Ryan Holeywell | September 29, 2015 In our latest podcast, Urban Edge contributor Kyle Shelton speaks with the author of "Bike Battles: A History of Sharing the American Road."

Ryan Holeywell | @RyanHoleywell | September 29, 2015

Bicyclists with the activist group Critical Mass cross a bridge in Vancouver. Image via flickr/Tavis Ford. Bicyclists with the activist group Critical Mass cross a bridge in Vancouver. Image via flickr/Tavis Ford.

In our second Urban Edge podcast, we explore the history of how roads evolved involved in the United States and why we should avoiding thinking that the built environment must remain unchanged.

The Kinder Institute's Kyle Shelton interviews James Longhurst, author of the new book "Bike Battles: A History of Sharing the American Road."

Longhurst, a professor at University of Wisconsin -- La Crosse, explains the history of bicycles, the policy decisions surrounding them, and how both affect the future of roads.

You can listen to the podcast in the player below and visit our podcast page to see our previous episodes. Go to our page in the iTunes store to subscribe.

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