Crowdfunding: Cycling Cities, the Johannesburg Experience

Why did cycling disappear from the streets of Johannesburg? What are people doing to restore utility cycling? How can the city get cycling right in the 21st century—and help to secure a sustainable future?

These are the questions we ask, and answer, in Cycling Cities: The Johannesburg Experience. Back our book project with the last bit of funding we need and help us bring this important story to a larger audience. 

Cycling Cities: The Johannesburg Experience challenges the inevitability of today’s Johannesburg, a city  synonymous with highways and rush hours, cars, minibus taxis, and 4x4s. The book shows that Johannesburg wasn’t always like this: it once was a cycling city. 

So far, we have raised most of the funds we need, covering the costs of the author’s research, as well as editing and image rights to a total of 40,000 Euro. Our printing costs have been covered by a single generous donation. Now we need to raise the funds still needed to pay for the book’s design, typesetting, and distribution. 

By donating to this project, you can help to bring awareness to a broader audience of cyclists and urbanists, as well as everyone interested in how to make their car-dependent communities more sustainable and rewarding places to live.

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