Making the bicycle Dutch: the development of the bicycle industry in the Netherlands, 1860-1940

S.E. Tjong Tjin Tai, F.C.A. Veraart

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Abstract

The Invisible Bicycle brings together different insights into the social, cultural and economic history of the bicycle and cycling in historical eras of ubiquitous bicycle use that have remained relatively invisible in bicycle history. It revisits the typical timeline of cycling’s decline in the 1950s and 1960s and the renaissance beginning in the 1970s by bringing forth the large national and local variations, varying uses and images of the bicycle, and different bicycle cultures as well as their historical background and motivations. To understand the role, possibilities and challenges of the bicycle today, it is necessary to know the history that has formed them. Therefore The Invisible Bicycle is recommended also to present-day practitioners and planners of bicycle mobility.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInvisible bicycle
Subtitle of host publicationparallel histories and different timelines
EditorsTiina Männistö-Funk, Timo Myllyntaus
Place of PublicationLeiden
PublisherBrill
Chapter5
Pages126-155
Number of pages30
ISBN (Print)978-90-04-28997-0
Publication statusPublished - 11 Sept 2018

Publication series

NameTechnology and Change in History
Volume15
ISSN (Electronic)1385-920x

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