Equity, Justice and Sociocultural Research on Bicycling Transportation
This presentation is sponsored by ITS-Davis’ partnership with the Pacific Southwest Region University Transportation Center
Associate Director of the Feminist Research Institute at UC Davis
This talk explores how bicycle transportation research planning, policy, and advocacy may better account for complex sociocultural forces, including gender, class, and race. Drawing on a large body of sociocultural research on bicycling from diverse fields such as anthropology, sociology, geography, communications, and cultural studies, which are generally not in conversation with bicycle transportation planning, policy, and advocacy.
These fields have complex models capable of addressing the complexity of identity, the innerworkings of power in society, and the nature of inequity. The review focused on culling findings that could speak to issues of equity, diversity, and inclusion in bicycling transportation. These findings coalesced into four recommendations for researching and promoting bicycling as a mode of everyday transportation. The concept of mobility justice will also be introduced as a model for transportation equity research.
The UC Davis Institute of Transportation Studies hosts weekly seminars during the academic year. We hope you will join us this Friday on campus or online. Recordings of past seminars are also available on our website.