Where can cycling lift the common good? Regional political culture and fossil capitalism play a role

This article contributes to the study of critical vélomobilities by exploring an understudied aspect of cycling justice, namely the political and cultural contexts that support cycling as a common good. The common good refers to the advancement of collective rather than individual interests. The author analyzes whether or not Canadians support cycling as a common good, drawing on a survey conducted by Angus Reid in 2018. The author's analysis focuses on whether such moral support for cycling varies by region in Canada and the possible role played by the country's deeply regionalized political cultures. These cultures, rooted in diverging histories, competing ideologies and conflicting relations with fossil fuels, may shape this moral support alongside other factors which I control for and explore, such as gender and social class. The article concludes that, beyond the effects of these other factors, divisions between eastern and western political cultures in Canada form a salient context for cycling justice and the assembly of cycling as a common good.


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  • Accession Number: 01746102
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 30 2020 3:05PM