Posts by Arlene McLaren

Arlene McLaren

About Arlene McLaren

Arlene McLaren is Professor Emerita in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at Simon Fraser University. She is co-editor (with Jim Conley) of Car Troubles: Critical Studies of Automobility and Auto-Mobility (Ashgate) and co-author (with Sylvia Parusel) of several articles on automobility and its impact on families published in Canadian Review of Sociology, Canadian Journal of Sociology, World Transport Policy and Practice, Mobilities and Gender, Place & Culture.

Parents want to reduce their car use, so let’s invest in transit, walking and cycling infrastructure

Apr 2, 2015
There’s a popular belief that parents chauffeur their young children everywhere. And certainly parents have many reasons for preferring cars over other modes of transportation: Children get easily tired. Parents need to pack things like food, diapers, etc. Parents want to keep their children comfortable and safe. Parents have busy and complicated schedules and taking… View Article