Institute of Geography and Sustainability of the University of Lausanne
Cycling as a tool for empowerment
Transport and sustainable mobility
Politique de transport et inégalités sociales
|Duration||September 2014 - March 2017|
Mundler Marie [email]
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.