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The marginalisation of bicycling in Modernist urban transport planning

Koglin, Till; Rye, Tom


Till Koglin

Tom Rye


This article deals with the scientific factors that have contributed to the dominance of motorised transport and the development of theoretical approaches in transport planning. Connections are made to modernism and to the theories within the field of transport planning that have created today's transport systems. Connections are then made to the field of bicycle planning. It is argued that there is a lack of theoretical research in bicycle planning that built on empirical studies. This has contributed to the bicycle often being marginalised in transport systems. Moreover, it is argued that new theoretical research could have a similar effect on bicycle planning as it has had on motorised transport planning. Although there is theoretical research about bicycling, such as vélomobility research, such research does not tend to theorise about bicycle planning. The idea put forward in this article is that theoretical knowledge from the field of mobility studies could be a first step in that direction. This article draws on the politics of mobility and research in vélomobility and develops a theoretical ground for transport planning that takes bicycling into consideration.

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date May 14, 2014
Online Publication Date Oct 7, 2014
Publication Date 2014-12
Deposit Date Jun 15, 2017
Publicly Available Date Jun 16, 2017
Journal Journal of Transport and Health
Print ISSN 2214-1405
Publisher Elsevier
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 1
Issue 4
Pages 214-222
Keywords Transport planning, bicycle planning; mobility; vélomobility; modernism
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Contract Date Jun 16, 2017


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