Newcastle Cycling Campaign

GeoVation Challenge Bid

We have teamed up with Northumbria Uni for the GeoVation Challenge, attached below. Based on the petition survey data and a basic radial route map we would like to bring together the community and experts to make cycle corridors into the city centre so convenient that you simply feel compelled to get on your bike! Update 05.03.2011: We weren’t successful this time but the bid served as a great reminder: so many people expressed an interest in better infrastructure and continuous well-designed routes! Must be a priority…!!

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EDM1393 and stricter liability

Write to your MP to sign EDM 1393: “That this House acknowledges that many other European countries have much better cyclist and pedestrian safety records than the UK; recognises that these countries apply the principle of stricter liability to vulnerable road victims, so that drivers of vehicles that hit cyclists or pedestrians are assumed liable unless they can prove their innocence; believes that this makes drivers more aware of the vulnerability of children, cyclists and pedestrians; notes that, in contrast in UK road traffic personal injury cases, the burden of proof is on the victim to prove the other party[…]

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