Verkehrsplanung und Verkehrstechnik

Peter Cox


Prior to re-entering academia, Peter ran his own cycle business and was involved in a range of cycle campaigning and community organising projects. His first Degree was in interdisciplinary research in Social Science at the University of Lancaster. His doctoral thesis (Liverpool, 2002) explored the links between Gandhian theory and practice, post-development and the political ecology of sustainability. Since then he has taught in the Faculty of Social Science at the University of Chester as a Senior Lecturer, specialising in the area of social change and sustainability and the impacts and processes of globalisation. He is author of 'Moving People: Sustainable Transport Development (Zed Books 2010). A founder member of the Cycling and Society Research Group, he co-edited (with Dave Horton and Paul Rosen) Cycling and Society (Ashgate 2007) as an outcome of this group’s work and his research in the field of mobilities studies has led him to be a contributor to international forums on sustainable transport.




Selected Publications and Papers

  • Cox, P. (ed) (forthcoming 2014) Cycling Cultures: studies in diversity and practice University of Chester Press
  • Cox P. (2013) ‘Rethinking Bicycle Histories: a sociological analysis’ Paper for special session “The Invisible Bicycle: New Insights into Bicycle history at 40th Symposium of the International Committee for the History of Technology, ICOHTEC (Manchester 22-28 July 2013)
  • Cox P. (2013) Class And Competition: The Gentrification Of Sport Cycling’ The Bicycle Reader (Number 2)
  • Cox, P. (2012) ‘Human-Powered-Vehicles in Britain, 1930 – 1980’ in Proceedings of the 21st International Cycling History Conference, Prague, August 5th-7th, 2010 ISBN 957342705
  • Cox, P. (2012) ‘“A denial of our boasted civilisation”: Cyclists and Conflicts over Road Use in Britain, 1926-1935’ Transfers 2(3) 4-30
  • Cox, P (2012) Strategies promoting cycle tourism in Belgium: practices and implications Tourism Planning and development 9 (1) 1-15
  • Cox, P. (2012) “Velo-Diverstet: Cykler til Alle” (Velo-Diversity: cycling for all) Poster for Public Exhibition: contributor to “The Good City – 21 Visions for a City on the Move” Bicycle Innovation Lab, Copenhagen 8 June – 9 July 2012
  • Cox, P & Ogden, C (forthcoming) ‘The Compulsory Passenger: mobility, impairment and empowerment’, Journal of Transport Geography
  • Cox, P. (2012) ‘Between store and home: distributing consumer goods’ paper presented to T2M Conference History and Future of Intermodal Mobilities Madrid 15-18 November 2012
  • Cox, P. (2012) ‘Women, Gendered roles, Domesticity and Cycling in Britain 1930-1980’ presentation to CSRG symposium, University of East London, 3-4 September 2012
  • Stoffers, M; Oosterhuis, H & Cox, P (2010) ‘Bicycle history as transport history: the cultural turn’, in Mom, Tissot and Divall (eds.) Transport, Traffic and Mobility 2010
  • Bonham, J & Cox, P (2010) ‘The deviant traveller? A Foucauldian analysis of cycleways’, Paper presented to the Australian Cycling Conference 2010, Adelaide, 18-19th January
  • Cox, P (2010) 'Moving people: Sustainable Transport Development London: Zed and Cape Town, SA: University of Cape Town Press ) [also (2011) Bangalore: Books for Change and in translation as (2012) In Bewegung: Ist nachhaltiger Personentransport möglich? [Tr. from the English by G. Hintermaier-Erhard] Darmstadt, Germany: WBG]
  • Cox, P. (2010) Emancipation Re-enchanted: A study of the convergence of Gandhian thought, activism, post-development, radical green politics and spirituality Stuttgart: Lambert Academic Publishing
  • Cox, P (2009) ‘Energy and the Bicycle – human powered vehicles in perspective’, Paper presented at Energy and Innovation, Seventh International Conference on the History of Transport, Traffic and Mobility (T2M) Lucerne, Switzerland, November 5–8, 2009
  • Cox, P (2009) ‘Cycling into the Future or Trapped in the Past: infrastructure, technology and innovation’, Paper presented at Velo-City 2009, Brussels 12-15 May
  • Cox, P, (2009) ‘Gandhian Nonviolence as a Response to Epistemological Violence’, Paper for ‘Rethinking Gandhi & Global Nonviolence’, Mahatma Gandhi Center for Global Nonviolence at James Madison University, Harrisonburg, Virginia, April 9 - 10, 2009
  • Cox, P, (2008) ‘Class and Competition: The Gentrification of Sport Cycling’, paper presented to CSRG Symposium University of the West Of England
  • Cox, P (2008) ‘The Role of Human Powered Vehicles in Sustainable Mobility’, Built Environment 34 (2) 140-160
  • Cox, P & Hope, M (2008) ‘Suburbia, Utopia and Social Experimentation’ book chapter in Home & Urbanity University of Copenhagen: Centre for Housing and Welfare pp.150-167
  • Cox, P (2008) ‘Voyeur, Flâneur or Kinaesthete? Cyclotourism and the production of experience’ paper presented to Cultural Production and Experience: Strategies, Design and Everyday Life, University of Roskilde, November 13-14, 2008
  • Horton, D; Rosen, P and Cox, P (eds.) (2007) Cycling and Society, Aldershot: Ashgate includes chapter: Cox, P with Van De Walle, F ‘Bicycles Don’t Evolve – Velomobiles and the modelling of transport technologies’