Tuesday 27th July – Active Travel Policies and Perceptions
Today’s theme is ‘Active Travel Policies and Perceptions’.
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Mind the gap: exploring the growing gulf between high quality evidence in support of active travel and the paucity of implementation by local authorities – John Whitelegg
Understanding why the adoption of sustainable mobility practices is different between urban areas – Miguel Loyola, John Nelson, David Levinson, Geoffrey Clifton
A reality check on active travel. Assessing the difference between sustainable mobility policy and practice in Malta – Maria Attard, Suzanne Maas, Carlos Cañas
Deconstructing accessibility – discursive barriers for increased cycling in Sweden – Janet van der Meulen, Dalia Mukhtar-Landgren
Reframing Cycling – M. Cristina Caimotto
The Active Travel Media Awards celebrate excellent media coverage of cycling and walking. But what makes such coverage excellent, and why is it important? This showcase collects together a selection of key ideas and views from shortlistees and others related to the 2020 awards. Links to the nominated articles referred to are available below the showcase.
Nominations for the 2021 awards will open in September 2021.
Active Travel in the Media (video showcase)
Individual videos, along with the related articles that were shortlisted for the 2020 awards:
- Marcia Veiga on the importance of stories in drawing people to active travel.
- David Bocking on representing research in local media.
- Charles Critchell on why communicating research to people through extended journalistic formats is important.
- Sarah Berry on narrating new experiences of active travel.
- Tom Wall on how journalists should try and cover disputed topics in active travel coverage.
- Emma Latham Phillips on unequal access to green spaces, and representing the voices of others.
- Lucy Marstrand-Taussig on children’s school travel in the time of Covid.
- Clyde Loakes on how Waltham Forest went from a local to national story.
Further reading & resources
Websites and Organisations
FareCity – “A think tank and social enterprise dedicated to the co-creation of fairer cities.”
Mobile Lives Forum – “A mobility research institute that is preparing the transition to more desirable and sustainable lifestyles.”
Possible (Travel area) – “At Possible, we want to see a zero carbon society, built by and for the people of the UK, and we want to see this fast.”
Shropshire Climate Action (Transport Theme) – “The many ways that people can retain the independence of easy transport in ways that are regenerative and keep us within the necessarily tight carbon budgets that will keep us safe.”
Academic and Grey Literature
Aldred, R. (2012) Governing transport from welfare state to hollow state: The case of cycling in the UK, Journal of Transport Policy 23(2) pp. 95-102, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tranpol.2012.05.012. Also available Open Access from rachelaldred.org.
Attard, M., 2020. Mobility justice in urban transport – the case of Malta. Transportation Research Procedia, 45, 352–359, https://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S2352146520301885
Caimotto, M. C., 2020. Discourses of Cycling, Road Users and Sustainability [online]. Cham: Springer International Publishing, http://link.springer.com/10.1007/978-3-030-44026-8
Cohen, T., 2020. Tools for addressing transport inequality: A novel variant of accessibility measurement. Journal of Transport Geography [online], 88, 102863. https://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S0966692320309406
Loyola, M., Nelson, J., Clifton, G., and Levinson., D., 2021. Narratives in Transport Research, Sydney. Available Open Access from the University of Sydney.
Van Der Meulen, J. and Mukhtar-Landgren, D., 2021. Deconstructing accessibility – discursive barriers for increased cycling in Sweden. Mobilities,, 1–16, https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/17450101.2021.1902240.
Whitelegg, J. and Haq, G., 2017. The Global Transport Problem: Same Issues but a Different Place. In: The Earthscan Reader on World Transport Policy and Practice, Routledge, 34–57, Available Open Access from ResearcGate.net.
Winters, M., Buehler, R., and Götschi, T., 2017. Policies to Promote Active Travel: Evidence from Reviews of the Literature. Current Environmental Health Reports [online], 4 (3), 278–285. http://doi.org/10.1007/s40572-017-0148-x. Also available Open Access from ResearchGate.net.