Draft priorities announced

Tell us what you think (comments enabled). The Committee has today announced the Campaign’s priorities (in draft), listed below. We will finalise the priorities at the AGM on 19 March 2013, 18:00 at the Cycle Hub. Before the AGM, you can comment on them – just log in and type away or email us.


We’ll work with decision-makers to make Newcastle a modern liveable city that puts people at its heart and can be enjoyed on foot and by bike. We want to be involved in the design of the Strategic Cycle Routes and see their physical completion by 2020. For cyclists safety we specifically ask for

• In the coming 12 months,
– a safe North-South Route through the city centre, with more road space for cycling on John Dobson Street (as Northumberland Street out-of-bounds)
– one-way streets to be opened up to contraflow cycling
– city centre traffic lights to be made cycle-friendly including green wave phasing at cycle-speed, countdowns and headstarts
– to progress a liveable neighbourhood for Jesmond
– a Liveable City Conference to be held

• By 2018, all roads with a speed limit of 30mph and higher to be fitted with cycle provision to follow best practice for safety

• By 2015, Newcastle’s 20mph conversion to be completed, especially to address the remaining 30mph streets in the city centre, and prevent speeding by design

• Continuously, Newcastle council to push for bikes being allowed on Metro trains