that is preparing the transition to more desirable and sustainable lifestyles.
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By combining several methods, this sociology thesis shows that urban, mobility and sport socializations are highly gendered during adolescence, leading to generally more limited real opportunities for girls to practice cycling. The analysis [...]
Cycling movements have multiplied in South America, particularly in Santiago de Chile, where their scope has brought together all kinds of demands: social, feminist and ecological. Matthieu Gillot and Patrick Rérat followed this [...]
Within two mobile occupations - university research and road haulage - tensions emerge between contemporary mobile norms, the way they translate into work control and professional ideals. Meike Brodersen’s thesis draws on an ethnographic [...]
Mobile housing, in its many forms, is inherently invisible in statistics. However, it is part of a way of life that has become essential for many workers in certain professional sectors. For these workers to be understood and properly taken [...]
Cycles of Violence: Analysing media discourse in the newspaper reporting of bicycle users and road fatalities
How are cyclist and pedestrian deaths depicted in newspaper reports, and how do these reports help shape understandings of cycling, walking, driving and road safety? This is an important question because reporting of bicycle rider and [...]
Flying Through a Perfect Moral Storm: How do Norwegian environmentalists negotiate their aeromobility practices?
How do Norwegian environmentalists negotiate their own air travel? Rather than focusing on whether or not flying is justifiable, this thesis regards air travel as a social practice and places the emphasis on what aeromobility means for [...]
The Crime Prevention Award (PrixPrev) dedicated this year to “Mobility and Security” was awarded by the French Forum for Urban Security (FFSU, Forum Français de la Sécurité Urbaine) in Nice on October 20, 2021, as part of the International [...]
How the health crisis disrupted daily mobilities: testimonies from the inhabitants of Bogotá and Lima
The residents of Lima in Peru, and Bogotá in Colombia, saw their daily mobilities greatly disrupted during the lockdown that lasted from March to July 2020. As part of the ANR Modural project on sustainable mobility practices, a study was [...]
As part of the Mission on the future of the economic model of public transport, commissioned by the Minister of Transport and led by Philippe Duron in 2021, the Mobile Lives Forum presented its analysis of the current mobility system and [...]
The Trinity of walking, cycling and public transport must be at the heart of ecological transition policies
While emissions from the transport sector remain at a very high level, all hopes are currently pinned on the “magic Trinity” of electric cars, shared cars and connected cars, which are soon to become “autonomous.” However, everything [...]
Strasbourg is the leading bicycle city in France and a constant source of inspiration for all French cities that want to promote cycling. With a modal share of 11% for the Metropolis and 15% in the city centre, it remains however somewhat [...]
Transport is responsible for 30% of greenhouse gas emissions in France, and this figure is constantly increasing. Technological innovations and the push for a “modal shift” aren’t enough to compensate for the increasing number of [...]
The return of pro-bicycle policies in cities in Europe, the United States and other countries, including cities in the global south, owes much to the lobbying of pro-bicycle movements. The aim of this research is to perform a comparative [...]
Created in 2017 by the Mobile Lives Forum, the New Voices Awards aim to highlight the work of young and early career researchers and showcase outstanding Masters and PhD theses on mobility and its relationship to lifestyles and the [...]
With the general uberization of the economy and evolutions in consumer practices, meal delivery services have grown significantly in recent years. With the Covid pandemic driving the increase in the number of restaurants and clients using [...]
Living Streets Aotearoa
Videos – New Zealand Walking Summit 2021
The third New Zealand Walking Summit held on 24 - 25 June 2021 focused on some of the key issues for 2021 and beyond, including the Climate Change Commissions wero (challenge) to increase walk mode share by 25% by 2030, and the big shake up happening in our planning laws which we expect will lead to more pedestrian-centric development. Check out the videos of our stimulating two day conference.
The New Statesman
How the bicycle set women free
In Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice (1813), Elizabeth resolves to walk three miles across muddy fields to Netherfield, the rented estate of the wealthy bachelor Mr Bingley, where her sister Jane has come down with a cold and is too unwell to return home. When she arrives “with weary ankles, dirty stockings, and a face glowing with the warmth of exercise”, her appearance arouses “a great deal of surprise”. That she should have walked “in such dirty weather, and by herself, was almost incredible” to Mr Bingley’s haughty, malicious sisters. As soon as Elizabeth is out of earshot, the sisters begin “abusing her”: “She really looked almost wild.” “Her hair, so untidy, so blowsy!” “To walk three miles, or four miles, or five miles, or whatever it is, above her ankles in dirt, and alone, quite alone! What could she mean by it? It seems to me to show an abominable sort of conceited independence, a most country-town indifference to decorum.”
Business travellers planning to cut future flights, poll finds
Most business travellers in the UK will take fewer flights than they used to, according to a poll, thanks to increased use of video conferencing. Only a third expected to return to the same level of flying as before the coronavirus pandemic, once travel restrictions are lifted.