Centre for Urban Studies

Cities and Mobilities #5 | Mobility, Equity and Cycling

with Rachel Aldred

23Feb2018 13:15 - 17:00

Event

What do we mean by cycling equity? How might we identify or measure – and change – current inequalities? The fifth Cities and Mobilities seminar concentrates on these questions.

During this seminar, three shorter presentations on the theme are followed by a guest lecture by Rachel Aldred. 

Mobility, Equity and Cycling

Rachel Aldred will talk about how to conceptualise cycling equity, drawing on her own research and other work from different contexts. What do we mean by cycling equity? How might we identify or measure – and change – current inequalities? What are the limitations of current knowledge and which dimensions of cycling equity are currently under-researched? Using examples such as gender, age, disability, ethnicity, and income, Rachel will argue for a structural approach that aims to create a truly inclusive cycling system.

Rachel Aldred

Rachel Aldred is Reader in Transport at the University of Westminster. She teaches on Westminster’s MSc Transport Planning and Management and is member of the editorial board of Transport Reviews. In 2016 she was awarded the ESRC Outstanding Impact in Public Policy Prize, and the first annual Westminster University Prize for Research Excellence. She also been named as one of the Progress 1000 Most Influential Londoners. One of her research projects (Near Miss Project) was awarded Cycling Initiative of the Year 2015 by Total Women’s Cycling. Since November 2012 she has twice been elected as a Trustee of the London Cycling Campaign and I’m Chair of its Policy Forum.

Full programme

13.15-13.20

Opening by Anna Nikolaeva (CUS, organizer of the seminar series)

13.20-15.10

Presentations:

-The contested definition of a bicycle street: How participatory governance processes can undermine innovations designed for specific users by Matthew Bruno, TU/e

- Just streets? Measuring the distribution of road space in Amsterdam by Samuel Nello-Deakin, UvA/Center for Urban Studies

- Exploring Equity Aspects of Cycling Knowledge by Angela van der Kloof, Mobycon and Radboud University Nijmegen

15.10-15.30

Coffee break

15.30-17.00

- Mobility, Equity and Cycling by Rachel Aldred

- Comments and discussion

- Discussant: Hugo van der Steenhoven, independent advisor on sustainable mobility and former director of the Dutch Cyclists' Union

17.00

Reception

Seminar Series

The Cities and Mobilities Seminar Series aims to develop a conversation on how mobilities shape cities. It does so by fostering exchange and collaboration between scholars from different disciplines and practitioners working on urban mobilities. For more information about the seminar series and for the abstracts of all presentations, please check the Cities and Mobilities website.

Register

The seminar is free and open to anyone. Please let us know if you are coming by sending an e-mail to the urbanstudies@uva.nl or using the button below.

Room C0.01

  • Roeterseilandcampus - building B/C/D (entrance B/C)

    Nieuwe Achtergracht 166 | 1018 WV Amsterdam
    Building B: +31 (0)20 525 5340 | Building C: +31 (0)20 525 5470

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