ICE North East infrastructure debate

Linking up with engineering institutions – read about their pedal-positive State of the Nation Transport 2013 report here Now it’s about infrastructure The Institution of Civil Engineers’ State of the Nation event is scheduled to hold a regional workshop to analyse and grade the region’s infrastructure and formulate its position. This is an opportunity to contribute and provide input to the national report. ICE North East will also produce its own briefing sheet to complement the main report. Participants will be invited first to score and then to discuss the region’s infrastructure condition and capacity, resilience, economic and social impact,[…]

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Jesmond public space discussion (DIY Streets)

Sustrans’ DIY Streets works closely with local communities to help them to redesign their neighbourhood affordably, putting people back at its heart and making it safer, more attractive, and more conducive to walking and cycling. We want to improve your neighbourhood and we want you to help! What’s good about Jesmond? What’s bad? Come and have your say. We hope that as many as possible (Jesmondites and beyond) will attend the meeting arranged for 13th November when Kieran McSherry from Sustrans will introduce us to the DIY Streets concept. Jesmond Library, St. George’s Terrace Wednesday 13th November – 6.30 –[…]

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Shaun reports from Rotterdam

Rotterdam : good cycling on River Rotte’s dam This story is part of our youReport series. In the Dutch context Rotterdam does not fare as the best for cycling by a long stretch of the imagination – however one country’s “bottom”, can be another’s aspiration and inspiration. Here’s Shaun McDonald who Katja met in Edinburgh in September at an impromptu campaigners gathering. Shaun also tweets; he is @smsm1. Shaun explains: On my recent cycle trip from Dunkirk to the Hook of Holland… on entering Rotterdam, I have come across a few roundabouts where there was two-way cycling on parts of[…]

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