John Forester

John Forester is a transportation engineer and author of Effective Cycling, which educates cyclists about tools and techniques for safe cycling on roads and streets. Forester’s research has shown that many supposedly bicycle-friendly street designs actually make conditions more dangerous for cyclists.

Expertise: Cycling, bicycle transportation, the effects of highway design on cyclists, traffic calming

Best way to reach: email to forester at

Cost: Travel expenses (from California) plus honorarium based on ability to pay and distance traveled

Downloads: Article on the Place of Cycling in Modern Societies (150 kb pdf)

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