North America’s cities have long been the domain of the car, but thanks to the undeniable benefits of active transport, bicycles have an increasing presence in the urban landscape. But our cities weren’t designed for bicycles, making for intimidating, and sometimes dangerous, environments for cyclists.
In The Urban Cycling Survival Guide (ECW Press, March 1, 2015), Cycle Toronto founding director Yvonne Bambrick provides an accessible, indispensable guide to city biking. Peppered with charming illustrations by Marc Ngui, this handy pocket resource is sure to empower readers to become savvy city cyclists or confident commuters. The book includes comprehensive advice on picking and purchasing a bike, safety and risk reduction, rules of the road, all-weather riding, etiquette for cyclists and drivers, cycling at any age and more.
Yvonne Bambrick was the founding executive director of the Toronto Cyclists Union (now Cycle Toronto) and is currently working as an independent urban cycling consultant, event photographer, and executive director of the Forest Hill Village Business Improvement Area. She lives in Toronto and this is her first book.
Read a recent interview with Yvonne on this one-of-a-kind new book.