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Biking is a key daily mode of mobility within the constructing global and elements of northern Europe, and one that is more and more being promoted via governments of car-dominated societies equivalent to the united kingdom. but while the complicated and highly valued perform of biking addresses vital concerns in social conception together with sustainability, fit existence and concrete quality-of-life, it's been remarkably unexplored by way of social scientists. This ebook redresses this hole through bringing jointly an interdisciplinary workforce of lecturers with a robust curiosity in learn into biking. In doing so, it presents an outline of the importance of biking to modern social and political debates and of the variety of state-of-art techniques to biking examine. The ebook is split into major sections: the know-how of the bicycle; daily makes use of of the bicycle; the cultures of bicycle clients; and the spatial dynamics of bicycle use. It throws gentle on a number modern debates whereas additionally considerably extending the scope of biking reviews.
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And I would have had no clue. I think it’s an illustration of when I am zoning out, it’s just going into my head rather than looking round … I’m just not thinking about where I am (interview, 3/11/04). 34 Cycling and Society Roger’s account seems to point to a reversal of Auge’s concept of non-place. The social space of the high street in Streatham, so full of people, interactions and visual signs when experienced visually from the confines of the bus, becomes irrelevant when experienced from the bike as the rider’s attention becomes focused solely on what is important to negotiating the space.