Can you cure my car sickness – press release

27.09.2011 PRESS RELEASE – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CAN YOU CURE MY CAR SICKNESS, DOCTOR! The Newcastle Cycling Campaign today handed over a book to key politicians to help cure car sickness forever. The narrative of Lynn Sloman’s well-researched book Car Sick – solutions to a car-dependent society rings true to cyclists’ woes: too much room taken up by the private cars not leaving near enough safe space for people walking and cycling. And Lynn’s findings are not just of interest to cycle campaigners, they are relevant to politicians too: Research shows that people are more keen now to explore green[…]

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An Uncaring Reply

We received another disturbingly uncaring reply from Mike Penning (minister for road safety). Read it here. Thanks again to Catherine McKinnell MP who forwarded our letter to the minister.

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Bikes on Metro Anyone – Press Release

15.09.2011 PRESS RELEASE – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE BIKES ON METRO ANYONE? To celebrate Bike Week Newcastle Cycling Campaign and online-bikes.co.uk launched a competition to gather views about the metro and how to better integrate cycling into the journey. Eager to win the prize – a Viking folding bike – participants answered the following simple question: “ What would make the metro cyclist-friendly and why does it matter to you?” The competition was a great success with nearly 200 entries received. The winner was drawn at random and a lucky Daniel Hamilton was presented with his prize on Newcastle’s Quayside. (Photo[…]

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Position statement – helmets and helmet compulsion

We are pro choice: helmets are a personal decision; everyone of us should be allowed to make it freely and with no pressure. It’s okay to wear one, it’s equally okay not to. No country with high bicycle use has a high percentage of helmet wearing. The campaign will continue to lobby decision makers to adopt a pro-choice attitude. We will not promote or publicise events that have compulsory helmet use. We will also keep an eye on the developing research http://cyclehelmets.org/ (Policy updated on 10 July 2016)   Other Cycling Campaigns’ statements: Spokes (Lothian Cycling Campaign, that is in and around[…]

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What Do Cycling Folks Want? (National) – press release

11.09.2011 PRESS RELEASE – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The verdict of twenty-five cycle campaign groups: It’s the infrastructure, stupid! Over the last months, Newcastle Cycling Campaign asked fellow UK campaign groups what action they wanted to see happen on a national scale. And, to no great surprise, the results confirmed that a dedicated budget for good quality cycle facilities is seen as crucially important for the advancement of UK cycling. Five popular campaigning points were presented to the campaign groups for ranking. Here are the results listed in order of importance. 1. Obtaining a national government budget for ‘good quality cycle[…]

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Cycle Manifesto Adopted

Our cycle manifesto has been unanimously accepted by full council through a motion put forward by Cllr Henri Murison. Cllr Nick Forbes, leader of the council, blogs about it here. This really does mean that every Newcastle Councillor, your Councillor, is now a Cycling Councillor! Why not write to your Councillor to highlight your cycle plights? How? Click here to find out how to contact your ward councillors. Watch the manifesto adoption online Part 1, Part 2 and Part 3 [all youtube ca.8 mins each]. Read the Newcastle Cycle Manifesto here https://newcycling.org/newcastle-cycle-manifesto/

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