Newcastle Cycling Campaign

AGM 2014 / Quarterly members meeting

We meet and chat. This time it’s AGM time too – to discuss priorities for the coming year, invite member to stand for committee membership and influence the direction of the organisation. Newcycling AGM 25 March 2014 full (Committee) Speakers Cllr Rob Higgins (Labour) and Cllr Stephen Psallidas (Liberal) – political viewpoint Newcycling AGM 25 March 2014 – Chris Peck CTC Newcycling AGM 25 March 2014 – Lizzie Reather Leeds Cycling Campaign Newcycling AGM 25 March 2014 – Sally Hinchcliffe Cycling Embassy GB

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News clippings – ‘Respect Ride’ to be held in memory of Gateshead cyclist killed in double decker bus collision

Road.cc (8 December 2013) http://road.cc/content/news/100363-respect-ride-be-held-memory-gateshead-cyclist-killed-double-decker-bus-collision Katja Leyendecker, of Newcastle Cycling Campaign, said: “It is a tragedy that a young man has been killed. “The A167 is a really, really bad road for cyclists. “Basically; everything is wrong with it. There are partial cycle lanes in some sections, some sections with bus lanes for cyclists to share, and on other sections there is no provision at all. “Traffic moves quickly and some drivers can be aggressive. It does not feel safe. “The section where he has been killed, near the five bridges roundabout, is very, very difficult for cyclists to negotiate.[…]

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LCGD – panel discussion video

Panel discussion – Love Cycling Go Dutch conference on 5 November 2013 in Newcastle. Apologies for the sound, it does get better after 4:17. Chaired by Christian Wolmar (go to 31:15 for summing-up) The Panel (left to right) • Philippe Crist – Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development • Geoff Vigar – Newcastle University • Katja Leyendecker – Newcycling • Marjolein de Lange – Dutch Cycling Embassy • Councillor Marion Talbot – Newcastle City Council Christian Wolmar, summing up the Love Cycling Go Dutch conference in Newcastle 2013 I must say this has been a fascinating, inspiring, lots of fantastic[…]

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youReport – and the winner is

At the start of the holiday season we asked you to snap away. And you did! And with amazing energy too. Media picked up our press release too. Chronicle, Journal, JesmondLocal, and Cycling Weekly – all had a mention of our youReport initiative. So, end of the season, these are the reports we received from you (listed in alphabetical order) View youReport in a larger map Amsterdam : where bike is king Assen : bicycle priority Assen, Drenthe : Hembrow holidays Barcelona : pleasing pedal Berlin : Cycling city Bilbao : culture and cycling Brunswick / Braunschweig : contraflows Bremen[…]

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Chair gives evidence at Select Committee

Following on from our submission of written evidence to the Transport Select Committee at the House of Commons, Katja was invited to give oral evidence on 2 December 2013. Here is the full video, and (if you did not want to watch it all) a few pointers of what she had to say below. http://www.parliamentlive.tv/Main/Player.aspx?meetingId=14361 Katja’s contribution in transcript: 16:25:20 – Are we asking the right question? The perspective from outside London. Having listened to what people are saying here I think the question might be a completely different one and not so much about safety at all. I think[…]

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