island Press
ISBN: 1610916298
File Size: 13,99 MB
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Like a tsunami, consumerism has engulfed human cultures and Earth’s ecosystems. Left unaddressed, we risk global disaster. But if we channel this wave, intentionally transforming our cultures to center on sustainability, we will not only prevent catastrophe, but may usher in an era of sustainability—one that allows all people to thrive while protecting, even restoring, Earth. In State of the World 2010, sixty renowned researchers and practitioners describe how we can harness the world’s leading institutions—education, the media, business, governments, traditions, and social movements—to reorient cultures toward sustainability.

State Of The World 2007

Autor: The Worldwatch Institute
Publisher: Island Press
ISBN: 1610916328
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In 2008, half of the Earth’s population will live in urban areas, marking the first time in history that humans are an urban species. State of the World 2007: Our Urban Future examines changes in the ways cities are managed, built, and lived in that could tip the balance towards a healthier and more peaceful urban future.

Feasibility Study Of Road Pricing In The Uk

Autor: Great Britain. Dept. for Transport
Publisher: The Stationery Office
ISBN: 9781904763499
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This study considers the feasibility of options for a new system of charging for road use in the UK, in order to make better use of road capacity and to help reduce traffic congestion. This would mean moving away from the current motoring taxation system and introducing a variable charging system depending on the level of road congestion. Issues discussed include: public attitudes, travel trends, options for national road pricing, institutional aspects of implementation, possible interim options to a national scheme, including the UK lorry road user charging scheme and local congestion charging pathfinder schemes. Amongst the report's conclusions, it finds that national road pricing is becoming feasible in the medium-term (in 10 to 15 years) and could meet the Government's objectives. However, its successful implementation requires the promotion of a greater degree of public acceptance. Although a national scheme is still some years off, a number of practical steps can be taken now in preparation, including promoting a public debate to inform and raise awareness, with research into road users' behaviour and implications for business; working with car manufacturers in the development of vehicle technology standards; and working with local authorities on introducing local charging schemes to tackle congestion problems. This document is published alongside the Transport White Paper "The future of transport: a network for 2030" (Cm. 6234, ISBN 0101623429).

Thoughts And Commentary

Autor: Dale L. Netherton
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1456860321
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This book consists of a series of essays covering a wide range of topics and viewpoints. Many of the topics cover contemporary issues, some are more universal and there are two sections that cover eclectic selections entitled “Open Commentary” and “Inquiries About Common Assumptions”. These essays are designed to stimulate your contemplative urges and as essays, can be read and reread in the leisure hours when contemplation about an issue seems appropriate. These essays were written over several year’s time and represent thoughts captured and generated about current events, popular and unpopular notions, seemingly unsolvable dilemmas, major news, mysteries and methods. This book was not written as a something for everyone tome, but a multitude of topics that need more analysis and reflection than is provided by the popular opinions viewed in the media. This book usually offers a different “take” on the common opinions voiced in editorials, news analysis and platitudes. It is the author’s hope that there are readers looking for insights that reflect genuine real world solutions, techniques and direction. This is the kind of writing I wanted to read and found I had to produce it to see it in print. The enjoyment I feel is what I wish to impart to the reader. To whomever finds that enjoyment, I dedicate this book. For additional essays and topics please visit and search under my name. I wish to acknowledge the support and proof reading to my wife Donna,