News clipping – BBC Look North: Civic Cycle Ride

BBC Look North (27 September 2014)

Cllr Nick Forbes remarks “Well, Newcastle is the kind of place that people haven’t really associated with cycling in the past. It’s not really got the history or heritage of it. But we are determined to put in place Strategic Cycle Routes which will be a really strong legacy of the future. And the more people we can encourage to switch to cycling as much as for health reasons as economic reasons that reduces air pollution, that increases road safety and it’s good for everybody.”

Katja Leyendecker, Newcycling chair, says “It’s about Space for Cycling. We have to create these cycleways for all ages and abilities so that everyone can actually cycle. We currently don’t have that. Today is actually about saying a superb and big Thank You to the Councillors in Newcastle: two out of three Councillors support this message of Space for Cycling.” [youtube]