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#BikeChat: Roads Were Not Built for Cars

On Friday, during our weekly #BikeChat on Twitter, we spoke with Carlton Reid, author of new book, “The Roads Were Not Built for Cars.”

The book tells the fascinating history of the struggle to pave roads in the United States and in England. It wasn’t, as many assume, spurred on by the invention, and eventual boom, of motor vehicles. Indeed, it all began with the “Good Roads” movement, a campaign coordinated by U.S. and UK bicyclists in the late 1880s.

We spoke with Reid about some of the lost history during this era — and also about the serious impact the League had in this movement. Check out our full conversation below, and tune in next Friday at 2 p.m. EST for another #BikeChat!

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