Cyclescapes of the Unequal City

City. and. the. Cyclescape. “The bike wars are over, and the bikes won,” declared Janette Sadik-Khan, New York City Department of Transportation chief under Mayor Michael Bloomberg, in a March 2016 column for New York Magazine.

Author: John G. Stehlin

Publisher: U of Minnesota Press

ISBN: 1452960429

Category: Social Science

Page: 328

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A critical look at the political economy of urban bicycle infrastructure in the United States Not long ago, bicycling in the city was considered a radical statement or a last resort, and few cyclists braved the inhospitable streets of most American cities. Today, however, the urban cyclist represents progress and the urban “renaissance.” City leaders now undertake ambitious new bicycle infrastructure plans and bike share schemes to promote the environmental, social, and economic health of the city and its residents. Cyclescapes of the Unequal City contextualizes and critically examines this new wave of bicycling in American cities, exploring how bicycle infrastructure planning has become a key symbol of—and site of conflict over—uneven urban development. John G. Stehlin traces bicycling’s rise in popularity as a key policy solution for American cities facing the environmental, economic, and social contradictions of the previous century of sprawl. Using in-depth case studies from San Francisco, Philadelphia, and Detroit, he argues that the mission of bicycle advocacy has converged with, and reshaped, the urban growth machine around a model of livable, environmentally friendly, and innovation-based urban capitalism. While advocates envision a more sustainable city for all, the deployment of bicycle infrastructure within the framework of the neoliberal city in many ways intensifies divisions along lines of race, class, and space. Cyclescapes of the Unequal City speaks to a growing interest in bicycling as an urban economic and environmental strategy, its role in the politics of gentrification, and efforts to build more diverse coalitions of bicycle advocates. Grounding its analysis in both regional political economy and neighborhood-based ethnography, this book ultimately uses the bicycle as a lens to view major shifts in today’s American city.

Urban Platforms and the Future City

His research focuses on the political economy of urban mobility infrastructure and the emergence of active transportation as a new urban development logic. He is the author of Cyclescapes of the Unequal City: Bicycle Infrastructure and ...

Author: Mike Hodson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1000220605

Category: Political Science

Page: 272

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This title takes the broadest possible scope to interrogate the emergence of “platform urbanism”, examining how it transforms urban infrastructure, governance, knowledge production, and everyday life, and brings together leading scholars and early-career researchers from across five continents and multiple disciplines. The volume advances theoretical debates at the leading edge of the intersection between urbanism, governance, and the digital economy, by drawing on a range of empirically detailed cases from which to theorize the multiplicity of forms that platform urbanism takes. It draws international comparisons between urban platforms across sites, with attention to the leading edges of theory and practice and explores the potential for a renewal of civic life, engagement, and participatory governance through “platform cooperativism” and related movements. A breadth of tangible and diverse examples of platform urbanism provides critical insights to scholars examining the interface of digital technologies and urban infrastructure, urban governance, urban knowledge production, and everyday urban life. The book will be invaluable on a range of undergraduate and postgraduate courses, as well as for academics and researchers in these fields, including anthropology, geography, innovation studies, politics, public policy, science and technology studies, sociology, sustainable development, urban planning, and urban studies. It will also appeal to an engaged, academia-adjacent readership, including city and regional planners, policymakers, and third-sector researchers in the realms of citizen engagement, industrial strategy, regeneration, sustainable development, and transport.

The Role of Sharing Mobility in Contemporary Cities

Cyclescapes of the unequal city: Bicycle infrastructure and uneven development. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota. Suzuki, H., Cervero, R., & Iuchi, K. (2013). Transforming cities with transit: Transit and land-use integration for ...

Author: Guido Smorto

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 3030577252

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 108

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The emergence of sharing mobility is having a profound impact on urban landscapes. In fact, it is deeply affecting the traditional organization of local services by calling into question how urban transportation is planned, and by redesigning city spaces. Further, by connecting people to shared assets, services or both, sharing mobility is poised to facilitate the more efficient use of underutilized resources, becoming a powerful tool for economic growth and social inclusion, while also contributing to sustainability. That being said, the economic, social and spatial impacts of sharing mobility have not been sufficiently investigated, and so far, the evidence is mixed. From a normative standpoint, while it is relevant to better understand the relations between sharing mobility, the city and the environment, it is also of crucial importance to define new policies and sound rules for sharing mobility in urban areas. Against this backdrop, this book adopts a multidisciplinary perspective to explore the role that sharing mobility can play in the creation of more just and sustainable cities.

Bicycling Infrastructure Design for Indian Cities and Emerging Economies

... Stehlin JG (2019) Cyclescapes of the unequal city: Bicycle infrastructure and uneven development. University of Minnesota Press, Minneapolis TERI (2014) Pedalling towards a Greener India—A report on promoting cycling in the country.

Author: Debapratim Pandit

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9811922039



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Smart Spaces and Places

Smart cities as corporate storytelling. City 18 (3):307–20. Srnicek, N. 2017. Platform capitalism. London: Polity. Stehlin, J. 2019. Cyclescapes of the unequal city: Bicycle infrastructure and uneven development.

