Transportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice
Call for contributions: “Critical perspectives on bicycle-sharing schemes across the globe
• 大类 : 工程技术 - 3区
• 小类 : 运输科技 - 3区
The global landscape of urban transport is changing rapidly, with cities worldwide adopting bicycle-sharing schemes. Besides the typical benefits, bicycle-sharing schemes offer the potential to provide alternatives for those marginalised by private car-based mobility or unaffordable transport costs. However, some existing evidence suggests that users of public bicycle-sharing schemes, like cyclists in general, tend to have higher incomes, high levels of formal education, and be disproportionately white, middle aged and male.
We are looking for research that interrogates how this emerging form of mobility includes or excludes different social groups in different global contexts. There has been burgeoning interest in bicycle-sharing in the academic literature over recent years, but the social inclusiveness of bicycle-sharing has been relatively understudied, with the literature instead focused on technical operational aspects or economic and environmental impacts.
Given the growth of bicycle-sharing schemes globally, including the most recent phenomenon of the dockless schemes, a critical overview of the impact of these services across different urban, physical and social environments is timely. High quality, internationally relevant evaluation of the equity and justice impacts of bicycle-sharing schemes is crucial to support policy makers realize how these services can be made accessible to as many and as diverse populations as possible.
We welcome papers including, but not limited to the following topics:
· Empirical papers concerning socio-spatial inequalities, justice, power relations and inclusivity of bicycle-sharing
· Evaluation of the access and use of bicycle-share among those likely to be excluded in transport or with additional mobility needs, such as older people, migrants and refugees, women, disabled people, lower income groups, LGBTIQ people, and minority ethnic groups.
· Approaches to and analyses of inclusive urban transport policies relating to bicycle-sharing