Fenham Hall Drive – Formal consultation reply

Sadly time was running out so that… We feel obliged to OBJECT to the scheme on the original grounds given at the technical consultation stage (https://newcycling.org/news/20120816/fenham-hall-drive-consultation-response/). In addition, we wish to express our most sincere disappointment that the council could not make available basic and vital scheme documents (road safety audit and plans) in time to allow us proper examination. This is despite our requesting them early on in the statutory consultation period ending 6 March (plans: 8 February and audit: 12 February). That request was recently reinforced by Councillor. To improve trust and future working relations and design outcomes,[…]

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Gosforth transport corridor proposals

To: Gary Macdonald (Newcastle City Council) Cc: Harvey Emms, Cllr Nigel Todd, Cllr Henry Gallagher, Cllr Bill Shepherd (all Newcastle City Council), Bill Dodds (vice-chair of Forum) Hello Gary GOSFORTH CYCLE SAFETY FUND It’s good to see resources and funds being pooled to develop an area much in need of a make-over, yet it does remain unclear to us why Gosforth High Street should require a bypass for “less experienced cyclists”. Please note that the DfT bid document calls them more aptly “new cyclists”. Does the council want to push cyclists out of the way? Gosforth High Street is part[…]

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Newcastle Council’s cycle forum

We’ll be there, representing our members. http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/parking-roads-and-transport/walking-and-cycling/newcastle-cycling-forum You can check details, such as location of meeting, with Anne.Clark@newcastle.gov.uk (council cycling officer)

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Newcastle Council’s cycle forum

We’ll be there, representing our members. http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/parking-roads-and-transport/walking-and-cycling/newcastle-cycling-forum You can check details, such as location of meeting, with Anne.Clark@newcastle.gov.uk (council cycling officer)

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Newcastle Council’s cycle forum

We’ll be there, representing our members. http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/parking-roads-and-transport/walking-and-cycling/newcastle-cycling-forum You can check details, such as location of meeting, with Anne.Clark@newcastle.gov.uk (council cycling officer)

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Newcastle Council’s cycle forum

We’ll be there, representing our members. http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/parking-roads-and-transport/walking-and-cycling/newcastle-cycling-forum You can check details, such as location of meeting, with Anne.Clark@newcastle.gov.uk (council cycling officer)

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Council forum review

The council’s financial year is coming to an end. This prompted us to review progress by checking forum’s minutes and actions and thereby assessing the sincerity of the promise to develop Strategic Cycle Routes (SCR). Here’s what’s outstanding: • (closing) budget plan 12/13 • new budget plan 13/14 to discuss priorities • SCR programme • Walker programme (for lessons learnt exercise) As basic info is missing, our verdict can only be of a luke-warm persuasion. Whilst we are grateful for the existence of an established forum like this one, the running of it could however be more effective. The opportunity[…]

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Walker Welbeck Road – formal consulation response

From: Newcastle Cycling Campaign Date: 1 February 2013 Subject: “Welbeck Road Area – Proposed Cycle Lanes and Prohibition of Waiting”, ref GH/P44/951 To: traffic.notices@newcastle.gov.uk Cc: Cllrs Todd, Murison, CTC, Sustrans Dear all WELBECK ROAD Following our email dated 16 December 2012, we, as an organisation representing 715 members, re-iterate our SUPPORT for the proposals to improve cycling conditions – and indeed public realm in general – along the Welbeck corridor in Walker. All our points stated in this previous reply remain. We would like to stress that all features including the mandatory bicycle lanes are road safety improvements that will[…]

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Going public on health

Did you know that our patron is Prof Stephen Singleton? He has been backing the campaign since our early days: “Cycling could transform Tyneside. If cycling was a tablet or a medical intervention it would be a best buy for the health service” and he continues here. More recent developments in the health landscape will result in decision-making on public health strategy and budget spending being more made more locally. You may recall we’d previously contacted the Directors of Public Health, we’ve now written to the Chairs of the respective local authority boards Dear Councillor Forbes (Newcastle) Dear Councillor Henry[…]

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Budget 2013-16 proposal – response

First of all we’d like to say a big Thank-You for setting aside a budget for the Strategic Cycle Routes in the capital programme. This is greatly appreciated and a really good start to get matters moving towards a more healthy and resilient city. Investment in cycling infrastructure has many direct and indirect benefits. It is a preventative method that will generate environmental, social and economic returns in the medium and long terms for the city and its residents. – We note that nearly the entire city centre is part of the ADZ allocation. Public realm improvements are important to[…]

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