Making the personal political – overlaps in feminist theory and cycle activism Proposer: Katja Leyendecker, Northumbria University, Newcastle UK Relevant themes: equality ABSTRACT I start from the point that a lack of conceptual oversight is one major trap that cycle activism can be ensnared in – especially at a time when democracy and democratic processes… Read More Abstract for Cycling & Society 2017
We feel uncomfortable about the idea that our actions might be determined elsewhere. That’s also a problem for cycle campaigning if we are not aware of this. To explain this further, I will be using the three categories again: conservative (personal strength) liberal (education) radical (system) The three categories are very useful for clarifying various… Read More The radical environment is scary!
Nijmegen is my current location. Netherlands. Everyone cycles, loads of different bikes, great infrastructure (compared to Newcastle, and Bremen too). I am here on academic business. For a handful of years, the Velo-city conference has been preceded by the Scientists for Cycling colloquium – a one-day gathering of academics, practitioners and advocates. I had submitted… Read More One intervention and one (attempted) subversion
As part of my participation at the International Cycling Conference (poster and paper The potential cyclist), I was prompted to have a look at the Transport Types dataset, survey listed here. Thanks again for everyone who contributed, and thanks for passing the survey on to friends, family, colleagues. It worked a treat with 1,673 responses… Read More Saturation point – the dashing already cycle
Recent works that Bremen council have carried out to cement its cycle city status seem to be ineffective. Cycling round the city, it is noticeable: Bremen is a bike city! Especially looking at it from the Newcastle/UK angle – Bremen is a bike city to behold. You can even see it reflected in the typical… Read More Tales from Bremen – Germany’s cycle city
Ouch it hurts! By accident, we have swallowed a whole arsenal of silver bullets. Now democracy is kicked around like a limp old football. Here are some rather very unfinished thoughts about UK Democracy Inc. There are many worldviews A few weeks back I reported from Deborah Stone’s book “Policy Paradox” about the three worldviews… Read More UK Democracy Inc & Co
Getting in touch with Germany again after two decades away, is quite an experience. Prompted by being in my birth country for the last three months, I am currently thinking about my identity, alliance and loyalties a lot. Naturally. But that “coming-home, or what?” thinking does not take place in an ordered fashion, it comes… Read More Cultural subversion