"Bike Tour"

Title"Bike Tour"
Year for Search2002
AuthorsRegister, Richard(b. 1943)
Secondary TitleEcocities: Building Cities in Balance With Nature
Pagination176-84
Date Published2002
PublisherBerkeley Hills Press
Place PublishedBerkeley, CA
KeywordsMale author, US author
Annotation

A tour of a eutopian ecocity set a hundred years in the future. No cars, hence the tour by bicycle. Neighborhoods surrounding a central city. To get from the neighborhood to the city center, there is a bike and foot trail and a separate two lane, mostly underground, route for the few vehicles that are used. Buildings have plantings. Bridges between buildings, with some for both bikes and pedestrians and some just for pedestrians. Varied architecture with buildings linked by bridges, windmills, and solar collectors. Mentions ramps for handicapped. Neighborhood police stations throughout the city. Small businesses flourish. Ambulances are gurneys pushed by paramedics on roller skates.

Additional Publishers

2nd ed. with additional illus. and minor textual differences as Ecocities: Rebuilding Cities in Balance with Nature. Illus. by the Author (Gabriola Island, BC, Canada: New Society Publishers, 2006), 184-92. 

Illustration

Illus. by the Author. 2nd ed. has additional illus.

Holding Institutions

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Author Note

(b. 1943)

Full Text

2002 Register, Richard (b. 1943). “Bike Tour.” Ecocities: Building Cities in Balance With Nature. Illus by the Author (Berkeley: Berkeley Hills Press, 2002), 176-84. 2nd ed. with additional illus. and minor textual differences as Ecocities: Rebuilding Cities in Balance with Nature. Illus. by the Author (Gabriola Island, BC, Canada: New Society Publishers, 2006), 184-92. PSt

A tour of a eutopian ecocity set a hundred years in the future. No cars, hence the tour by bicycle. Neighborhoods surrounding a central city. To get from the neighborhood to the city center, there is a bike and foot trail and a separate two lane, mostly underground, route for the few vehicles that are used. Buildings have plantings. Bridges between buildings, with some for both bikes and pedestrians and some just for pedestrians. Varied architecture with buildings linked by bridges, windmills, and solar collectors. Mentions ramps for handicapped. Neighborhood police stations throughout the city. Small businesses flourish. Ambulances are gurneys pushed by paramedics on roller skates. The author was the founder of Ecocity Builders.