Mobility, daily movements through, around and between cities on a variety of modes of transport, is a topic that has received little attention within mainstream social geography. It appears little, for example, in social geography textbooks (see for example Ley, 1983; Knox and Pinch, 2000; Valentine, 2001). Despite some notable exceptions, mobility is a topic that has been relatively marginalised within the broader realm of sociology (Hawkins, 1986), urban studies and urban geography, although there is some evidence that this is beginning to

change. This omission is extraordinary for a number of reasons.