New book on city cycling

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My new book (published by the University of Nebraska Press, February 2020) examines five different ways in which cycling can assemble ‘the good city.’ It’s based on five years of mobile ethnography of cycling in the city, focused on Canada (and a few detours to Detroit, Seattle and Finland). At the intersections of urban sociology, cultural geography, city planning and political philosophy, the book imagines cycling as its own mobility system, one uniquely situated to the complicated moral demands of urban life.

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My book was inspired by On Justification by Boltanski and Thévenot. I had originally hoped my cover would mimic theirs, but also hint at the unequal power relations between commons goods.