Katja Leyendecker

PhD Candidate in Architecture and Built Environment, Northumbria University, Newcastle

The lack of infrastructure and the associated safety concerns are cited as the main reason for people abstaining from cycling for utility and transport in urban areas in the UK. It is argued that, to increase cycling numbers, the urban environment will have to be adapted to be more conducive and inviting to cycling. By comparing two cities in different European countries and focussing on how non-cycling or occasionally-cycling users perceive cycling spaces, my research contributes to the debates surrounding how urban traffic spaces are viewed, conceptualised and negotiated.

Experience

  • –present
    PhD Candidate in Architecture and Built Environment, Northumbria University, Newcastle