The walking commute: gendered and generationed

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The walking commute is produced through the intersections of gender and generation and is gendered and generationed as the mobilities of particular social groups, most notably women, children and older people, experience it in particular ways and are consequently disadvantaged. The key argument in this chapter is that the urban walking commute needs to be re-defined in moving away from an unproblematic promotion of walking as a ‘sustainable’ form of travel. Viewing the commute in relation to gender and generation reveals the persistent barriers to walking. The urban walking commute is illustrated as an interdependent and intersected urban mobility practice.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHandbook of urban mobilities
EditorsOle B Jensen, Claus Lassen, Vincent Kaufmann, Malene Freudenal-Pedersen, Ida Sofie Gøtzsche Lange
ISBN (Electronic)9781351058759
ISBN (Print)9781138482197
Publication statusPublished - 18 May 2020

Publication series

NameRoutledge International Handbooks


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