LTP3 excerpts

This will require a significant reduction in transport’s share of emissions. We intend to work closely with the public, the police and transport operators to improve safety on all modes of transport. We will give priority to and invest in walking and cycling. Tyne and Wear will have a fully integrated and sustainable transport network, allowing everyone the opportunity to achieve their full potential and have a high quality of life. Our strategic networks will support the efficient movement of people and goods within and beyond Tyne and Wear, and a comprehensive network of pedestrian, cycle and passenger transport links[…]

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People put first in the city centre

RoadPeace now joins Newcycling and Living Streets (1) in urging Newcastle City Council to humanise road crashes and take action on road environments. Kate Cairns, RoadPeace member and founder of SeeMeSaveMe, says: “The lack of care for vulnerable human life on our roads is astounding. Trends show that by 2020 road death will be the biggest global killer of our young people. ‘Accidents’ are rarely that, accidental. Most collisions are avoidable. We ask the relevant authorities to evaluate and redesign roads with sustainable safety in mind, protecting our most vulnerable by tackling danger at source; that is the motor vehicle.[…]

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Human values of a liveable city

Newcycling joins forces with Living Streets to highlight the importance of humanisation of road crashes and urgent action on road environments. In its vision for the city centre, 1Plan, Newcastle City Council states it wants a European, fair and inclusive city centre. Recent incidents however reported by the Chronicle and Journal make grim reading. Twenty pedestrians have been affected by road tragedies in just two years (1). The city centre is a place for people, and it’s high time we got serious about this. Colin Green, chair of Living Streets Tyneside Area, says “Although there have been many improvements to[…]

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Pedalling on Parliament – a member’s story

The Pedal on Parliament movement is now in its third year. Last year 4,000 people pedalled on the Scottish Parliament to tell the politicians that they want a cycle-friendly Scotland. Since then, apart from little changes, Scotland is a long way away from achieving that – so they are doing it again. One of our members pedalled with them last year. Here’s the story. On 19 May last year we pedalled over to Central Station to catch the 9.15 train to Edinburgh and show our support for Scotland’s Pedal on Parliament. Riding through Edinburgh to get to the start of[…]

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SCR Infra Safari – SCR7 Walker

We are cycling the Strategic Cycle Routes (SCRs). This year’s dates are listed below. All dates have been set for Saturdays, and we hope you can join us. We will meet at Civic Centre, Ceremonial Way, at 10:00am. Each tour should not take longer than three hours. Join us for all or parts of it, or meet us afterwards for a coffee. Please email us newcastle.cycling.campaign@gmail.com if you are coming so that we get an idea about numbers before the ride. 14 June – SCR 4 – Gosforth 12 July – SCR 1 – Newburn 9 August – SCR 6[…]

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SCR Infra Safari – SCR1 Newburn

We are cycling the Strategic Cycle Routes (SCRs). This year’s dates are listed below. All dates have been set for Saturdays, and we hope you can join us. We will meet at Civic Centre, Ceremonial Way, at 10:00am. Each tour should not take longer than three hours. Join us for all or parts of it, or meet us afterwards for a coffee. Please email us newcastle.cycling.campaign@gmail.com if you are coming so that we get an idea about numbers before the ride. 14 June – SCR 4 – Gosforth 12 July – SCR 1 – Newburn 9 August – SCR 6[…]

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SCR Infra Safari – SCR6 Benfield

We are cycling the Strategic Cycle Routes (SCRs). This year’s dates are listed below. All dates have been set for Saturdays, and we hope you can join us. We will meet at Civic Centre, Ceremonial Way, at 10:00am. Each tour should not take longer than three hours. Join us for all or parts of it, or meet us afterwards for a coffee. Please email us newcastle.cycling.campaign@gmail.com if you are coming so that we get an idea about numbers before the ride. 14 June – SCR 4 – Gosforth 12 July – SCR 1 – Newburn 9 August – SCR 6[…]

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