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Cycling as a tool for empowerment

Research fields Urban matters
Transport and sustainable mobility
Politique de transport et inégalités sociales
Keywords Sustainable mobility
Spatial justice
Urban Inequalities
Funding UNIL
Duration September 2014 - March 2017
Researchers Mundler Marie (---)
Rérat Patrick (---) [email]

This research project deals with the social stakes of mobility through the study of cycling classes for adults - in majority women who have a migration backrgound - in Switzerland. Taking into consideration the critical role of mobility in shaping lifestyles and places, this research draws from qualitative mixed methods to explore the potential of a minority mode of transportation: the bicycle. It therefore analyses the link between mobility (capital), autonomy adn the capacity to act and questions the effects of alternative mobility practices at an individual and collective level.