Wonderful book. It made me sad initially when the author outlines how the car centred world came about with the awful carnage that comes with it. As the chapters unfold you're able to see glimmers of hope for a more people centred transport system. This is a must read for the perplexed.
I loved this book! I really couldn't put it better than Chris Boardman - if I was writing a book about cycling, this is the book I'd wish I'd written! Actually, my one very minor gripe is with the title. I think it's just a touch hyperbolic to suggest that cycling could 'save the world'. However, I think that any person of reasonably sound and open mind would come to the conclusion, after reading this book, that a world with more cycling and less driving would be a cleaner, healthier, friendlier, kinder, more efficient, more connected and generally more desirable one!
Informed, entertaining, and by turns evocative and yet factual. Upbeat and still realistic. Couldn't stop reading it, worth every penny. We are just like the fireflies of Manila. Inspiring, but not pie-in-the-sky at all. The author has clearly undertaken plenty of research, and spoken to many influential people involved in the research of, and decision-making about transport systems. Thank you, Mr. Walker. Chapeau!
Thanks for writing this book. Even as an enthusiastic and informed cyclist it has made me re think my rights and how I am being treated on the roads. Hugely informative and in depth. I am recommending it to everyone.
Sceptic or enthusiast, this is a book that everyone should read. Carefully argued, with compelling evidence, Walker shows how cycling can help to transform our cities, our health, our lives, for the better.
A book packed full of statistics which proves to me that cycling is the best form of exercise. So well researched and written you will not want to put it down. Also privileged in meeting the Author in Cardiff-Inspirational