Local Transport Plan

The Newcastle LTP team heard the campaign voice. Will they listen? Exec agenda, page 25 reads: “This is attributed in part to the effectiveness of the recently-formed Newcastle Cycling Campaign, which has made regular representations to the Newcastle Cycling Forum and maintains a high profile in the media.” Thank you! And thanks to you all.

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Chair’s New Year Message

Dear Newcastle cycling folks, non-cycling populace and somewhere in-betweeners We at the Newcastle Cycling Campaign wish you all the very best for 2011; may it be a successful and rewarding year for you and your friends & family. 2010 – looking back The year 2010 saw the safe-cycling-in-Newcastle petition being handed over to Newcastle City Council and the formation of the Newcastle Cycling Campaign. The campaign was founded to counteract the consistently and long-standing dire performance by our council on cycling matters, and to steer it towards a cycle-friendly place: by word and deed and with a clear vision for[…]

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Scrutiny question

Dear scrutiny manager (Newcastle City Council), I would like to submit a question for scrutiny if I may. – – – – – – – – – – SCRUTINY QUESTION AND BACKGROUND Adopted in the late 1990s Newcastle’s Unitary Development Plan refers to the 1991 Cycling Policy and Plan of an innercity network. The aim of the policy was to “improve the safety of cyclists within the City” and was promised to be under regular review. This is only one example of a positive cycle policy by our council. A multitude was to follow thereafter. In contrast, a recent petition[…]

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