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Patrick Bek studied History of International Relations (BA) at Erasmus University Rotterdam and Colonial and Global History (MA) at Leiden University. Currently he pursues a PhD at the School of Industrial Engineering & Innovation Sciences in the Technology, Innovation & Society (TIS) group. His historical research is part of the Bicycle Challenges: Past, Present, and Future of Sustainable Urban Mobility (SUM) program. Patrick works on a dissertation on transport poverty and transport inequality in twentieth-century Netherlands, examining how and why people’s access to everyday mobility in the Netherlands changed over time and along lines of class, gender, and ethnicity.

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Projects 2015 2020

Impuls projects between TU Eindhoven, RWS, and PON

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


Project: Research direct

Research Output 2017 2019

Cycling Cities: The Rotterdam Experience

Berkers, E., Schipper, F., Bek, P. & Oldenziel, R., Sep 2019, (Accepted/In press) Eindhoven: Foundation for the History of Technology. 156 p.

Research output: Book/ReportBookProfessional

Activities 2017 2018

Verdiepingssessie Inclusief Transport

Patrick Bek (Participant)
8 Nov 2018

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesWorkshop, seminar, course or exhibitionScientific

Vervoersarmoede in historisch perspectief

Patrick Bek (Speaker)
27 Sep 2018

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talkProfessional

WTMC Summer School

Patrick Bek (Participant)
26 Aug 2018

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesConferenceScientific

A Historical Perspective on Opportunities and Constraints in Everyday Mobility

Patrick Bek (Speaker)
28 Jun 2018

Activity: Talk or presentation typesContributed talkScientific

Everyday Mobility for Whom? Lessons From the Past

Patrick Bek (Speaker)
30 Nov 2017

Activity: Talk or presentation typesPoster presentationProfessional