| By Kevin C. Brown |

Oct. 4, 2011 — Zack Furness, assistant professor of communications at Pennyslvania State University, Greater Allegheny, discusses his 2010 book, “One Less Car: Bicycling and the Politics of Automobility.” Furness’ study considers the history of bicycling in the 20th century and shows how bicycle technology has been used and politicized. Exploring the bike as a forerunner to the car, as a tool for Dutch anarchists in the 1960s, and as an object of modern activism and urban planning, Furness’ work raises big questions, not least of which is: “What kind of city do I want to live in?”

Note: The above dateline refers to this interview’s original airdate on WRCT-Pittsburgh. It was uploaded unchanged to Remapping Debate in March 2013.

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