Critical Vélomobilities 1: Gender, Race, Age, and Class

Type: Paper
Sponsor Groups: Transportation Geography Specialty Group, Urban Geography Specialty Group, Geographic Perspectives on Women Specialty Group
Poster #:
Day: 4/7/2019
Start / End Time: 2:00 PM / 3:40 PM (Eastern Standard Time)
Room: 8223, Park Tower Suites, Marriott, Lobby Level
Organizers: Léa Ravensbergen, Stephanie Sersli
Chairs: Léa Ravensbergen

Call for Submissions


Cycling is a practice that varies historically, geographically, and culturally. Though studied in different academic disciplines including geography, planning, public policy, and engineering, much current cycling research focuses on infrastructure provision, how to increase ridership, and road safety. Cycling, however, cannot be understood in isolation from society. It is implicated in health, social equity, urban mobility, access to the city and urban environmental outcomes. It is also associated with diverse context-specific meanings, performances, and practices. The goal of this session to explore critical geographies of cycling, and to engage researchers and practitioners who situate cycling within an equity-oriented critical framework.

Call for papers
We invite papers with a central focus on bicycling. A broad range of theoretical and methodological approaches are encouraged. We welcome papers that explore related topics including, but not limited to:
-Social, spatial, or temporal dimension of cycling
-Cycling and the production of place
-Cycling policies
-Cycling interventions
-Cycling research in different international contexts
-Cycling and identity
-Power relations and cycling
-New directions in cycling research and advocacy
-Global and local economies of cycling

Please submit abstracts (250 words) to both Léa Ravensbergen ( and Stephanie Sersli ( by November 8th (AAG abstract deadline is October 25th), 2018.


Type Details Minutes Start Time
Presenter Léa Ravensbergen*, University of Toronto, Ron Buliung, University of Toronto Mississauga, Gender, Class, and Age Formation While Cycling: Embodied Performativity and Materiality on Two Wheels 20 2:00 PM
Presenter Stephanie Sersli*, Simon Fraser University, Meghan Winters, Simon Fraser University, Are mobilities of care at odds with bicycling? A closer examination of how diverse women do bicycling. 20 2:20 PM
Presenter Àngel Cebollada*, , Esther Anaya-Boig, Centre for Environmental Policy, Imperial College London, London, United Kingdom, Marc Castelló, Department of Geography. Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Exploring socio-spatial inequalities in bike-sharing systems: case studies from Brazil and Spain 20 2:40 PM
Presenter Rebecca Van Stokkum*, University of California - Davis, Sarah McCullough, UC Davis, Feminist Research Institute, Gendered and racialized behavior in bicycle planning organizations 20 3:00 PM
Discussant John Stehlin University of Manchester 20 3:20 PM

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