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The velomobile as a vehicle for more sustainable transportation

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The velomobile as a vehicle for more sustainable transportation. Reshaping the social construction of cycling technology

Auteur

Frederik van de Walle

Categorie

Boeken over de geschiedenis van ligfietsen en de hpv-beweging

Uitgever

Kungliga Tekniska högskolan

Plaats

Stockholm

Bladzijden

104

Druk

Onbekend

Jaar

2004

ISBN

Onbekend

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De korte samenvatting van de auteur luidt als volgt: Cycling as transportation has remained conceptually the same for more than one century. As transportation has a very important influence on the future of society, cycling should be on every transportation agenda. This thesis describes the development of the velomobile and the possible impact this may have for rethinking transportation technology and systems.
The thesis describes the history of cycling technology up to today from the perspective of the social construction of technology theory (SCOT). This theory helps to explain why certain cycling solutions developed, and why and how the selected solutions tend to obstruct further development. One of the cycling technologies that was latently present is the human-powered, weather protected "velomobile". Using SCOT theory, an appropriate framing of the velomobile concept is proposed, giving the velomobile a place as a mode of individual transportation in our current context. From this frame of reference, the potential of the velomobile concept as a mode of transportation is discussed. Moreover, the framing of the velomobile results in a shift away from a hierarchic ordering where one mode of individual transportation is 'better' than the other, to an understanding that a greater diversity can better serve differing transportation needs. Thus even if the velomobile concept does not become a widespread mode of transportation, the new understanding of individual transportation that emerges from its presence can contribute to more ecologically sustainable transportation solutions.

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