Richard reports from Bremen

Bremen : Learning and teaching This story is part of our youReport series. Our partners Beauty and the Bike, aka Richard and Beatrix, welcomed members of Cambridge Cycling Campaign. As Richard describes, it was a tour to highlight Bremen’s cycling infrastructure and we started by explaining, that every red line on this map represents a cycle path – so that every busy, main road has a cycle path alongside it. I know, this is something that campaigners in the UK can only dream of. Yet it is now built into the DNA of Bremen (though not all German) traffic planners.[…]

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Central Station

To: Goodwin, Adam; Dyke, Samantha; Streetworks Cc: Forbes, Nick (Cllr); Kingsland, Joanne (Cllr); O’Brien, Geoffrey (Cllr); Talbot, Marion (Cllr); Bill Dodds; Heather Evans; Bryn Dowson Subject: Fwd: Central Gateway – Proposed TRO   In response to the above TRO, we would like to offer our views on the scheme for the spatial redesign of the Central Station Gateway and the process that has been used to produce the plans for this scheme. We thank the council and the officers involved for the way in which the stakeholder consultation process has been carried out. The use of an iterative consultation process in drawing[…]

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George reports from Vienna

Vienna : VeloCity 2013 This story is part of our youReport series. Just in time for the conference „The Sound of Cycling – Urban Cycling Cultures“ http://velo-city2013.com/ June 11-14 2013 for world-renowned cycling visionaries to gather in Vienna … I had the opportunity for a quick working weekend/holiday in Vienna. So here is my observations over just three days in May, George reports. Vienna seems a great place to cycle with cycle tracks from the city centre to the suburbs. The old town, inside the Inner Ring Road (built where the original medieval town walls stood), is fairly compact and[…]

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Cycle City with Bikes on Metro

Something has shifted! Minds have been moved towards a more integrated transport system. In Newcastle City Council’s recent bid to the Cycle City Ambition Fund contained an astonishing statement from Nexus. Taking your bike on Metro trains may not be so fictional any more. Many thanks must go to Newcastle City Council who on behalf of cyclists and according to our Campaign priorities, letter to Cllr Todd and 13/14 priorities, kept the pressure on Nexus to see the light at the end of their long and dark tunnel. Saying that, it’s worth bearing in mind that we really aren’t asking[…]

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Heaton Road pinchpoint

There has largely been positive news about cycling in our city recently. Here, however, is a sad story to tell. On attending the Newcastle City Council’s cycle forum yesterday we asked about progress with the pinchpoint removal on Heaton Road, reported previously here. It now appears that apart from some extended double yellow line to deter car parking near the death spot, nothing else is done. This is of great concern. To us it seems that council puts a price tag on human life and its less than the cost of a zebra crossing. We heard that the council is[…]

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Meeting with Vera Baird – Northumbria PCC

We will meet our Police and Crime Commissioner Vera Baird, jointly with our partners Sustrans and RoadPeace NE – and take your concerns to her, which are condensed in this letter we sent to the PCC candidates last year, and Vera replied to quite favourably. We’ll talk to Vera about investigation of road crashes as a matter of priority. Here’s the story so far https://newcycling.org/tags/pcc

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