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James Longhurst

James Longhurst

James Longhurst is an associate professor at the University of Wisconsin – La Crosse, studying the history of urban and environmental policy. He holds a Ph.D. from Carnegie Mellon University in history and policy, and is the author of Bike Battles: A History of Sharing the American Road (2015). His first book, Citizen Environmentalists (2010), described the rise of local environmental organizing in Pittsburgh and the United States in the 1960s and 1970s. He is a local bicycle advocate and a road cyclist, bike commuter, amateur mechanic, social rider, and lapsed recreational triathlete.

Last updated on 02.06.2015

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There Is No "Car Culture"

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The Sum of Our Choices

The prevalence of cars in the American transportation landscape is not an issue of culture. It’s the result of historical accidents and individual choices.

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