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The Role of Human Powered Vehicles in Sustainable Mobility

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As part of the move towards sustainable transport and urban mobility practices, increased cycle use is commonly advocated as a factor in this modal shift. New developments in cycle technology are beginning to introduce new classes of cycles and other human powered vehicles as options within a wider advocacy of cycling for urban mobility and which may offer advantages and greater opportunity for users. However, these innovations may also raise questions for the design and construction of the built environment. Drawing on a SCOT approach, this paper therefore examines the implications of some innovatory cycle designs and the limitations on their deployment that may arise through the interaction with wider design environments.

Document Type: Research Article


Publication date: May 29, 2008

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