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Authored by: Paul Simpson

The Routledge Handbook of Mobilities

Print publication date:  December  2013
Online publication date:  January  2014

Print ISBN: 9780415667715
eBook ISBN: 9781315857572
Adobe ISBN: 9781317934134

10.4324/9781315857572.ch52

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Abstract

Recently, I have been researching the experience of cycling in Plymouth, UK. In particular, I have been interested in how the things cyclists encounter on a day-to-day basis in undertaking their commutes and other routine journeys have implications for their experience of cycling through Plymouth’s various urban environments. I’ve been interested in how mundane things like road surfaces, hills, helmets, traffic lights, cycle lanes (or a lack thereof ), buses, cars, other cyclists, and pedestrians; ephemeral happenings like gestures, glances, shouted words and passing comments, rain, and wind; and sensations of speed, slowness, proximity, and space, are all enrolled in the production of the experience of cycling.

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