Author: Ling Bian

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1000404374

Category: Science

Page: 260

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Smart technologies have advanced rapidly throughout our society (e.g. smart energy, smart health, smart living, smart cities, smart environment, and smart society) and across geographic spaces and places. Behind these "smart" developments are a number of seminal drivers, such as social media (e.g. Twitter), sensors (drones, wearables), smartphone apps, and computing infrastructure (e.g. cloud computing). These developments have captured the enthusiasm of the public, while inevitably present unprecedented challenges and opportunities for the geographic research community. When meeting the smart challenges, are there emerging theories, methods, and observations that reveal new spatial phenomena, produce new knowledge, and foster new policies? Smart Spaces and Places addresses questions such as how to make spaces and places "smart", how the "smartness" affects the way we think spaces and places, and what role geographies play in knowledge production and decision-making in a "smart" era. The collection of 21 chapters offers stimulating discussion over the meaning of spaces, places, and smartness; scientific insights into smartness; social-political views of smartness; and policy implications of smartness. The chapters in this book were originally published as a special issue of Annals of the American Association of Geographers.

Handbook of Research Methods and Applications for Mobilities

Mapes, J. (2009), Pedaling Revolution: How Cyclists Are Changing American Cities, Corvallis, OR: Oregon State ... Stehlin, J.G. (2019), Cyclescapes of the Unequal City: Bicycle Infrastructure and Uneven Development, Minneapolis, ...

Author: Monika Büscher

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 1788115465

Category: Social Science

Page: 448

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Reflecting the variety and diversity of mobile methods and their applications, this comprehensive Handbook illuminates the multiple dimensions and transdisciplinary nature of mobilities research, from transport to tourism, cargo to information as well as physical, virtual and imaginative mobilities. It brings together key contributions on the state of the art of qualitative and quantitative research, multimethod combinations and co-creation methods within the mobilities paradigm.

Advanced Introduction to Mobilities

Stehlin, J.G. (2019) Cyclescapes of the Unequal City: Bicycle Infrastructure and Uneven Development. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press. Stevens, C. (2019) Temporary work, permanent visas and circular dreams: Temporal ...

Author: Mimi Sheller

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 1788979575

Category: Social Science

Page: 168

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Leading mobilities theorist Mimi Sheller offers an up-to-date, comprehensive analysis of the complex mobility disruptions of the Covid-19 pandemic and its aftermath in this timely Advanced Introduction. It outlines the formation of the interdisciplinary field of mobility studies, arguing that mobilities theory is crucial to planning post-pandemic recovery, sustainable communities, and low-carbon transitions. From tourism to migration to urban infrastructure, to informal and reproductive mobilities, Sheller reveals how multiple im/mobilities are interconnected, as the novel coronavirus reminds us as it hitchhikes across the globe through its human hosts.

An Introduction to Transportation Geography

Cyclescapes of the Unequal City: Bicycle Infrastructure and Uneven Development. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press. Taking Transit Metros, Light-Rail, and Transit-Oriented Development 6 Transit on 186 Chapter 5 • Automobility.

Author: Julie Cidell

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 153812940X

Category: Commercial geography

Page: 262

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This clear text provides a broad introduction to transportation geography, emphasizing the social and political aspects of transport and how global systems affect local places and people. Julie Cidell provides historical and current perspectives to help us think about our present situation and how we might work toward more sustainable transport futures.

Platform Economy Puzzles

Cabs and Capitalism in New York City, Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press. ... Stehlin, J.G. (2019), Cyclescapes of the Unequal City: Bicycle Infrastructure and Uneven Development, Minneapolis, MN: University of Minnesota Press.

Author: Meijerink, Jeroen

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 1839100281

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 256

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Searching for paid tasks via digital labour platforms, such as Uber, Deliveroo and Fiverr, has become a global phenomenon and the regular source of income for millions of people. In the advent of digital labour platforms, this insightful book sheds new light on familiar questions about tensions between competition and cooperation, short-term gains and long-term success, and private benefits and public costs. Drawing on a wealth of knowledge from a range of disciplines, including law, management, psychology, economics, sociology and geography, it pieces together a nuanced picture of the societal challenges posed by the platform economy.

Understanding Urban Cycling

Stehlin, J. (2019) Cyclescapes of the Unequal City: Bicycle infrastructure and uneven development (Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press). Tickell, A. and Peck, J. (2003) 'Making global rules: Globalization or neoliberalization?

Author: Justin Spinney

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351007114

Category: Nature

Page: 226

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Academic interest in cycling has burgeoned in recent years with significant literature relating to the health and environmental benefits of cycling, the necessity for cycle-specific infrastructure, and the embodied experiences of cycling. Based upon primary research in a variety of contexts such as London, Shanghai and Taipei, this book demonstrates that recent developments in urban cycling policy and practice are closely linked to broader processes of capital accumulation. It argues that cycling is increasingly caught up in discourses around smart cities that emphasise technological solutions to environmental problems and neoliberal ideas on individual responsibility and bio-political conduct, which only results in solutions that prioritise those who are already mobile. Accordingly, the central argument of the book is not that the popularisation of cycling is inherently bad, but that the manner in which cycling is being popularised gives cause for social and environmental concern. Ultimately the book argues that cycling has now become a vehicle for sustaining pro-growth agendas rather than subverting them or shifting to sustainable no-growth/de-growth and less technologically driven visions of modernity. This book makes an innovative contribution to the fields of Cycling Studies, Mobilities and Transport and will be of interest to students and academics working in Human Geography, Transport Studies, Urban Studies, Urban Planning, Public Policy, Sociology and Sustainability.