An exploration of the Cycling Culture in Europe
This is a report I wrote titled An Exploration of the Cycling Culture in Europe. I explained my report a little more here and here, but have not placed much of the main text online. So amongst posting other cycling stuff on this site, I am going to post some excerpts from this report, adding to it some additional views of Scotland.
A quick intro…
The project began with an interest in the bicycle and how it fits into our daily lives. The Report explored the developing or existing bicycle cultures in Four European Cities; Paris, Brussels, Amsterdam and Berlin.
First question – What defines a cycling culture?
The term Cycling Culture can manifest itself in many ways, as individual subcultures related to cycling are present within many divisions of Sport and leisure cycling (BMX, Mountain Biking, Road Cycling…). However, my focus was the exploration of utility Cycling Culture within cities, where the bicycle is seen as a method of transport.
Therefore, this research covered a diverse number of issues that relate to cycling; different factors that influence people’s motivation to cycle, current cycling practices, innovations, services, differences in culture and measures taken to increase participation in cycling as an alternative method of transport.
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