Javascript är avstängt eller blockerat i din webbläsare. Detta kan leda till att vissa delar av vår webbplats inte fungerar som de ska. Sätt på javascript för optimal funktionalitet och utseende.

Webbläsaren som du använder stöds inte av denna webbplats. Alla versioner av Internet Explorer stöds inte längre, av oss eller Microsoft (läs mer här: * https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoft-365/windows/end-of-ie-support).

Var god och använd en modern webbläsare för att ta del av denna webbplats, som t.ex. nyaste versioner av Edge, Chrome, Firefox eller Safari osv.

Dalia Mukhtar-Landgren

Dalia Mukhtar-Landgren

Universitetslektor

Dalia Mukhtar-Landgren

Deconstructing accessibility–discursive barriers for increased cycling in Sweden

Författare

  • Janet Van Der Meulen
  • Dalia Mukhtar-Landgren

Summary, in English

Society’s planning for and dependence on automobility has created several major problems and calls for a shift away from car-based mobility are proliferating. There is a growing recognition of the positive effects of cycling and modal shares for cycling are on the rise in cities. Nevertheless, bicycling is still marginalised in national transport policies. In Sweden, cycling shares are decreasing at a national level, and to steer towards increased cycling, a policy shift is needed. We adopt a post-structuralist view and consider a policy shift to be a discursive shift. With the help of Laclau and Mouffe’s discourse theory, the paper depicts the position of cycling in Swedish national transport policy. As accessibility is a key concept in national transport policy and planning, we consider the meaning bestowed upon this concept paramount with regard to the marginalisation of cycling at the national level. The lack of decisiveness in national bicycle policy can be traced back to a suppression of certain meanings of accessibility. This calls for a reinterpretation of accessibility and a revaluation of the national responsibility for cycling. The framing of cycling as a local and primarily urban issue hampers the pro-activity of the national government regarding cycling.

Avdelning/ar

  • Trafik och väg
  • Statsvetenskapliga institutionen

Publiceringsår

2021

Språk

Engelska

Sidor

493-508

Publikation/Tidskrift/Serie

Mobilities

Volym

16

Issue

4

Dokumenttyp

Artikel i tidskrift

Förlag

SAGE Publications

Ämne

  • Transport Systems and Logistics

Nyckelord

  • accessibility
  • bicycling
  • discourse
  • Mobilities
  • Sweden

Status

Published

ISBN/ISSN/Övrigt

  • ISSN: 1745-0101