Mobility and Potential Exposure to Diversity

Travelling together alone and alone together: mobility and potential exposure to diversity

Pages 1-15 | Received 02 Jan 2017, Accepted 13 Jan 2017, Published online: 02 Mar 2017

Quantity and quality of social relations correlate with our happiness and physical health. Our (feeling of) connectedness also matters for the efficacy and functioning of communities and societies as a whole. Different mobility practices offer different conditions for being exposed to other people and the environment.


“Travelling by car, using public transport, walking and cycling seem to offer radically different levels of interaction potential, especially with people outside one’s own social network and with the physical environment. This exposure potentially affects the level to which we feel connected to a certain place and society. ”

Photo 2018, Community bike ride in Asbury Park

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Thanks to Cycling Professor @fietsprofessor

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