Katja Leyendecker is currently researching the intersection of
- engineering practices,
- transport/cycling governance and
- women’s activism
at Northumbria University, in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, United Kingdom. The title of my PhD project is
“Women activists’ experience of local cycle politics” (forthcoming, 2019).
Katja is a Chartered Engineer and has worked extensively as a consultant and project manager, both in the private and in the public sector. In her research she makes use of social theories, investigating two cities, high-cycling Bremen in Germany (25% cycle mode share), and Newcastle, England, with a low cycle share of 1%. Katja co-founded with Claire Prospert newcycling.org in 2010. The campaign group lobbies decision makers to implement people-friendly urban designs and insert cycleways in spatial planning and transport engineering procedures. Newcycling.org also collaborates with inter/national groups to exchange knowledge and accelerate change processes.
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Some of my ideas, summations and attitudes
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