The improvements made to highways are normally assumed to have been started by motorists. This assumption is mistaken. It was actually cyclists who wanted roads improved in America.
Wealthy cyclists created an influential highways campaign in the 1880s, which marked the beginning of the Good Roads Movement.
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Take a look at the history of highways and how cyclists, not motorists, initially brought well-paved roads to America during the late nineteenth century in “Roads Were Not Built for Cars” by Carlton Reid.