Carlton Reid, author of Roads Were Not Built for Cars doing Book Tour in the US



Roads book live tour

Posted by Carlton Reid
If you enjoyed the print and digital versions of Roads Were Not Built For Cars perhaps you’ll be interested in the live tour? Yup, I’m going out on the, er, road, and will be appearing in a wide variety of venues over the next few months. I’ll be in the UK, Canada, France and both US coasts, including giving a talk to the Congressional Bike Caucus in Washington, D.C.The tour details can be found on and on Facebook (where you can even “track” me – yoiks). If you fancy coming to any of the talks make sure to hit the “like” buttons or click on the RSVP boxes.Later in the year there will be more UK dates announced, and one in Germany, too. I’m also back in the US in June so may give talks in Salt Lake City, Seattle and Portland, Oregon. Track me to plug in to these updates.




The second free chapter of the book goes online tomorrow. The first went out last week. The URL will always be the same:



Kickstarter goes live for Roads Were Not Built For Cars


Kickstarter campaign goes live

Please support my book’s Kickstarter campaign: it’s just gone live. Click on the video I’ve recorded to see why I’m riding an 1894 bicycle around an office full of bemused architects.

You’ve previously expressed an interest in hearing news about the progress of Roads Were Not Built For Cars. To help get it published I’ve launched a Kickstarter campaign. is a community crowd-funding website where folks can pledge cold hard cash to get rewards in return. I’m offering many rewards, with the main ones being limited edition copies of the book, available in August. There will also be an interactive iPad version of the book.

The FREE version of the book will be available in September as a PDF. It won’t contain the lavish illustrations contained in the Kickstarter editions but will be available to all so that the book’s core message – that cyclists should be put back into highway history as pioneers of road improvement – is spread far and wide.

Funding for my Kickstarter campaign starts at just £1.00 ($1.66); with the print book being available for £21 and the iPad version for £18. There are lots of other combination deals and backer-only specials, including invites to the book launch parties, one of which is a ride to a historic cycling location. On an 1890s bicycle, in period costume. Well, that’s just me but others are welcome to don their tweeds, too.

Thanks for your support.


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