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5 thoughts on “Cyclists’ road rights history book due in 2012

  1. Rod King / Reply November 30, 2011 at 12:02 pm

    Look forward to the book being developed.

    If you are doing a section on speed limits, then glad to assist if required.

    Rod

    • carltonreid / Reply November 30, 2011 at 12:08 pm

      Hi Rod. Thanks. Yes, there will be a discussion on speed limits. There are tons of local newspaper stories from pre-1905 which talked about the scary, dangerous speeds of bicycles and horseless carriages. 12mph was deemed deadly.

  2. Sue 'sans' helmet (Freedom Cyclist) / Reply November 30, 2011 at 1:14 pm

    how exciting! – can’t wait!!

  3. Ron / Reply December 1, 2011 at 4:00 pm

    Right now with all the oil use, tar is a cheap byproduct.

    Wonder what would be used instead of tar from oil for

    hardtop? Packed stonedust?

    I don’t think cement works that well in the cold climates.

    • carltonreid / Reply December 1, 2011 at 4:15 pm

      There’ a big trend in the US to leave roads to rot. Well, at least not spread tar on them any more.

      It’s far cheaper to use the old-style Macadam method, tightly-packed small stones. Gravel roads could be in a lot of people’s futures.

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