Whose Streets? Our Streets! Bicibús in Barcelona through a Justice Lens
Sach, Anna Aretha
Honey-Rosés, Jordi, dir. (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Institut de Ciència i Tecnologia Ambientals)
Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Facultat de Ciències
Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Institut de Ciència i Tecnologia Ambientals

Data: 2023
Resum: Mobility justice considers how power and injustice shape unequal (im)mobility patterns along gendered, class and racialized lines. Previous studies have shown that cycling movements can generate or reinforce inequalities. Even grassroots mobility initiatives from the cycling community may be entangled in systemic inequities and mobility injustice. Bicibús is a growing movement of children, caregivers, and volunteers who go to school together by bikes, skates, or scooters. They occupy the streets for safer and healthier cities. This study analyzes whether and how Bicibús initiatives reflect and reproduce inequalities based on gender, class, or migration in Barcelona. Through interviews with 22 parents, including Bicibús organizers and non-participants, I outline the processes of exclusion in this grassroots cycling activism in Barcelona. While data indicated gender parity, low-income and racialized families were underrepresented among Bicibús organizers and participants, leaving the movement to be dominated by white and middle-class families. The schools that benefited were predominately in higher-income neighborhoods, while no routes connected marginalized students from lower-income schools. Work obligations, materials, confidence and physical abilities, social integration, and logistics were identified as barriers to participation, which more strongly impeded low-income and less integrated families. This analysis adds to an intersectional understanding of children's unequal active mobility to school and biased representation in cycling initiatives. Raising awareness for racist and classist inequalities, creating support structures, and involving schools are recommended to make cycling protests more inclusive and diverse.
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Llengua: Anglès
Titulació: Estudis Interdisciplinaris en Sostenibilitat Ambiental, Econòmica i Social [4313784]
Pla d'estudis: Màster Universitari en Estudis Interdisciplinaris en Sostenibilitat Ambiental, Econòmica i Social [1341]
Document: Treball de fi de postgrau
Matèria: Active school transportation ; Bicibús ; Cycling justice ; Cycling movement ; Mobilities of care ; Mobility justice

51 p, 2.0 MB

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