About this site
The name “Mercy Street” to me summarises the core idea that inspired my commitment to pursuing a PhD focusing on the discourse related to active travel, particularly cycling and cyclists. Mercy, compassion, understanding, tolerance are all qualities that we need in our public spaces. When our discourse – which includes the design of our public spaces – reflects these, we feel safe enough to walk, to bike, to scoot along.
My research project aims to identify the social-psychological currents that underlie the animosity directed against cyclists, so as to understand how we can change these sentiments and make roads safer and more attractive for vulnerable road users. You can read a more detailed account of my academic life by clicking “read more” below.