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Taking the Road for Play: Cyclist Appropriations of Automobile Infrastructures in Vietnam

Carruthers, Ashley


After declining in status and mode share sharply with the popularization of the motorcycle, cycling in Vietnam is on the rise. Urban elites who pursue sport and leisure cycling are the most visible of Vietnam’s new cyclists, and they bring their sense of social mastery out onto the road with them by appropriat-ing the nation’s new, automobile-focused infrastructures as places for play and display. While motivated by self-interest, their informal activism around se-curing bicycle access to new...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2018-12-01
Type: Journal article
Source: Transfers: interdisciplinary journal of mobility studies
DOI: 10.3167/TRANS.2018.080302


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