First off, I use anger here in the sense of outrage, see Stéphane Hessel’s infamous Indignez-vous, translated into english as Time for Outrage. Anger as such is then a productive feeling. Anger feels and notices inequalities and injustices and it is an emotion that is active, that seeks to find explanations and solutions. Once you… Read More Where to angle anger?
Turns and twists. After last year’s big revelation about the variable constitution of data (hint: they are not just numbers), I continued my conversion from applied natural scientist (engineer) to social scientist. One of my struggles was revolving around the question of what type of data to collect for my PhD – to make the… Read More My PhD data
With one bike totalled in August, the other recently stolen in London, my bike availability was temporarily exhausted. I was (condemned to) travelling around on foot. Walking isn’t an easy thing. Thanks to a friend’s helping hand to a spare bike, I am now back in the saddle. But what happened in the three days I was… Read More Peace warriors in the urban jungle
Campaigning for inclusive road safety means panning out sufficiently to include the environment in your campaigning. You pan away from the individual and behavioural quagmire. This is useful, as the discussion we must have must incorporate the road layout, the highway engineering and urban design mistakes that have been so wholly lavished upon our cities.… Read More Are you positively for inclusive safety?
The below slides are due to be presented on Friday 8 September 2017 as part of this year’s Cycling & Society symposium in London:
The “token attractive woman” caption is just part of the normal background-noise din that surrounds many women, cycling or not. Often unspoken, but still thought. Everyday sexism exists, it’s all around is. It envelopes us, swallows us and spits us out – every day. It would be a head-in-the-sand attitude, closing the closet, if we… Read More Let’s talk about sex(ism) maybe
As every cyclist knows, local newspapers can be a bit hit and miss when it comes to reporting on (transport) cycling stuff. I have certainly lost my rag with the local rag on multiple occasions (including local radio too). This is why I should really say thank-you when a decent and fair article comes along.… Read More A rare thanks to the local newspaper