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Only by bicycle – the future of the city

Ride a Bike!

Reclaim the City

Ed. by Becker, Annette / Lampe, Stefanie / Negussie, Lessano / Cachola Schmal, Peter


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    April 2018
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    • With contributions from Jan Gehl and Kees Christiaanse
    • In the context of the exhibition of the Deutsches Architekturmuseum in Frankfurt am Main

    Aims and Scope

    Bicycles as a means of transport in cities are playing an ever more important role. The reasons are: reduction of motorcar traffic, sustainable traffic planning, reduction of noise and exhaust emissions, enhancement of the value of public space, healthier form of transport, savings potential in national health services and infrastructure expenditure.

    The book illustrates urban design ideas and architectural projects which go far beyond purely redesigning road layouts; its eight essays focus on the trend in urban design, landscape design, and traffic planning, it introduces nine exemplary bicycle traffic concepts in various cities (Barcelona, Copenhagen, New York, and Oslo amongst others), and presents 28 forward-looking individual bicycle infrastructure projects.


    26.0 x 21.0 cm
    280 pages
    Type of Publication:
    Specialist Text

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    Annette Becker, curator of Deutsches Architekturmuseum

    Peter Cachola Schmal, director of Deutsches Architekturmuseum


    "Een buitengewoon inspirerend boek."
    In moors magazine (09.08.2018), https://www.moorsmagazine.com/boeken/nonfiction/ride-a-bike-reclaim-the-city/

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