Emilie Bahr



Emilie Bahr is a journalist-turned-urban planner based in New Orleans, where she first discovered the joys of life on two wheels. She got interested in biking for transportation in 2007 when she wrote a story for a local business magazine about the city’s unlikely plans to begin installing bicycle infrastructure and soon found herself hooked. Although she’s written for as long as she can remember, Urban Revolutions is her first book. 





3:30 p.m. to 4 p.m.
State Capitol, House Committee Room 4
Book Talk
Urban Revolutions

4:15 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Barnes & Noble Bookselling Tent
Book Signing


Urban Revolutions: A Woman's Guide to Two-Wheeled Transportation

Urban Revolutions is a different kind of cycling book. Author Emilie Bahr draws on her experience as an everyday cyclist and a transportation planner in New Orleans to demystify urban bicycling in this visually-compelling and fun-to-read field guide. 

What does it mean for a city to be bike-friendly? What makes bicycling a women's issue? What does it take to feel safe on a bike? How do you bike to work in the summer and still look professional? What is the most fun you can possibly have on two wheels without being athletic? Bahr answers all these questions and more in her friendly and thoughtful essays and detailed practical tips.


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