Pedaling Toward a Healthier Planet

That’s the subtitle of Mia Birk’s new book “Joyride”.

Mia is CEO of Alta Planning and was Bicycle Coordinator for the City of Portland during the period when much of today’s bicycle network was conceived and initially implemented.

The book is constructed as autobiography, but in fact serves as a very insightful history of how Portland became the cycling city that it is. It’s easy to take what we have today for granted, but as Mia documents, each improvement was a hard-won victory.

Ride on, Mia.

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