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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 cycling 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.

Some of my ideas, summations and attitudes


I sometimes get requests for photos, for blogposts, articles. Feel free to use the ones below. First click on the image, then “Save image as” for maximum size.

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