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dc.contributor.authorCox, Peter
dc.date.accessioned2021-05-28T10:45:53Z
dc.date.available2021-05-28T10:45:53Z
dc.identifierhttps://chesterrep.openrepository.com/bitstream/handle/10034/624741/Cox%202020%20velomobility%20as%20autonomobility%20final%20version.pdf?sequence=1
dc.identifier.citationCox, P. (2021). Vélomobility as autonomobility: Prefigurative cycling imaginaries. Applied Mobilities,en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10034/624741
dc.descriptionThis is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Applied Mobilities on PUBLICATION DATE, available online: doien_US
dc.description.abstractAt the end of the nineteenth century, the autonomous mobility provided by bicycles and tricycles created a mobile imaginary that paved the way for automobility. Through the course of the twentieth century, the growth and decline of cycling mobilities was inseparably entangled with the rise of a range of motor-mobilities (two and four wheeled). Yet cycling persists and is championed widely as a contender for future mobility in post-growth societies. However, the hegemonic position reached by automobility as a dominant system has led to closure of political non-car mobility imaginaries. United In Science, the high-level synthesis report to the UN Climate Action Summit 2019, notes that the nationally determined contributions to carbon reduction made in the Paris agreement need to be tripled to reach target CO2 reduction levels: this will entail dramatic transformation of mobilityscapes. This paper consequently explores the possibilities and problems inherent in formulating vélomobility as a system of autonomobility, paying special attention to its alignment with the range of radical alternatives clustered around degrowth (D’Alisa et al 2014) and the pluriverse (Kothari et al 2019, Escobar 2020) as promising ways to think and act beyond the unsustainable carbon economy. It does so in three parts: first it examines the challenges of imagining vélomobility not just as a set of practices but cognitively, through its conceptual construction not as an inverse of automobility but as a system that also challenges the political underpinnings of automobility. Second, it considers vélomobility through a set of propositions and briefly explores through examples the complexities involved in reimagining mobility regimes as well as the resources from political theory that may be important to it. Finally, the last section reverses the gaze and asks what the reconsideration of vélomobility as described previously can bring to the broader discussion of autonomobility.en_US
dc.publisherRoutledgeen_US
dc.relation.urlhttps://www.tandfonline.com/toc/rapm20/currenten_US
dc.rightsAttribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International*
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/en_US
dc.subjectautonomobilityen_US
dc.subjectDegrowthen_US
dc.subjectpostcolonialen_US
dc.subjectcyclingen_US
dc.subjectvelomobilityen_US
dc.subjectautomobilityen_US
dc.titleVélomobility as Autonomobility: prefigurative cycling imaginariesen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.identifier.eissn2380-0135en_US
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Chesteren_US
dc.identifier.journalApplied Mobilitiesen_US
or.grant.openaccessYesen_US
rioxxterms.funderunfundeden_US
rioxxterms.identifier.projectunfundeden_US
rioxxterms.versionAMen_US
rioxxterms.licenseref.startdate2023-06-30
dcterms.dateAccepted2021-04-04
rioxxterms.publicationdate2021
dc.date.deposited2021-05-28en_US
dc.indentifier.issn2380-0127en_US


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