With one bike totalled in August, the other recently stolen in London, my bike availability was temporarily exhausted. I was (condemned to) travelling around on foot. Walking isn’t an easy thing. Thanks to a friend’s helping hand to a spare bike, I am now back in the saddle. But what happened in the three days I was… Read More Peace warriors in the urban jungle
Our poster for the International Cycling Conference in Mannheim on 19 September 2017: Link https://www.slideshare.net/Katsdekker/icc-mannheim-poster I also prepared a slide show with the exact same content: Link https://www.slideshare.net/Katsdekker/icc-mannheim-slides-version Original abstract https://katsdekker.wordpress.com/2016/12/15/abstract-for-icc-2017/ Survey questions (numbers corresponding to poster presentation) Which country are you in? (filtered for UK) Do you own or have regular access to a motor vehicle?… Read More International Cycling Conference 2017
Campaigning for inclusive road safety means panning out sufficiently to include the environment in your campaigning. You pan away from the individual and behavioural quagmire. This is useful, as the discussion we must have must incorporate the road layout, the highway engineering and urban design mistakes that have been so wholly lavished upon our cities.… Read More Are you positively for inclusive safety?
The below slides are due to be presented on Friday 8 September 2017 as part of this year’s Cycling & Society symposium in London:
The “token attractive woman” caption is just part of the normal background-noise din that surrounds many women, cycling or not. Often unspoken, but still thought. Everyday sexism exists, it’s all around is. It envelopes us, swallows us and spits us out – every day. It would be a head-in-the-sand attitude, closing the closet, if we… Read More Let’s talk about sex(ism) maybe
Today I started reading “The Power” by Naomi Alderman. Recently finished reading “Why be happy when you can be normal?” by Jeanette Winterson. And “The wave” by Todd Strasser. Books. Fiction! Yes, fiction has crept into my reading list. I hazard a guess… this may have happened due to a certain kind of realisation kicking… Read More Books I have read – February to now
As every cyclist knows, local newspapers can be a bit hit and miss when it comes to reporting on (transport) cycling stuff. I have certainly lost my rag with the local rag on multiple occasions (including local radio too). This is why I should really say thank-you when a decent and fair article comes along.… Read More A rare thanks to the local newspaper