Jesmond: Routes to Retail

Friday 29th November 6pm- 8pm Cricket Ground, Osborne Avenue Jesmond has received £350,000 from the Department for Transport to improve the environment for families walking and cycling to the retail area. How should the money be spent? The Residents Association (JRA) and Sustrans invite you to an evening of information and debate. How can we make routes into our shopping area more people friendly Speakers: Paola Spivach (Sustrans) & Ron Armstrong (JRA) – What can we take from what’s been done elsewhere, what works and what doesn’t? What are the benefits of shared space, and if so where? How can[…]

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LCGD – workshops slides

Five workshops, as listed below, took place at the Love Cycling Go Dutch conference in Newcastle 5 November 2013. These were held in two sessions so that each delegate was able to attend two workshops. 1. Reducing road danger and sustainable safety • Divera Twisk – SWOV (Dutch Institute for Road Safety Research) (slides not available) • Ton Hummel – Principal Road Safety Engineer slides 2. Developing urban strategic cycling routes • Marjolein de Lange – Dutch Cycling Embassy slides • Bill Dodds – Newcastle Cycling Forum slides 3. Liveable neighbourhoods – Home Zones and DIY Streets • Steven Schepel[…]

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LCGD – deLange video and slides

Marjolein de Lange – Dutch Cycling Embassy Report from the Think Bike’ Design Workshop – Love Cycling Go Dutch conference on 5 November 2013 in Newcastle. Access the written final project report here Slides Marjolein de Lange (2) from newcycling You can find other presentations on the LCGD conference page here.

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LCGD – Snow video and slides

Shane Snow, Department for Transport “Get Britain Cycling: what next? – An update from Government” Love Cycling Go Dutch conference on 5 November 2013 in Newcastle. Slides Shane Snow 05 11 13 from newcycling You can find other presentations on the LCGD conference page here.

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LCGD – Crist video and slides

Philippe Crist, Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development “The Economic Benefits of Cycling” Love Cycling Go Dutch conference on 5 November 2013 in Newcastle. Slides Philippe Crist 05 11 13 from newcycling You can find other presentations on the LCGD conference page here.

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LCGD – Sloman video and slides

Lynn Sloman, Transport for Quality of Life, author of Car Sick Keynote speaker at Love Cycling Go Dutch conference on 5 November 2013 in Newcastle. Slides Lynn Sloman 05 11 13 from newcycling You can find other presentations on the LCGD conference page here.

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LCGD – Ploeger video and slides

Jan Ploeger, Provincie Zuid-Holland “How cycling became a top political priority in the Netherlands” Love Cycling Go Dutch conference on 5 November 2013 in Newcastle. Slides Jan Ploeger 05 11 13 from newcycling You can find other presentations on the LCGD conference page here re.

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LCGD – Forbes transcript and video

Cllr Nick Forbes, Leader of Newcastle City Council Welcoming the delegates to the Love Cycling Go Dutch conference on 5 November 2013 in Newcastle. Good morning everybody and can I reiterate the Lord Mayor’s welcome to Newcastle upon Tyne – the Civic Centre here, this morning. This is a really good time to have a conference about cycling. Let me explain why. I think cycling is on the cusp of a revolution. It might be a quiet revolution but it is a revolution nonetheless. We’ve seen Newcastle an increase in the number of people cycling over the last three years[…]

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George reports from Dublin (again)

Dublin : seasonal greeting from the stylish cycle path This story is part of our youReport series. George’s seasonal Dublin photo reminded us of Carole’s report on Spain’s Bilbao quayside cycleway and also of Julie’s Barcelona track with trees. Or City of Paris’ impressive Seine re-purposing “We needed to step up the pace. It was important to give pedestrians and cyclists better access to the public space” from BBC. George again: I had the pleasure of another biz trip to Dublin this week; picture below is from their equivalent of the Quayside, just east of the IFSC (financial district). Dublin[…]

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LCGD – presentations

The Love Cycling Go Dutch conference, chaired by Christan Wolmar, took place on 5th November 2013, 09:00 – 17:00 at Newcastle’s Civic Centre Banqueting Hall. We will post the presentation slides and videos here as they become available. The conference and workshop programme can still be accessed here. Main conference Welcome • Councillor Margaret Wood – Lord Mayor of Newcastle • Fred Olthof – Head of Economic Department, The Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands • Councillor Nick Forbes – Leader, Newcastle City Council video and transcript Keynote Speech • Lynn Sloman – Transport for Quality of Life video[…]

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