Why cycling matters for electric mobility: towards diverse, active and sustainable e-mobilities


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Behrendt, Frauke (2017) Why cycling matters for electric mobility: towards diverse, active and sustainable e-mobilities Mobilities, 13 (1). pp. 64-80. ISSN 1745-0101

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This paper proposes the concept of e-velomobility. E-velomobility covers practices, systems and technologies of electrically-assisted cycling where velomobility’s pedal-power combines with e-mobility’s battery/motor assistance to propel the rider. The concept draws on research and policies around e-mobility, velomobility and e-bikes. Results of an analysis of qualitative material from a UK trial of e-bikes illustrate how e-velomobility is experienced. The empirical material and the conceptual approach show e-velomobility as a distinct and important form of mobility with implications for research agendas and e-mobility policy. E-velomobility and the more diverse understanding of e-mobility suggested in this paper could support a shift of strategies and policies towards more active and sustainable as well as less expensive modes of e-mobility than the current focus on electric cars.

Item Type: Journal article
Additional Information: © 2017 The Author(s). Published by Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group. This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives License (http:// creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/), which permits non-commercial re-use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited, and is not altered, transformed, or built upon in any way
Uncontrolled Keywords: E-mobility; electrically-assisted bicycle; cycling; sustainable transport; policy
Subjects: K000 Architecture, Building and Planning > K400 Planning (Urban, Rural and Regional) > K460 Transport Planning
L000 Social Sciences > L400 Social Policy > L434 Transport policy
L000 Social Sciences > L700 Human and Social Geography > L724 Transport geography
N000 Business and Management > N800 Travel, Tourism and Transport Management > N850 Transport Studies
P000 Mass Communications and Documentation > P300 Media studies
L000 Social Sciences > L400 Social Policy > L430 Public Policy
DOI (a stable link to the resource): 10.1080/17450101.2017.1335463
Depositing User: Converis
Date Deposited: 18 Jul 2017 03:01
Last Modified: 18 Jan 2018 10:30
URI: http://eprints.brighton.ac.uk/id/eprint/17215

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