AbstractPeter Cox shows how the rapid transformations of many city spaces during the covid-19 pandemic has dramatically altered both perceptions of the spaces in which cyclists ride the city and the possibilities of becoming an urban cyclist. This chapter first looks back in a wider historic context to show the double process of cyclists adapting to existing European cities and how, in turn, cyclists’ presence has changed the cities themselves. It then examines some of the adaptations produced in response to the pandemic and the ways in which this has made cities appear different spaces for cycling. Finally, it examines some of the emergent policy frameworks produced during this time and their implications for future relations between cyclists and other forms of urban mobility.
CitationCox, P. (2021 - forthcoming). Becoming an urban cycling space. In A. Matthieu & N. Ortar (Eds.), Becoming urban cyclists: From socialization to skills. Chester, United Kingdom: University of Chester Press.
PublisherUniversity of Chester Press
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