Journal article

Environmental activism and social networks: Campaigning for bicycles and alternative transport in West London

S Batterbury

ANNALS OF THE AMERICAN ACADEMY OF POLITICAL AND SOCIAL SCIENCE | SAGE PUBLICATIONS INC | Published : 2003

Abstract

A key element of sustainable development in cities is the implementation of more effective, less polluting, and equitable transportation policy, This article examines the role of activist organizations promoting transport alternatives in London, Britain's capital city and its largest metropolitan area. Major national, citywide, and local policy changes have permitted citizens' groups to work more actively with progressive elements in government planning, breaking down citizen-expert divides. In West London, the most congested sector of the metropolis, an environmentally based social network, the Ealing Cycling Campaign, promotes cycling as a sustainable transport alternative. Its strategies ..

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