Chair’s new year message – press release

28.12.2011 PRESS RELEASE – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE A LONG WAY FOR CYCLING The Newcastle Cycling Campaign reflects on their achievements in 2011, and plans for 2012. City chiefs took up the challenge and got on their bikes to cycle the city centre with the Newcastle Cycling Campaign in June. City leader Cllr Nick Forbes when asked whether cycle provision was a bit ‘barmy’ replied: “To be frank, that’s one of the reasons why I stopped cycling in Newcastle because you never knew from one minute to the next whether you are going to be on the road, the pavement or[…]

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1Core – action object

Newcastle City Council are making ill plans for the future of transport. Please take the time to ACTION! object to their LDF Core strategy by 4 January 2012. We have prepared a draft objection for you: draft letter attached below. POST EXPIRED

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We’ve written to Cllr Nigel Todd

We reviewed the forum’s effectiveness, and shared the info with its chair. Improvement suggestions for Newcastle City Council’s cycle forum We are well placed to make suggestions: Our secretary and chair have contributed to the forum for many years, as have individual campaign members We sought feedback from forum contributors We have kick started improvements over the past months: originating from an external force: a petition signed by 800 local people (chair = petition organiser) We have been closely involved in the writing of the forum’s terms of reference We have contributed to various consultations and working groups We also[…]

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Newcastle Cllr Travel Survey 2011

This year, again, we asked Newcastle councillors a few questions – via an easy-peasy short online survey. We used the Cycle Manifesto as the coat hanger and started by asking whether there were any questions on your part about the manifesto, its purpose, use and implementation and gave our councillors suggestions how to help cycling Support our bid proposal “Wheels in Motion” Participate at City Chief Cycle Challenge 2011 Blog about cycling, twitter, facebook Start cycling and let the campaign know how it went Describe to us why you don’t cycle Attend the council’s cycle forum Attend a Newcastle Cycling[…]

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