Title: Decision makers’ lines of argument with respect to democratising cycling
- Corresponding author: Katja Leyendecker
- Institution/organization: Northumbria University, Newcastle UK
- Format: 20-minute presentation
As part of my autoethnographic PhD project (investigating women activists’ experience of local cycling politics) I interviewed key decision makers in Newcastle (UK) and Bremen (Germany). Using narrative discursive analysis, I was able to extract the ‘lines of argument’ of the transport politician and senior transport planner in each city with respect to democratising cycling. Comparing the different storylines, a picture of institutional automobility started to emerge. I end with discussing ways of transitioning away from institutional automobility.
Submitted to “Cycling, Society and Social Justice” http://www.cyclingandsociety.org/2019-cfa/
Cycling and Society Research Group Annual Symposium 2019 with Scientists For Cycling network, hosted by the Department of Social and Political Science, University of Chester, UK, 2-3 September, 2019