This book examines existing cycling structures and the current policy and practices used to promote cycling in Europe. An international range of contributors provide an interdisciplinary analysis of the complex cultural politics of infrastructural provision and interrogate the pervasive bias against cyclists in city planning and transport systems across the globe.
Infrastructural planning is revealed to be an intensely political act and its meaning variable according to larger political processes and contexts. The book also considers questions surrounding safety and risk, urban space wars and sustainable futures, connecting this to broader questions about citizenship and justice in contemporary cities.
Till Koglin is Associate Senior Lecturer in the Department of Technology and Society, Faculty of Engineering at Lund University.
Peter Cox is Senior Lecturer in the Department of Social and Political Science at the University of Chester.
Introduction: politics, infrastructure and the bicycle ~ editors;
Part A: Theoretical perspectives;
1.Historical marginalization and sites of resistance ~ Peter Cox & Natalie Robinson, University of Chester, UK;
2.The cultural politics of infrastructure ~ Njogu Morgan, University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa;
3.Mental barriers in planning for cycling~ Tadej Brezina, Technical University Vienna, Austria.;
4.Spatial dimensions of the marginalization of cycling – marginalization through rationalization? ~ Till Koglin, Lund University, Sweden;
5.Safety, risk and road traffic danger: towards a transformational approach to the dominant ideology ~ Whitelegg, John Liverpool John Moores University, UK;
Part B: Practice Perspectives;
6.What makes a Cycle City? ~ Katja Leyendecker, Northumbria University, UK;
7.Principles at Odds: The Öresund Bridge and the Cycling Organizations ~ Martin Emanuel, University of Uppsala, Sweden;
8.Velomobility in Copenhagen – A perfect world? ~ Malene Freudendal-Pedersen, Roskilde University, Denmark;
9.Navigating cycling infrastructure in a post-socialist city ~ Andrew Barnfield, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, UK & Anna Plyushteva, University College London, UK;
10.Cycling and infrastructures in Dublin ~ Damien O’Tuama, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland;
11.Conclusions ~ editors.