We’ve written to Cllr Nigel Todd

Date: 3 July 2011 12:34 Subject: Transport & Environment – cycling update Hi Nigel Further to the Brighton Grove email, a ward matter, and it’s the perfect example: as you know it’s not all rosy in the world of transport at the council especially with respect to cycling. Overall, we would like to see a council that does what it says it would do. This is currently is not the case. Over the last 9-12 months we have been trying to work with senior Cllrs and council officers alike, but have largely been falling on deaf ears. We really attempted[…]

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We’ve written to Cllr Nigel Todd

Date: 7 June 2011 08:50 Subject: Re: Equality Trust events Hi Nigel Many thanks for the notification of this talk. We will be there! It’s great to be on your mailing list. Let me just shamelessly plug a report along the theme of “equality in our transport system”. You may have heard of the recent report “Fairness in a Car Dependent Society” by the Sustainable Development Commission. Full report here http://www.sd-commission.org.uk/publications.php?id=1184 “Fairness in a Car Dependent Society” finds that vulnerable groups carry a greater burden of the costs of other people’s travel, including >> air pollution >> noise >> traffic[…]

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Newcastle Politics and Cycling

We have handed a summary report to Cllr Henri Murison, council cabinet, attached below. We are very impressed by the openness and responsiveness of the new administration. New brush. Change feels so much more probable. At the council’s cycle forum meeting on 01.12.2011 the forum chair, Cllr Nigel Todd, received a letter from us. ‘Improvement suggestions to the Newcastle City Council cycle forum’, also attached below. It is vital that the forum is effective and a two-way process is adopted. We also requested a meeting with Cllr Todd to give him a quick update on progress of ‘cycling in Newcastle’.

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Road Safety and Stricter Liability

We received a disappointing written reply from Mike Penning MP re: stricter liability and EDM 1393, attached below. Thanks goes to Catherine McKinnell MP who wrote to the minister, Norman Baker MP initially, on behalf of the campaign. We will forward the letter to the national groups concerned with road safety, to seek advice as we believe there are some inconsistencies in the letter. Meanwhile, it is still important that you write to your MP demanding fairer treatment for vulnerable road users, template [doc] below.

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