Bike Lanes Are White Lanes: Bicycle Advocacy and Urban Planning


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University of Nebraska Press
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5.5 X 8.5 X 0.63 inches | 0.89 pounds

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About the Author

Melody L. Hoffmann is an instructor of communication studies and journalism at Anoka Ramsey Community College. Her work has been anthologized in Culture on Two Wheels: The Bicycle in Literature and Film (Nebraska, 2016).


"Powerfully relevant."--Cat Ariail, Sport in American History--Cat Ariail "Sport in American History "
"For anyone interested in the urban role of cycling, this is an important book. Informed by an overdue concern with race, class, and gender, it critically redresses imbalances in our current understandings of cycling. [Hoffmann] usefully punctures a general liberal, middle-class complacency over the implicitly assumed superiority of the bicycle. . . . Indispensable reading if our goal is to broaden cycling's appeal and to make inclusive and just cities, as well as genuinely ecologically sustainable ones."--Dave Horton, author of Promoting Walking and Cycling: New Perspectives on Sustainable Travel

-- (09/15/2015)
"Important to many fields: transportation, race, city planning, housing and migration, sustainability, community organizing, planning and policy processes, and equity. . . . In the emerging scholarship concerning 'bike equity, ' Melody Hoffmann is an early and influential entrant."--Julian Agyeman, author of Incomplete Streets: Processes, Practices and Possibilities-- (09/15/2015)
"Environmental historians interested in urban issues will profit from Hoffmann's look at social justice issues associated with "green" development. For urban planning students, as well as anyone involved in city planning, this book could be considered required reading. Bicycle advocates will find the work provocative and a stimulus toward more inclusive efforts in creating better transportation options for all city residents. Hoffmann has written an important and significant contribution to scholarship and to public discussions about bicycles, urban living, and development."--James A. Pritchard, Environmental History-- (11/17/2018)