DfT’s anti peak-car rhetoric: narrative analysis of DfT statements

We have to come off the car for many reasons. It’s a perfect situation for politics to act and direct society. For politics can be described as [a]ny desired source that is not totally abundant – be it money, social prestige, recognition, research grants, or whatever – must be divided up through a political process… Read More DfT’s anti peak-car rhetoric: narrative analysis of DfT statements

Let’s design for women too – beyond the commute

Various feminist geographers-planners-researchers have pointed it out before, but it still warrants repeating. Looking at the commute alone is discriminating against women. Of course it is much easier to look at the commute. The census data contain that question “how do you usually travel to work?” and the census provides near-full coverage. Yet looking at… Read More Let’s design for women too – beyond the commute

Datasets for mode share and infrastructure

Whenever you hear safety-in-numbers statement you may like to cross-check with the location’s infrastructure provision too. Safety figures are one thing. It is also important to link the safety discussion back to its environmental root causes, the enabling factors and the needs people have, so that ultimately “more people cycle, more safely, more often” (to… Read More Datasets for mode share and infrastructure