Road Safety

Road safety ain’t tricky. We all know that motorised road users can cause more damage than the vulnerable ones, i.e. pedestrians and cyclists. Road safety campaigns should therefore mainly be targeted at the cause of danger. And everybody should be involved. What about bringing together cyclists and bus drivers, giving motorised drivers a chance to see the world from the view of the saddle rather than from behind the steering wheel? Same with taxi drivers, bus drivers, and other professional drivers. What about if we all signed up to a road safety charter which works for everyone? Let’s start a[…]

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We meet with the Road Safety team of Newcastle City Council

Road Safety team (Newcastle City Council) and Newcastle Cycling Campaign meeting Friday 28th October 2011, 12:30 to 14:00 Civic Centre In attendance: David Embleton (Head of service, Highways, Network and Traffic Management), Cheryl Ford (Manager, Road Safety Team), Peter Ward (Newcastle Cycling Campaign, Member), Claire Prospert (Newcastle Cycling Campaign, Secretary) Apologies from Tom Bailey (Newcastle Cycling Campaign, Member) Discussion was structured around the ‘spine’ of a presentation by Cheryl about the work of the Road Safety department of the council (presentation to be emailed to Claire/Peter). Topics were discussed as they arose. We were informed of the wide range of[…]

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Make a Little Pledge for Cycling

We continue sussing out councillors in Newcastle. How cycle-friendly are they? What do they know about cycling? Where are the gaps and problems? Knowledge, experience, policy? And how can we help? The aim is to find the individuals we can work with, the ones who are willing to lend an open ears. The councillors do not necessarily need to be cycling themselves, but have an open and fair attitude that we can mutually build upon to bring to life a cycle culture for Newcastle. To that effect we are running the “Make a little Pledge for Cycling” as part of[…]

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1Core Continued

We have written to relevant officers to seek clarification on the 1CORE (now LDF) process and methodology, attached below. There’s some serious green belt sprawling proposed which warrants more justification and proof than currently provided. Why is this important to the Newcastle Cycling Campaign? We are an interest group concerned with transport, infrastructure, active travel, and its relation to public space and provision of local services.   Click here to read Seeking clarification

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Newcastle Bicycle Festival – press release

14.10.2011 PRESS RELEASE – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE NEWCASTLE BICYCLE FESTIVAL: THE CYCLING COMMUNITY CELEBRATES! 2011 it is Recyke y’Bike’s 5th anniversary. A perfect reason to celebrate all things bicycle, cycling and its vibrant community. Come along and see for yourself. The festival – a weekend of Cycle Celebration – kicks off on Friday 28 October 2011 at 17:30 with a mass bike ride to the Star & Shadow cinema, or alternatively – for the more playful – there will be an Alley Cat organised. Simply meet at Haymarket with your bicycle. Katja Leyendecker of the festival organisation committee says “The[…]

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