Pedal Power: How One Community Became the Bicycle Capital of the World (Hardcover)

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As a cyclist who regularly commutes by bike, I run into issues with cars and traffic on a daily basis. But visiting Amsterdam and biking around was a revelation. Thanks to Allan Drummond, young readers can now get a look at why Amsterdam is such a bike-friendly city and may feel inspired to take part in local activism.


— From Pedal Power


Cycling rules the road in Amsterdam today, but that wasn't always the case. In the 1970's, Amsterdam was so crowded with vehicles that bicyclists could hardly move, but moms and kids relied on their bicycles to get around the city. PEDAL POWER is the story of the people who led protests against the unsafe streets and took over a vehicles-only tunnel on their bikes, showing what a little pedal power could do Author and illustrator Allan Drummond returns with the story of the people that paved the way for safe biking around the world.

About the Author

Allan Drummond is the author and illustrator of many books, including Tin Lizzie, Energy Island, and Green City. He studied in the Royal College of Art in London and currently lives in Suffolk, England.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780374305277
ISBN-10: 0374305277
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (Byr)
Publication Date: March 28th, 2017
Pages: 40
Language: English