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One Less Car: Bicycling and the Politics of Automobility (Sporting) Paperback – March 12, 2010

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Editorial Reviews

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"I love One Less Car for its depth of field. Furness weaves together the myriad sociological, artistic, political and ethical impacts of the bicycle in a scholarly 300-page treatise."
-Jacquie Phelan, Mountain biking pioneer, three-time national champion, and founder of the Women's Mountain Bike & Tea Society (WOMBATS)


"[I]mpressive in its scope and detail.... One Less Car offer[s] insights into an aspect of U.S. cycling that, until recently, has been overlooked." 
-Transfers: Journal of Interdisciplinary Mobility Studies


"Furness has produced a remarkable book. It is at once a history of bicycling in (mostly) the US; a cultural analysis of the bicycle, the car, and auto-mobility; and a solid piece of advocacy for bicycle-friendly policies. This solidly researched book covers a remarkable amount of territory....Highly Recommended."
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"[Furness] puts forward an intelligent (and clearly impassioned) picture of a safer, saner, and sounder approach to mobility in the form of the bicycle...[T]his book brings our attention to an understudied and significant arena in the understanding of mobility...a valuable and delightful read." 
-Contemporary Sociology


"Furness offers a firm and thoroughgoing political critique of assumptions and practices inherent in much cycling work that is often missing from other analyses.
-Technology and Culture


"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

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