Critical Vélomobilities 2: Space, Landscapes, and Policies

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: 3:55 PM / 5:35 PM (Eastern Standard Time)
Room: 8223, Park Tower Suites, Marriott, Lobby Level
Organizers: Léa Ravensbergen, Stephanie Sersli
Chairs: Stephanie Sersli


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 Dane Atkins*, Texas State University, Reimagining the Ideal Landscape of the Cyclist 20 3:55 PM
Presenter Matthieu Adam*, UMR EVS, CNRS, Université de Lyon, ENS de Lyon, Anne-Laure Collard, UMR G-EAU, IRSTEA Montpellier , Marylise Cottet, UMR EVS, CNRS, Université de Lyon, ENS de Lyon , Sylvie Morardet, UMR G-EAU, IRSTEA Montpellier , Anne Rivière-Honegger, UMR EVS, CNRS, Université de Lyon, ENS de Lyon , Lise Vaudor, UMR EVS, CNRS, Université de Lyon, ENS de Lyon , A cycle route to enhance the heritage and landscape of a territory: for which users and to what effect? The case of the Rhône River 20 4:15 PM
Presenter Rebecca Mayers*, University of British Columbia, Troy Glover, University of Waterloo, Claim the lane! Cycling Space, Safety, and the Right to the City 20 4:35 PM
Presenter Jean-Baptiste Fretigny*, Universite de Cergy-Pontoise, Caroline Bouloc, Universite de Cergy-Pontoise, Frail Changes In Cycling Policies: (Un)shifting Meanings and Practices In Current Policy Making 20 4:55 PM
Discussant Do Lee Queens College 20 5:15 PM

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