The bicycle: a vehicle for ‘social justice and sustainability’16/06/17Culture
A leading expert at the University of Chester, UK, is ‘pedalling’ his message about the importance of the bicycle.
2017 marks the 200-year anniversary of the bicycle— the Laufmaschine— created by inventor Karl Von Drais.
A senior lecturer in sociology and the editor of Cycling Cultures: studies in diversity and practice, Dr Peter Cox of the University of Chester has taken part in a public lecture in Mannheim, Germany – home of the Laufmaschine .
Cox also presented the International Scientists for Cycling Colloquim in Nijmegen, the Netherlands, and has spoken at Nijmegen’s International Velo-City Conference.
The professor has also been working alongside the organisers of an exhibition at Deutsches Museum, Munich called ‘Balancing Act: 200 years of the Two-Wheeler’.
His contribution includes an essay for the exhibition catalogue, titled “Bicycles, protests and change: cyclists as designers of cities and machines”.
Cox is attending the opening in July and will also be giving a public lecture as part of a series there. In September he will attend the International Cycling Conference in Mannheim.