Katja Leyendecker

Katja Leyendecker
Northumbria University · Department of Architecture, Engineering and Construction

Doctor of Philosophy


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February 2015 - December 2017
Northumbria University
  • PhD Student


Publications (10)
Given the right provision, cycling can be an effective and expedient mode of transport in urban areas. People are enabled to cycle when urban design makes cycling easy, comfortable and safe. The UK is historically lacking enabling cycle infrastructures and cycling levels are correspondingly low. And where road space recently has been changed to exc...
British Library download https://ethos.bl.uk/OrderDetails.do?uin=uk.bl.ethos.799745 The aim of this research thesis is to explore the experiences of women activists who advocated for cycleways in Newcastle, UK, and in Bremen, Germany, in the 2010s. Using an autoethnographic approach I bring my own campaigning experience to bear, combining my pers...
The utility-cycling endeavour is often thwarted because the underlying strata of politics and justice remain hidden. In order to make transport politics visible (however fleeting and temporary these instances may be), this chapter examines the transport policies from two cities. Advancing on Whitelegg's preceding chapter, I examine policy in more d...
Road safety in the UK is of a checkered history. Originating from an age of free motoring and wide-open roads of adventure, its practices and processes have often been preventative to walking and cycling. UK road safety resorts to uttering warning words rather than a combination approach of engineering, education and enforcement, and so regularly b...
The book Understanding Urban Cycling by Justin Spinney offers a critical and timely exploration into the symbolic and material world of cycling politics in its relation to capitalist systems. The text raises important questions for the future, that require decisions and action today. It contains warnings which we would be apt to heed.
Experiment Findings
Online survey that inquires about people's preferences in relation to cycling matters
Full-text available
Typescript. Thesis (M.S.)--University of Rhode Island, 2000. Includes bibliographical references (leaves 127-130).


Projects (3)
This project is an attempt to bring together two existing segmentation surveys.