“All together now”: A sociological investigation into the local deliverance of the Cycling Demonstration Towns Project ‘Cycle Chester’

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10034/344357
Title:
“All together now”: A sociological investigation into the local deliverance of the Cycling Demonstration Towns Project ‘Cycle Chester’
Authors:
White, Christopher
Abstract:
In 2007 it was announced by Cycling England that Chester was to become a Cycling Demonstration Town (Cycling England, 2010). Rather than the typical English local authority spend on cycling promotion, this meant that Chester would receive a sum of money similar to seemingly pro-cycling cities, such as Amsterdam (DfT, 2008). However there is yet to be an official evaluation of the second round of Cycling Demonstration Towns. This thesis is designed to demonstrate the context of delivering parties in one specific case-study, the Cycling Demonstration Towns Project ‘Cycle Chester’. Fifteen semi-structured interviews explored the views and experiences of various different concerned actors, both inside and outside the core delivery group. The concepts of figurational sociology have been employed to help understand the findings. The principal finding was that the complex figuration in which deliverers were situated meant that the project encountered several unintended outcomes. In addition to this, two key areas were found to have the potential to further complicate the delivery process. Firstly the way in which potential towns and cities were encouraged to apply for funding was found to have large impacts on the project at a later stage. Secondly, and perhaps most importantly, the differing goals of the many groups and individuals who were eventually involved with the project meant that interventions were often ‘watered-down’.
Advisors:
Bloyce, Daniel
Publisher:
University of Chester
Publication Date:
Oct-2014
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10034/344357
Type:
Thesis or dissertation
Language:
en
Appears in Collections:
Masters Dissertations

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.advisorBloyce, Danielen
dc.contributor.authorWhite, Christopheren
dc.date.accessioned2015-02-10T12:54:32Zen
dc.date.available2015-02-10T12:54:32Zen
dc.date.issued2014-10en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10034/344357en
dc.description.abstractIn 2007 it was announced by Cycling England that Chester was to become a Cycling Demonstration Town (Cycling England, 2010). Rather than the typical English local authority spend on cycling promotion, this meant that Chester would receive a sum of money similar to seemingly pro-cycling cities, such as Amsterdam (DfT, 2008). However there is yet to be an official evaluation of the second round of Cycling Demonstration Towns. This thesis is designed to demonstrate the context of delivering parties in one specific case-study, the Cycling Demonstration Towns Project ‘Cycle Chester’. Fifteen semi-structured interviews explored the views and experiences of various different concerned actors, both inside and outside the core delivery group. The concepts of figurational sociology have been employed to help understand the findings. The principal finding was that the complex figuration in which deliverers were situated meant that the project encountered several unintended outcomes. In addition to this, two key areas were found to have the potential to further complicate the delivery process. Firstly the way in which potential towns and cities were encouraged to apply for funding was found to have large impacts on the project at a later stage. Secondly, and perhaps most importantly, the differing goals of the many groups and individuals who were eventually involved with the project meant that interventions were often ‘watered-down’.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherUniversity of Chesteren
dc.subjectcyclingen
dc.subjectChesteren
dc.subjectcycling demonstration townsen
dc.title“All together now”: A sociological investigation into the local deliverance of the Cycling Demonstration Towns Project ‘Cycle Chester’en
dc.typeThesis or dissertationen
dc.type.qualificationnameMScen
dc.type.qualificationlevelMasters Degreeen
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