Bikes! Camera! Action?: Exploring the Everyday Behaviours of Urban Cycling to Inform Lessons for Infrastructure Planners



Nurse, Alexander ORCID: 0000-0003-0325-4420 and Dunning, Richard ORCID: 0000-0003-0397-679X
(2023) Bikes! Camera! Action?: Exploring the Everyday Behaviours of Urban Cycling to Inform Lessons for Infrastructure Planners. Regular Issue, 3 (2).

[thumbnail of Bikes Camera Action [response to review May 23].docx] Text
Bikes Camera Action [response to review May 23].docx - Author Accepted Manuscript

Download (94kB)

Abstract

<jats:p>This paper uses a video-based methodology to explore everyday cycling practices in a city that is not well-known for its cycling provision – namely Liverpool, UK.&amp;nbsp; By looking at the way everyday commuter cyclists travel through the city we explore the ways in which they use the spaces provided, what they prioritise and, through video testimony, why.&amp;nbsp; Using Practice Theory to inform our analysis, we suggest that material infrastructure (e.g., clear and consistent signage) and the competences of confidence and understanding are instrumental to the meanings cyclists ascribe to places.&amp;nbsp; In turn, this can be a limiting factor in how cyclists travel through those spaces.&amp;nbsp; This is most evident at the end of journeys, as cyclists transition from roads to shared spaces and pedestrianised areas, and can result in some routes which become ‘available’ to some cyclists, but not others.&amp;nbsp; The paper makes recommendations for transport planners to consider when providing infrastructure for cycling in similar urban contexts. </jats:p>

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: 11 Sustainable Cities and Communities
Divisions: Faculty of Science and Engineering > School of Environmental Sciences
Depositing User: Symplectic Admin
Date Deposited: 14 Jun 2023 08:39
Last Modified: 14 Mar 2024 19:05
DOI: 10.16997/ats.1350
Related URLs:
URI: https://livrepository.liverpool.ac.uk/id/eprint/3170999