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I'm publishing two zines this month. Both are about bikes. Both are entirely written by me. Other than that, they're totally different.
First up is Bikenomics: A user's guide to the new bicycle economy. This zine is loosely based on the series of ten columns I wrote for Grist on that topic earlier this year. In it, I make the economic case for bicycle transportation on a household as well as a civic level. I also talk about specific economic barriers that restrict many people's transportation choices. (Here's a window into some of my existing Bikenomics writing.)
Eventually, I'm planning to expand this one into a book, with case studies from across the U.S., in the next year. Your support and feedback at this stage will help make that book a) happen and b) be even better.
Also on deck is Taking the Lane #4, the latest entry in my series of bike zines about and by women who do just that -- take what's theirs. For this issue, I'm returning to the long-form essay and exploring the convergence of bicycling, sexuality, feminism, and empowerment in bike dance teams. (Here's a link to some short movies that show a pretty wide cross section of the bike dance movement.)
Funds raised here will cover the printing and postage for both zines. The goal is to have the both ready and out the door before I leave for tour on August 29th. It can only happen with your help!
Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
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Jul 24, 2011 - Aug 11, 2011
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One copy of Taking the Lane #4
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One copy of Bikenomics
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I want them both: One copy of Taking the Lane #4 and one copy of Bikenomics
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International backers beyond North America: One copy of each zine! If you want a different combination, get in touch and we'll work it out.
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Two copies of each zine! Or you can mix and match.
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A copy of Bikenomics *and* one each of all the in-print volumes of Taking the Lane: that's #2, #3 and now #4.
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A copy of Bikenomics, all the in-print volumens of Taking the Lane (#2, #3, and #4), and two DVDs of short, bicycle related documentaries: "Cycling Shorts: Short Documentaries about Bicycles" and "Cantankerous Titles & Obscure Ephemera," both by PDX bikey filmmaker Joe Biel.
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Super subscriber! A copy of Bikenomics, all the in-print volumes of Taking the Lane (#2, #3, and #4) plus a copy of everything else I publish in print in 2011 and 2012. That could be a little, could be a lot, but will probably be just the right amount.
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Super subscription! And the two DVDs of short movies. AND a copy of "Still We Ride!" -- a seriously amazing documentary about bicycle activism in New York City.
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Super subscription, three DVDs, AND a tour of Portland by bicycle. This reward includes a ride around some of my favorite bike sites in Portland, tailored to your interests, as well as a copy of Bikenomics, all the in-print volumes of Taking the Lane (#2, #3, and #4) plus a copy of everything else I publish in print in 2011 and 2012.