The e-bike in Lausanne
Dans le cadre du séminaire « Trait d’Urbain »
Monday 25 March 2019 (11h45 - 12h45) - Géopolis - 3799
The e-bike is a relatively new form of bicycle which has spread quickly in the last years in Switzerland as in many other countries. By providing an electrical assistance while pedaling, it can play a new role in urban transport and enable more people to cycle, over greater distances. However, little is known to date about who the users of e-bikes are, and in particular, to what extent they cycled on a conventional bicycle before owning an a-bike. Due to its novelty, the e-bike thus lends itself well to the study of a recent change in mobility behaviour. Following in the footsteps of so-called mobility biographies research, which sees mobility behaviour as being influenced across life by biographical events (such as residential moves, childbirths) we wish to address the linkages between present and past mobility behaviour by adopting a biographical, retrospective approach to cycling. This research presents a first range of findings based on interviews with e-bike users in the city of Lausanne, in the context of my PHD thesis under the supervision of Prof. Patrick Rérat.
Le « Trait d’Urbain » est un séminaire proposé par le groupe de recherche en Études urbaines afin de permettre aux chercheuses et chercheurs de présenter leurs travaux en cours.
L'entrée est libre.
Institut de géographie et durabilité