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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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bicycle Social Sciences
niche Earth & Environmental Sciences
car sharing Social Sciences
town Social Sciences
justice Social Sciences
innovation Social Sciences
firm Social Sciences
infrastructure Social Sciences

Projects 2015 2020

Impuls projects between TU Eindhoven, RWS, and PON

Oldenziel, R., Oldenziel, R., Dekker, H., Petzer, B., Bek, P., Sun, Q., Jeekel, J. F. (., Verbong, G. P. J., Veraart, F. C. A., Wieczorek, A. J., Spahn, A., Kalmbach, K., Jansen, R., Vereggen - Tielemans, T., Benckhuijsen - Mertens, P. & Vereggen - Tielemans, T.


Project: Research direct

Research Output 2017 2019

  • 1 Citations
  • 1 Chapter
  • 1 Article
  • 1 Book review
  • 1 Special issue

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 journalSpecial issueAcademicpeer-review

discourse analysis

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

car sharing
Railroad cars
1 Citation (Scopus)

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., 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


Activities 2018 2018

  • 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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