Babble Book Club: Straphanger by Taras Grescoe
After voting polls and some hard decisions, we have our newest selection of Straphanger: Saving Our Cities and Ourselves from the Automobile by Taras Grescoe.
From our Bound but not Gagged blog post:
Straphanger offers an intimate and personal tour of cities that offer alternatives to car-based living and provides support towards the shift away from automobiles in cities. Grescoe uses personal anecdotes of bicycle rides and subway commutes to inform readers of the economical and environmental impact of transportation and public transit technology on cities.
Straphanger looks like a great non-fiction read about the current focus on the shift towards car-free cities or less car dominated cities.
The book is widely available at libraries, bookstores, and online, and Harper Collins Canada even has a bit of a preview of different sections on their website.
The discussion date is still TBA, but it will most likely hang around the one month time period again to keep us all on a steady reading path. We'll let you know when the discussion date has beenn reached.
Looking forward to this read and whatever everyone has to say on the topic!