Show your support to the « Get Britain Cycling » report

Earlier this year, we sent our views to the Cross-party Parliamentary inquiry about cycling , triggered by the Times City Fit for Cycling campaign. Well, the summary report is out ! The recommendations are spot on so please show your support by adding your name to the petition asking for prompt implementation: http://epetitions.direct.gov.uk/petitions/49196 We are very pleased to see the report calling for: – An annual cycling budget equivalent to £10 per head of population – quite an increase on the current spend of less than £2 per person – Strong political leadership at national and local levels – Justice[…]

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Newcastle Fit for Cycling

Today we sent our support to Newcastle City Council vying for £5.6m for the City with seven other Core Cities. By doing so we have joined a host of illustrious supporters ranging from politicians, businesses to groups and organisations. The bid would financially cover the first two years of Newcastle’s 10-year Cycle Plan. The money would be welcome to realise Newcastle’s bold ambition to make our City Fit for Cycling and it would mean that £10 per person could be spent on cycling infrastructure – which is in line with expenditure of European cycling ‘starter countries’. We understand that the[…]

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Jesmond Community Festival

For the first time, the festival will have a family bike ; it’s on Sunday 19 May, 2 :00pm, meet at the bandstand, Exhibition park. There will also be a debate on Acorn Road on Thursday 23 May, 8 :00pn at the Cricket club. To read more about it, go to : https://newcycling.org/news/20130420/acorn-road-futures For more info and to spread the word, please see the posters below. A big thank you to Tony Waterson from the Safe Cycling Jesmond and Transition Town groups who organised both events Finally if you’d like to help with the kick off event, the street parade[…]

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The Future of Acorn Road

Speakers will include Alan Morgan on the past history of Acorn Road and Sarah Cawrse on the plans for development of this fine sub-urban district shopping street. Come along. And help spread the word, flyer attached below.

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Acorn Road futures

We are part of the Acorn Road planning group. So here’s an update from Jesmond where views and ideas have been exchanged and a plan starts to take form: Since June 2012, a community group constituted of local residents, campaigning groups, traders and local City Councillors has been meeting to look at ways of improving Acorn Road which is the hub of Jesmond’s social and economic life both as a shopping street and a place to meet. There are many concerns expressed by residents about difficulties in parking, in driving up the street, in using the pavements and in crossing.[…]

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Fenham Hall Drive – driving you mad

Newcastle does not appear to have the same openness and clarity of mind that Birmingham has recently demonstrated. At the city’s peril, Newcastle risks to hold back progress for safer cycling and walking. Our city has of course its 10-year cycle strategy. But just how the ambitious target of 20% of all short journeys to be done by bike by 2022 (a tenfold increase on current levels) is to materialise, is a question to be asked especially in the light of council’s approach to Fenham Hall Drive. For more on Fenham Hall Drive click here Birmingham has recently looked at[…]

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Newcastle Community Green Festival 2013

Green activists and groups take over Leazes Park for two days. This lovely festival offers a huge range of entertainment, activities, workshops and information to spread a message of environmental protection and social justice… and all running on green power sources. All welcome, great fun for the kids and the grown-ups. Get there on your bike! For up to date info: http://www.newcastlegreenfestival.org.uk/ The Newcastle Cycling Campaign is looking for members to help with the stand. If you are happy to spend a couple of hours on either day, please email Claire, claire.prospert@gmail.com. It’s all about spreading the word about the[…]

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Fenham Hall Drive – RASC query

Subject: Fwd: Regulatory and Appeals Sub Committee Hearing re Fenham Hall Drive – Proposed Cycle Lane To: traffic.notices@newcastle.gov.uk Cc: Cllrs Stockdale, Pearson, Risk, Ali, McCarty, Todd + Sustrans, CTC Thanks for your email and the various attachments. We will not be able to make the appointment. As a group of volunteers, most of us are in full-time employment so that 13:00 is not a feasible time for us to attend meetings. Please allow us the following observation. The officers’ objection rebuttal reads that parents have expressly stated that they want the cycle route to be ‘on the path’. We feel[…]

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