Introduction: Historical perspectives on pedestrians and the city
Review article, 2021

Walking is a neglected topic in the history of transport and mobility in cities. The four articles in this special section demonstrate the importance of travel on foot in nineteenth- A nd twentieth-century cities in four different countries, and reveal the ways in which pedestrian mobility has persisted despite the development of a car-dominated society. Together they provide important new evidence on a neglected topic and hopefully pave the way for further research on this theme.


Colin Pooley

Lancaster University

Martin Emanuel

Uppsala University

Tiina Männistö-Funk

University of Turku

Chalmers, Technology Management and Economics, Science, Technology and Society

Peter Norton

University of Virginia

Urban History

0963-9268 (ISSN) 1469-8706 (eISSN)

Vol. 48 2 204-210

Subject Categories

History of Ideas

Human Geography




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