First volume in a new book series from Emerald Group Publishing on Transport and Sustainability
United Kingdom, June 2012 – With four million of us using a car to travel less than three miles to work, there is a growing call to find alternative, sustainable forms of transport to reduce carbon levels and congestion on the roads. With Green Transport Week starting on the 16th June to raise awareness of the alternatives to the car, Emerald Group Publishing is delighted to announce the publication of Cycling and Sustainability, the first volume in a new book series launching in 2012 which explores the difficulties in making cycling mainstream in many cultures, despite its claims for being one of the most sustainable forms of transport.
Cycling and Sustainability explores cycling in all its variety and richness, and considers the nexus between cycling and the three pillars of sustainability - society, the environment and economics. Containing valuable contributions by leading researchers, the book provides a comprehensive view of recent research on the role of cycling as a means of everyday travel with multi-disciplinary contributions covering seventeen countries, both developed and developing, including the USA, UK, Denmark, the Netherlands, China, Brazil, India and South Africa.
Volume editor John Parkin of the Department of Urban Engineering, London South Bank University, comments: “It is illuminating and instructive to consider the relationship between human powered locomotion and the so-called pillars of sustainability in more detail: What is the relationship between society and cycling? What are the transactions between cycling and the environment? What are the relevant factors for economic analysis? We explore these questions with the assistance of authors from around the globe who are sociologists, ethnographers, historians, planners, geographers, psychologists, economists, engineers and transport modellers. The benefit of bringing their subject expertise to bear on transport, and cycling in particular, provides a rich and mixed picture of the changing trajectory of the fortunes of cycling.”
Cycling and Sustainability is published as Volume 1 of the Transport and Sustainability book series published by Emerald Group Publishing. This new book series will cover a wide range of issues relating to transport, its impact in economic, social and environmental spheres, and its interaction with other policy sectors. For more information about the Transport and Sustainability book series, visit http://www.emeraldinsight.com/products/books/series.htm?id=2044-9941
Cycling and Sustainability can be purchased online at: http://books.emeraldinsight.com
and from all major online booksellers.
ISBN: 9781780522982; ISSN: 2044-9941; Format: Hardback, 300pp; Publication date: 29 May 2012; Price £67.95
For more information, interviews or review copies of Cycling and Sustainability, contact Claire Swift, Assistant Commissioning Editor, at firstname.lastname@example.org
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Note to editors
“Cycling and Sustainability is an important contribution in the progress of cycling research to becoming a more coherent entity in itself as it brings into one volume works covering a variety of interest areas by a variety of well-regarded academics, practitioners and researchers.”
Dr Stuart Clement
Director, World Cycling Research Forum and Editor, Cycling Research International
“The book 'Cycling and Sustainability' is a very fine collection putting light on the cycling-society nexus… [it] makes a substantial contribution to our understanding of this fascinating and important mode of transport.”
Ole B. Jensen,
Aalborg University, Denmark
“A finely crafted volume of state-of-the-art thinking and research about cycling. It links the bicycle with people and society, the environment and the economy within a sustainable and realistic context. Valuable reading for those already switched on to the benefits of cycling, or wanting to understand why cycling offers so much potential.”
The University of Sydney, Australia
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