Student News: Peter Armstrong

Peter Armstrong – MA student

Research interests: Understanding how influential urban institutions such as universities can better endorse bicycle commuting. I am interested in their potential relationship to influence better designed and more livable cities, where the bicycle is commonplace. The bicycle can be a rather convenient means to getting around, and to solving many of our modern societal issues, but it needs a safe infrastructure to optimize its use. Therefore, designing safe streets for bicycles not only encourages people to ride, but makes for safer and healthier cities for all. Through my research I hope to understand under what conditions will/do universities or cities decide to advocate for the bicycle?