Louise Sträuli is a PhD student in Studies of Cultures. After graduating from the Erasmus Mundus Master in ‘Global Markets, Local Creativities’, Louise joined the research Project ‘Public Transport as Public Space in European Cities: Narrating, Experiencing, Contesting’ (PUTSPACE), within which her doctoral research is embedded. Beyond the question of what distinguishes public transport as public, Louise aims to uncover the tensions between everyday mobility experiences and planning-related mobility narratives. In particular, she examines the development of policies regarding safety and fares, the experience of ticket controls and practices of fare evasion, and the influence of digital media on the use of public transport. To this end, she combines analyses of policies and online communities with qualitative interviews and (mobile) ethnographic methods.