Bikenomics provides a surprising and compelling new perspective on the way we get around and on how we spend our money, as families and as a society. The book starts with a look at the real transportation costs of families and individuals, and moves on to examine the current civic costs of our transportation system. The book tells the stories of people, businesses, organizations, and cities who are investing in two-wheeled transportation. The multifaceted North American bicycle movement is revealed, with its contradictions, challenges, successes, and visions.
Elly Blue is a writer and bicycle activist living in Portland, Oregon. Her work has appeared in Grist, Bicycling Magazine (blog), Bitch Magazine, BikePortland, The Magazine, Momentum, and Reclaim among other publications. She has been featured on Democracy Now!, in the Oregonian, and on Oregon Public Broadcasting. She blogs about bicycling and empowerment and you can check it out here!