The Plurinational Cycling Revolution in Santiago de Chile: Demands for mobility justice

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Title
The Plurinational Cycling Revolution in Santiago de Chile: Demands for mobility justice
Journal
Applied Mobilities
Author(s)
Gillot Matthieu, Rérat Patrick
ISSN
2380-0127
2380-0135
Publication state
Published
Issued date
08/11/2022
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Language
english
Abstract
The Plurinational Cycling Revolution in Santiago de Chile is a social movement that brings together cyclists in large numbers. Using the prism of mobility justice, we identify and analyse four ranges of demands of the Plurinational Cycling Revolution. It first calls for recognition of cycling as a mode of transport in its own right. It is also a vehicle for political, environmental and feminist demands and participates in the protest that has resonated across Chile since October 2019. We show that these demands relate to several crises of mobility. They highlight inequalities in the ability to move in the city according to social class, gender, sexual orientation, national origin or mode of transport. They critique the structures – the political system, neoliberalism, the patriarchy or the automobile system – that perpetuate these inequalities and crises of mobility. The bicycle appears to be a resilient mode of transport in the context of the crises experienced by Chile and its capital. By focusing a multiplicity of demands, it is used as a vector for systemic change in Chilean society.
Keywords
Bicycle, social movement, mobility justice, Santiago de Chile
Funding(s)
Swiss National Science Foundation
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15/11/2022 21:02
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17/11/2022 6:41
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