As you may know, for the past two years, we’ve been working on a new book, Building the Cycling City: The Dutch Blueprint for Urban Vitality, and are thrilled to announce that is finally available for purchase!
Our book relays the challenges and accomplishments of the Netherlands through interviews with local experts and stories of our family’s experience riding around five Dutch cities. We also highlight North American cities—including Austin, San Francisco, Calgary, and more—that are already transforming themselves to include more public spaces, safer cycling facilities, and innovative bike-share schemes. We hope the book will leave readers inspired and ready to make their own cities better places to live, work, play, and—of course—cycle.
If you’d like to purchase a copy from Island Press, which ships worldwide, use the code 4DUTCH for a 20% discount. For our friends in Canada, we suggest ordering from UBC Press, where you can also use the code 4DUTCH. To order in the UK or Europe, contact Marston. In Australia, you can order from NewSouth Books. The book will also be available from Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Indigo, and local independent booksellers. Most excitedly, "Building the Cycling City" is also available as an unabridged audiobook from Audible.com.
As word-of-mouth is increasingly important to a book’s success, we hope you will consider sharing the book with your own networks. You can help in a few ways:
- Post about the book on social media. Feel free to include the discount code 4DUTCH.
- If you’d like to review the book or schedule an interview, request a review copy from Island Press.
- Encourage your organization to email Island Press for details about a discounted bulk purchase.
- Review the book on Amazon, Goodreads, Indigo, or another review site.
- If you’d like to use the book in a class, request an exam copy from Island Press.
We'll also be doing a number of promotional speaking events over the next few weeks:
- August 29th, 2018: Ottawa, Ontario - Vimy Brewing Company
- August 30th, 2018: Montreal, Quebec - Le Siboire Saint-Laurent
- September 4th, 2018: Brooklyn, New York - 718 Cyclery
- September 5th, 2018: Boston, Massachusetts - Aeronaut Brewing Company
- September 6th, 2018: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania - Firth & Wilson Transport Cycles
- September 8th, 2018: Washington, DC - Politics and Prose Bookstore
- September 13th, 2018: Vancouver, British Columbia - Dudoc Vancouver
- September 20th, 2018: Vancouver, British Columbia - SFU Harbour Centre
If you have any questions or ideas for how to use the book in your own work, please don’t hesitate to get in touch. Thanks for your continued and unwavering support. We hope you enjoy "Building the Cycling City"!
All the best,
Melissa and Chris Bruntlett