Routledge Companion to Cycling presents a comprehensive overview of an artefact that throughout the modern era has been a bellwether indicator of the major social, economic and environmental trends that have permeated society The volume synthesizes a rapidly growing body of research on the bicycle, its past and present uses, its technological evolution, its use in diverse geographical settings, its aesthetics and its deployment in art and literature. From its origins in early modern carriage technology in Germany, it has generated what is now a vast, multi-disciplinary literature encompassing a wide range of issues in countries throughout the world.
An Introduction to The Companion to Cycling
Section 1: Cycling and Society: An Introduction
Introduction to Section 1
1. Theorising Cycling
2. Cycling and Gender: Past, Present and Paths Ahead
Jennifer Bonham and Kat Jungnicklel
3. The Precarious Work of Platform Cycle Delivery Workers
Cosmin Popan and Esther Anaya-Boig.
4. The Sociality of Cycling
Simon Batterbury and Alejandro Manga
Vignette A: Black Cyclists Matter: Major Taylor – Au Parc des Princes 1901.
5. Programs for Cycling Inclusion
Angela van der Kloof
6. The Potential of "Bike-like" Vehicles to Provide Big Wins for Climate Change,
Safety and Justice
Kevin J. Krizek.
7. Mobility, Freedom and Self-determination: The Benefits (and Barriers) to
Disabled People Cycling
Section 2: Cycle Technology
Introduction to Section 2
8. Configurations of Cycles
9. Frames and materials
10. Wheels and Shock Absorption
11. Transmission and Brakes
12. Passenger Carrying
Vignette B: Micromobility in Rwanda: Hilary Angus.
13. Cycling Technologies and Disability
Ron Buliung, Annika Kruse, Glen Norcliffe, and John Radford.
Section 3: The Cycling Economy: An Introduction
Introduction to Section 3
14. The Global Bicycle Industry
Glen Norcliffe and Boyang Gao.
15. The Value Chains and Production Clusters of Taiwan’s Bicycle Industry
16. Bicycle Trade Shows as Transactional Spaces
Michael Andreae and Glen Norcliffe.
17. Retailing Bicycles
Jay Townley, Bradley Hughes and Michael Fritz
18. On the Shoulders of Giant: Cluster Innovation and Entrepreneurship in the Taiwanese Bicycle Industry
19. Street Trades and Work Cycles
Vignette C: Mobile cycle repairing in Beijing: Tian Yun
SECTION 4: URBAN CYCLING: An Introduction
Introduction to Section 4
20. Cycling Infrastructure: Planning Cycle Networks
Vignette D: Cycling infrastructure in Lund, Sweden. Till Koglin.
21. Situating the Mobility Fix of Contemporary Urban Cycling Policy
22. Making Space for Cycling
Sergio Montero Munoz and Paola Castenada
Vignette E: B2W Indonesia and the re-cycling of Jakarta:
23. Shared Micromobility: Policy, Practices, and Emerging Futures
Susan Shaheen, Adam Cohen and Jacquelyn Broader
24. E-bikes: Expanding the Practice of Cycling?
Dimitri Marincek and Patrick Rérat
25. Cycling Safety as Mobility Justice
Léa Ravensbergen, Ron Buliung and Ahmed El-Geneidy
Section 5: Sport Cycling, Health and Lifestyles: An Introduction
Introduction to Section 5
26. Amateur Sport Cycling: The Rise of the MAMIL.
27. Professional Road Cycling
Daam Van Reeth
Vignette F: In the peloton. Michael Barry.
28. Off-road Cycling
Karen McCormack and Ben Osborn
29. Track Cycling
Vignette G: Keirin culture: Keizo Kobayashi.
30. Health Benefits of Cycling
Adrian Bauman, Sylvia Titze and Pekka Oja
31. Doping in Cycling: Past, Present and Future Trends
SECTION 6: PLACES OF CYCLING: An Introduction
Introduction to Section 6
Vignette H: Early Cycling in the Bois de Boulogne, Paris. David Herlihy.
32. Cycling’s Symphony of Place
Vignette I: Constructing peaceful places through bicycles.
Jeanette Steinmann, Mitchell McSweeney, Lyndsay Hayhurst & Brian Wilson.
33. In Quest of Adventures
Vignette J: Winter cycling: Montreal’s four-season bicycle network
Bartek Komoroski and Kevin Manaugh.
34. The Africanized Bicycle
Hans Peter Hahn
Vignette K: The Devil’s Chariot: women cycling in the Middle East. Alon Raab
35. Cycling in Indian Cities: Between Everyday Cyclists and Affluent Cyclists
Rutul Joshi and Jacob Baby.
36. The Rise the "Kingdom of Bicycles"
37. Copenhagen is a good place to bike – but it could be better…
Vignette L: Beach Road, Melbourne. Charlie Farren.
38. Bogotá: Perspectives on the "World bike capital"
Section 7: The Visual Culture of Cycling
Introduction to Section 7
39. The Machine Aesthetic: The Visual Identity of the Bicycle and Its
Representation in Advertising and Artefacts
40. Dressed to Ride
41. Cycle Posters of The Belle Époque:
42. Art and the Cycle
Vignette M: The space between: Hilary Norcliffe.
43. Cycling and Cinema: Revolutionary Films
Section 8: Cycling in Literature: An Introduction
Introduction to Section 8
44. The Bicycle and the Creative Pursuit in French Literature
45. The Liberating Bicycle in Literature
46. Cycling humor in turn-of-the-century literature
47. On Bards on Bicycles: The Art of Cycling Poetry
Justin Daniel Belmont
48. "The stutter of the world beneath you": The Literature of Cycle Travel