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Brett John Mathew Petzer took degrees in Political Science and French (Rhodes University, 2007) and Architecture (University of Cape Town, 2011) before orienting himself towards an interest in the politics of urban planning, and particularly, urban mobility. This led him to a Masters in Urban and Regional Planning at the University of Cape Town in 2016. His dissertation sought to explore the tension between the cycling environment as captured in evaluation and planning guidelines, and in the experiences of users. In 2017, he started his PhD candidature as part of the Eindhoven University of Technology’s Bicycle Challenges group, where his focus is on the role of cycling-based mobility systems (such as bikeshare) in the urban mobility transition of the Netherlands.

Education/Academic qualification

Rhodes University


University of Cape Town


University of Cape Town


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Research Output

  • 1 Citations
  • 2 Article
  • 1 Chapter
  • 1 Book review
  • Dockless bikeshare in Amsterdam: a mobility justice perspective on niche framing struggles

    Petzer, B. & Wieczorek, A., 20 Jan 2019, (Submitted) In : Applied Mobilities.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

  • Maxime Huré, les mobilités partagées (shared mobilities)

    Petzer, B., 27 Jun 2017, In : Journal of Transport History. 38, 2, p. 309-311 3 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalBook reviewAcademic

  • When bicycle lanes are not enough: growing mode share in Cape Town, South Africa: an analysis of policy and practice

    Jennings, G., Petzer, B. & Goldman, E., 26 Jun 2017, Non-motorized transport integration into urban transport planning in Africa. Mitullah, W. V., Vanderschuren, M. & Khayesi, M. (eds.). Oxford: Routledge Taylor & Francis Group, p. 206-223 17 p. (Transport and Society).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterAcademicpeer-review

  • 1 Citation (Scopus)


    • 4 Contributed talk
    • 1 Conference

    Competing sustainabilities

    Brett Petzer (Speaker)
    14 Nov 201816 Nov 2018

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesContributed talkScientific

    From boom to ban: bikeshare, narratives and public-private tensions

    Brett Petzer (Speaker)
    2 Sep 20183 Sep 2019

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesContributed talkScientific

    From boom to ban: new bikeshare in a mature cycling country

    Brett Petzer (Speaker)
    27 Aug 201830 Aug 2018

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesContributed talkScientific

    CPSUM Eindhoven

    Brett Petzer (Organiser)
    27 Jun 201830 Jun 2018

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesConferenceScientific

    Cycling-as-a-Service in the urban Netherlands

    Brett Petzer (Speaker)
    2 Feb 2018

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesContributed talkScientific


    Managing Sustainable Technology

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