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Cycling as a tool for empowerment

Research fields Urban studies
Transport and sustainable mobility
Politique de transport et inégalités sociales
Keywords Sustainable mobility
Bicycle
Spatial justice
Urban Inequalities
Empowerment
Funding UNIL
Duration September 2014 - March 2017
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Researchers 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.