Jesmond in 2020 – urban planning in Europe

Speaker: Armelle Tardiveau Armelle is an architect and lecturer at Newcastle University. She will cover the ideas being used in a number of European cities to make them more people friendly through better urban design. Could they apply to Jesmond? Entry fee £3 About Jesmond Library Talks series: Jesmond in 2020: how it might change and how this could benefit us all A series of talks organized by Transition Jesmond to look at the future of Jesmond in the light of current trends in energy, transport and the environment. To ensure maximum benefit, attendance at the whole series is encouraged[…]

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Jesmond Library : Jesmond in 2020 pressures for change

Speaker: Tony Waterston Why does Jesmond need to change for the better? The pressure of traffic, council cuts, globalisation and climate Tony Waterston is a retired consultant paediatrician who currently leads a child health teaching programme in Palestine. The talk will cover the impact of social and environmental trends on our community over the next 20yrs. Entry fee £3

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Interview with Newcastle Cycle Champion

We talk to Cllr Marion Talbot, Newcastle Cycle Champion and chair of Newcastle City Council’s Cycle Forum, about her plans, achievements and outlook for cycling in our city. Newly elected to the council to represent the residents of Fenham in May 2012, she has spent most of her working life in the public sector. It was Marion who brought the SkyRide to Newcastle this year, 2013. Marion is also a member of Cllr Nick Forbes’ Cabinet as deputy portfolio holder for Performance and Resources. Read on to find out what Marion’s wishes and ambitions are and learn about her thoughts[…]

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CCAF September 2013

Back in April Newcastle City council published their bid for the Cycle City Ambition Fund (CCAF) and in August nearly £6million was awarded to the council. This money has to be converted into changes on the ground by 2015. A tall ask! Newcastle’s bid promises stretches along four of the seven Strategic Cycle Routes (SCRs) to be completed, see below. It also includes the north-south link between Newcastle and Gateshead (Great North Cycleway) linking student accommodation at Gateshead’s Trinity Square to the campuses in Newcastle. Road and street environments in a number of communities are also to be improved for[…]

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Newcastle Cycling Campaign joins nation space4cycling call

A call to make ‘Space for Cycling’ organised by the London Cycling Campaign is breaking out of London’s boundaries. The ‘Space for Cycling’ message has already united local campaigns in Birmingham, Manchester, Newcastle and elsewhere, as the message echoes far and wide. Local cycle campaigning can be done in splendid isolation, as the first focus is to concentrate on the local transport authority, usually the council as they look after most city roads. In 2011 however, the Newcastle Cycling Campaign did carry out a survey of twenty-five fellow cycle campaign groups around the country; and found that the overwhelming majority[…]

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Katja reports from London

London : Royal College Street This story is part of our youReport series. There is no mention of not even one UK place in the Copenhagenize Index of cycle-friendly cities. This probably reflects that we are much behind the rest of the world when it comes to bike infrastructure and activism. Instead there are pockets of goodness it appears. I recently visited London for work purposes, and came across this new sparkling gem on Royal College Street, Camden, a stone-throw away North of Kings Cross. It replaces a two-way cycleway (which wasn’t bad in itself, mind you) with something quite[…]

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Make Space for Cycling

Make Space for Cycling – and for the tweeters under us #space4cycling – is the loud and clear voice that reaches us from London. So, we have joined in! What does it mean? It’s a slogan the London Cycling Campaign had coined particularly for protest rides in response to unacceptable road conditions and the Get Britain Cycling debate in the House of Commons on 2 September. Space for Cycling calls for dedicated space for cycling on main roads, including segregated tracks and cyclist-specific traffic lights and reduced risk to cycling on minor roads, such as removing through motor traffic and[…]

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Carole reports from Bilbao

Bilbao : culture and cycling This story is part of our youReport series. In August Carole wrote about cycling conditions in Estepona in the South of Spain and she said “While Spain is in recession as other European countries, I was impressed to see their investment in transport infrastructure catering for cyclists.” Well, this seems true for Bilbao, in the North of Spain, as well. Carole reports again: In Bilbao, it’s good to see that in the modern area surrounding the Guggenheim museum, facilities exist for cyclists who have their own space, clearly separated from the road and footpath facilitating[…]

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Cycling & Society Annual Symposium 2014

Announcement The 2015 symposium is held on 14 and 15 September in Manchester and Salford. Please go to http://cyclingandsociety.org for more details and find out more. Cycling and Society 2014 in Newcastle Abstracts (all) [pdf] Programme (with hyperlinks to individual abstracts) [xls] Presentations (some may still be pending to be received): Aldred  PDF 0.8Mb Delaney, Melia, Parkhurst PDF 1.9Mb Fitt PDF 1.3Mb Grassick, Wupperman PDF 6.9Mb Hickman PDF 3.9Mb Jensen PDF 0.9Mb Jones and Cycle Boom PDF 26.2Mb LeBris PDF 0.8Mb Lovelace PDF 0.7Mb Mullan et al PDF 3.8Mb O’Hare PDF 1.4Mb Parkin PDF 2.7Mb Popan PDF 8.0Mb Schliwa PDF[…]

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