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The Politics of Cycling InfrastructureSpaces and (In)Equality$
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Peter Cox and Till Koglin

Print publication date: 2020

Print ISBN-13: 9781447345152

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: September 2020

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781447345152.001.0001

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(p.1) Introduction
The Politics of Cycling Infrastructure

Peter Cox

Till Koglin

Policy Press

This chapter introduces the topic of this volume and the issues touched upon in the different chapters. It explains today’s situation for cycling and the wider context of cycling infrastructure. Moreover, it also shows how this volume was put together and why there is a need for this book. Furthermore, it places the book in context to existing literature and shows what gaps exists in this literature and why this volume is an important contribution to the current publications on cycling and infrastructure. Additionally, this chapter gives an overview of the content of this volume, introduces briefly each chapter and explains the structure of this volume. In the end of this chapter, a note on language explains the terms used in this volume for different parts of cycling infrastructure.

Keywords:   Bicycle infrastructure, Politics, Transport planning, Culture, Power relations

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