Venue for Members meeting announced

We changed our venue! On 12 June 2012, we are meeting at the brand new Cycle Hub. You can find it on the Newcastle Quayside where the Ouseburn meets the Tyne, it’s that lovely building – old boathouse, with the wavey roof. What’s on: https://newcycling.org/events/20120325/quarterly-members-meeting See you there! Address: The Cycle Hub, Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear, NE6 1BU

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Strategic Routes update

In an attempt to help and support, we’ve asked the council to share a bit more detail on their Strategic Cycle Routes plans. Not to remain vague with our request, we’ve therefore lobbied for a costed programme with key milestones clearly showing the different project phases, to be put together. We’ve spelled out the inherent risks of a hastily put together cycle route: bad public relations for council including the image of cycling, criticism of expending money on something that’s dangerous to use and attracting little more ridership. We fear project management expertise for such a big task at hand[…]

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National, pinchpoints and cycling safety

Nationally cycling safety has been a real talking point over the last weeks, and may turn into a vote winner for the London mayoral election. There were numerous examples of Big Rides, Pedal on Parliaments, Select Committees and other events and initiatives, all picking up on this important subject of making cycling safer and open it up to the general public. Locally we were reminded of how vulnerable cyclists are when the Journal http://www.journallive.co.uk/north-east-news/todays-news/2012/04/21/heaton-vicar-died-after-bike-hit-by-moving-car-61634-30806136/ reported on the inquest held into the death of Rev Michael Malleson on Heaton Road in late 2011. In the hope to find out more about[…]

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