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.
|Title of host publication||Handbook of urban mobilities|
|Editors||Ole B Jensen, Claus Lassen, Vincent Kaufmann, Malene Freudenal-Pedersen, Ida Sofie Gøtzsche Lange|
|Publication status||Published - 18 May 2020|
|Name||Routledge International Handbooks|
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- School of Applied Social Science - Associate Dean Research and Enterprise
- Centre for Arts and Wellbeing
- Cities, Injustice and Resistance Research and Enterprise Group