Today’s theme is ‘Active Travel Equity’, and includes contributions from the Active Travel Academy Equity Fellows who introduce their projects below.

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Presentations – ATA Equity Fellow Projects

ATA Equity Fellow Project Overview – ‘Delivery cyclists: Towards decent work, safer streets & democratic ownership.’ – Tiffany Lam


ATA Equity Fellow Project Overview – Barriers to cycling among black men in London – Akwesi Osei


ATA Equity Fellow Project Overview – Exploring experiences of people of marginalised genders accessing and shaping urban public space to roller skateAshley O’Callaghan


ATA Equity Fellow Project Overview – Still I Ride: How Women of Colour are taking control of their narratives & creating counter-discourses in cyclingDulce Pedroso

Presentations – Cycling@Tea-time

Cycling@Tea-Time – Enabling wider participation in cycling – Janet Hudson, Mariam Draaijer 


Cycling for EveryoneLaura Laker

Accessible CyclingRachel Aldred and Harrie Larrington-Spencer

Further reading & resources

Websites and Organisations

Biking Public Project – “Aims to expand advocacy for underrepresented NYC bicyclists including women, people of color & working cyclists”

Black Unity Bike Ride – “A series of activations that encourages holistic wellness amongst the Black community.”

JoyRiders –  “Empowering women by introducing them to the joys of cycling.”

Transport for All – “A pan-impairment organisation, guided by the passionate belief that all disabled and older people have the right to travel with freedom and independence.”

Women of Colour Cycling Collective – “We are a support network for minority ethnic women and non-binary cyclists in the UK”

Academic and Grey Literature

Aldred, R., E. Verlinghieri, M. Sharkey, I. Itova, and A. Goodman (2020) “Equity in New Active Travel Infrastructure: A Spatial Analysis of London’s New Low Traffic Neighbourhoods.”

Andrews, N.; Clement, I. and Aldred, R. (2018). Invisible Cyclists? Disabled people and cycle planning – A case study of London. Journal of Transport and Health, 8, 146–156. Also available open access:

Biehl, A., Chen. Y., Sanabria-Véaz, K., Uttald, D. and Stathopoulos, A. (2019) Where does active travel fit within local community narratives of mobility space and place? Transportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice, 123, pp.269-287,

Brown, C.T., Blickstein, S., Yang, S., Jain, A. and Sinclair, J. (2021) Where Do We Go From Here? Breaking Down Barriers to Bicycling in the U.S. A report for People For Bikes.

Fairwork (2021), Fairwork UK Ratings 2021: Labour Standards in the Gig Economy,

Farina, L., Boussauw, K., and Plyushteva, A. (2021) Moving safely at night? Women’s nocturnal mobilities in Recife, Brazil and Brussels, Belgium, Gender, Place and Culture, in press,

Goodman, A., Panter, J., Sharp, S.J. and Ogilvie, D. (2013) Effectiveness and equity impacts of town-wide cycling initiatives in England: A longitudinal, controlled natural experimental study,
Social Science & Medicine, 97, pp. 228-237,

Inckle, Kay (2019), Disabled Cyclists and the Deficit Model of Disability, Disability Studies Quarterly, 39(4),

Lam, Tiffany (2021), Towards Gender-Inclusive and Sustainable Transport Systems,

Lubitow, A.,  Narratives of marginalized cyclists : understanding obstacles to utilitarian cycling among women and minorities in Portland, OR : final report

Lucas, K. (2012) Transport and social exclusion: Where are we now? Transport Policy 20, pages 105-113, Also available Open Access from

Steinbach, R., Green, J., Datta, J., and Edwards, P., 2011. Cycling and the city: A case study of how gendered, ethnic and class identities can shape healthy transport choices. Social Science & Medicine, 72 (7), 1123–1130, Also available Open Access from

Sustainable Development Commission (2010), Fairness in a Car Dependent Society,

Sustrans. (2018) Bike Life: Inclusive city cycling: Women: reducing the gender gap. Available at:

Warren, S. (2021) Pluralising (im)mobilities: anti-Muslim acts and the epistemic politics of mobile methods, Mobilities (in press),

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