Call for papers: User Roles in Cycling Governance: Transitions and Innovations

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Call for papers for the special issue in Transportation Research Interdisciplinary Perspectives:

This special issue leverages scholarship on cycling and uses the bicycle as a lens to explore how users can play a role in accommodating (or rejecting) innovations in sustainable transportation. From debates over definitions of the bicycle as a physical object to exploring practices and meaning of cycling, concepts such as smart cities, socio-technical change, and mobility transitions are explored critically from user, industry, regulatory and governance perspectives. We invite contributions from scholars from diverse disciplines, including but not limited to, urban design, history of technology, transport planning, mobility studies, politics, and sociology. We encourage multidisciplinary perspectives to explore the relationships between urban planning, cycling and sustainable transport.

Among the types of papers TRIP seeks to publish, this special issue encourages the submission of case studies and research papers using diverse methods and data sources providing insights on user behaviors, attitudes and participation in cycling governance.

All types of contributions pertaining to cycling governance are welcome. We especially welcome papers that address:

  1. Best practices supporting institutional transitions to cycling and other forms of active mobility;
  2. Experiments and living labs for testing and refining interventions for improving cycling accessibility;
  3. Cycling as a lens for understanding socio-technical change and relevant new technologies to support bicycle transportation;
  4. User responses to bicycle policies, innovations and infrastructure developments;
  5. Comparative studies of low cycling versus high cycling communities.

Note that it is an open access journal with a fee. It is the authors’ responsibility to pay the APC for Open Access charges for publication of their articles. See here for details and discounts.

Submission method

For details of contents and formatting guidelines please visit the Guide for Authors.

When submitting your manuscript, please choose “VSI: Cycling Innovations & Users” for “Article Type”. This is to ensure that your submission will be considered for this Special Issue instead of being handled as a regular paper.

Important dates

Papers will be reviewed upon submission through the open window (June 1st, 2019 – Dec 31st, 2019), and a decision for each paper will be made as soon as the review process is complete. The targeted review time for the first decision is about 10 weeks. Therefore, early submission is encouraged for an early decision. Below are the deadlines for paper submission and reviews.

  •    – Special issue article type becomes available in EM: 1st June 2019
  •    – Submission deadline: December 31st, 2019
  •    – Special issue completed and published by December 2020

For any queries please feel free to contact the Guest Editors:

Dr Fariya Sharmeen: , Prof Ruth Oldenziel: , Mr. George Liu:

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