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PhD thesis published

Thank you so much for everyone who participated in my phd thesis ‘Women activists’ experience of local cycling politics‘. The thesis has now been published on British Library’s EThOS website


In the thesis I make use of the academic theory of the post political to gain a wider understanding of the processes at play between 2010 and 2017

  • inside cycling activism,
  • in socio-political life,
  • under technocratic limitations.

Without your help, time and input, my thesis would not have happened.


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 ideas, summations and propositions


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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