Newcastle Cycle Manifesto

Before the election, we contacted Newcastle’s councillor candidates and asked their support of the pragmatic Cycling Manifesto. It reads: 7th April 2011 A CYCLING MANIFESTO FOR NEWCASTLE We are writing to all candidates standing for election in Newcastle to introduce ourselves and seek your support for better cycling provision in Newcastle. In May 2010, over 800 local people completed a survey and signed a petition calling for “Safe Cycling in Newcastle City Centre”. This led to the formation of Newcastle Cycling Campaign – set up six months ago to promote cycling in Newcastle. We have over 70 members and we[…]

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Science Central 2011/0110/01/OUT

Commenter Type: Public Organisation Comment Reasons: Cycling must feature much more heavily in this Outline Planning Application. Newcastle is missing a trick otherwise. Too many public realm- and cycling infrastructure related planning mistakes have been made in the recent past. Science Central must be used as an incubator of best practice for cycling and public realm improvement which can then radiate out into the city. A recent petition of 800 local residents (gathered in only 4 weeks) asking for better cycling infrastructure and the subsequent formation of the Newcastle Cycling Campaign newcycling.org.uk also supports this growing trend which cannot be[…]

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Our Priorities for 2011/12

With our aim to create a cycle-friendly city with a deep-rooted and flourishing cycling culture, our objectives are to improve the cycling infrastructure in and around Newcastle and champion and promote cycling. Keeping a focus on our local priorities, below, we will work with others to achieve our aims and objectives. We will lobby, influence, build relationship and trust, engage in debate and foster dialogue. We will hassle and challenge, inspire and enthuse. During our AGM in March 2011 we discussed and decided on this year’s priorities. Without further ado here they are: Integration of bikes in public transport Examples[…]

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