Committee and Members Meeting May 14

We’ll meet at the Trent House, a nice and friendly pub in Newcastle city centre. Find us upstairs in our dedicated area. Welcome to our Committee & Members meeting: Committee 17:00-19:00 Members 19:00-21:00pm – come along, grab a drink, meet the committee and take part in the discussion Venue: The Trent House, 1-2 Leazes Lane, NE1 4QT Bike parking: straight outside, at the railings. We will add the agenda of the meeting nearer the time. All members meetings this year: – 27 May 2014 – 29 July 2014 – 30 September 2014 – 25 November 2014 – 27 January 2015[…]

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Big Toon Ride speech

Katja’s Big Toon Ride speech at Monument Photo: Carlton Reid Thanks for coming. We put the sun on for you today, to get you all out, so – great stuff that you are all here. I have dressed up today. I’ve got my high heels on. And if I fall over it’s because I usually don’t wear these things. But I thought dressing up for this event was the right thing to do. I am Katja and I am chairing something that’s called Newcycling, Newcastle’s cycling campaign. I was wondering whether we had any members here. Is anyone a member[…]

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Clean air – the key to a healthy city?

This Lecture is free (please register) and aims to raise awareness of the problems we all face in trying to improve the air we breathe and help us understand how we can improve the lives and health of all who live and work in the City. We are delighted to present such excellent speakers who will help us understand that choosing sustainable forms of transport has a positive impact on our health and well-being whilst at the same time reduces our personal impact upon air quality. Speakers: Professor Eugene Milne is a Director of Public Health for Newcastle City Council,[…]

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Big Toon Ride shows demand for Space for Cycling in city centre

The Big Toon Ride was a super success. Thanks to everyone who turned up, and rode with us. Shannon had put the word out on BBC Radio Newcastle on Saturday morning, Katja spoke on BBC Look North, and then Sally talked about the national Space for Cycling campaign on Monday on BBC Radio Newcastle again “What we want is Space for Cycling, which is a nation-wide campaign. We want people to write to their local Councillors to say we need more space for cycling. We need better junctions. We need – sometimes – segregated cyclepaths. We need to cut down[…]

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