(Art by Matt Fleming)
Amy Walker, co-founder and former creative director of Vancouver BC-based Momentum Magazine has been working on a new book: On Bicycles: 50 Ways the New Bike Culture Can Change Your Life. The book is a collection of essays written by 33 contributors, six of whom are from Portland.
One of the chapters was written by Elly Blue, our esteemed author of the Monday Roundup and former managing editor.
Walker left Momentum for other projects back in January of this year. She says the book will be in stores this fall but you can pre-order it now.
Here’s a blurb from the publisher:
“Whether people are riding folding bikes to the train, or slipping through traffic on tricked-out fixed-gears, or carrying children and groceries on their utility bikes, bicycles are making urban life more dynamic, more enjoyable — simply better. People are giving up their cars. Cities are holding car-free street festivals for walking and biking. Dedicated bike lanes and bike parking are taking the streets back from cars. Bikes in general are becoming a bigger part of daily life for a lot of urban dwellers.
Amy Walker has been at the forefront of this trend as co-publisher of Momentum Magazine, which chronicles and inspires urban bike culture. In On Bicycles, she collects a wide-ranging group of cycling writers…to explore the ways that biking can change, and is changing, peoples lives. From the artsy creations of freak bikes, to utility bikes like the Xtracycle that are becoming the primary mode of transportation and grocery hauling for entire families, On Bicycles will cover the whole range of urban bike culture.”
Topics include freak bikes, new forms of bike parking, community bike shops, fixed gear culture, designing bike-friendly workplaces, mobile bike parties, rain riding, transportation policy, and more. Looks to be a must-have!
I’ll catch up with Amy and share an interview once the book hits the shelves. Stay tuned.
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Congratulations Amy !
John Greenfield, Grid Chicago’s co-author, wrote a chapter in that book. And we’re giving away a copy to a Facebook fan on November 26th.