As in previous years we will concentrate on the political and institutional barriers to building cycling into Newcastle.
We have identified four areas that need immediate attention:
1) Talking about the transport transition // creating a civic society
- building the economic case for cycling and cycle provision
- modal shift, and how?
links: general educational resource for councillors
2) Infrastructure – building the transport transition
- SCR audit – using Welsh / London audit tools
- identifying rat-runs / zoning (Jesmond, Gosforth, possibly Heaton or other/different areas?)
- development of campaign policy and position statements, as and when
3) Councillor / decision-maker engagement
- council policy review (particularly 1Core) to check the council’s prescribed direction and see how we can work with the council
- creating educational and inspiring resources for ward councillors, such as articles with these topics:
- Who are your voters?
- Which questions should I ask the council officials (engineers and planners)?
- Why is a diverse transport system resilient, inclusive and fair?
- What is modal shift / mode shift?
4) Members engagement
- organise (remaining) cycle infrastructure safaris
- members meetings – if so, what format?
- Space for Cycling campaign ride
- organising talks – if yes, what speakers?
Campaign plans from previous years, including the current plan 2014/15, can be accessed by clicking here
Regular campaign activities not listed above
- editing the newsletter
- keeping our members list updated
- holding committee meetings
- attending council ‘s tech group
- responding to traffic orders, CCAF plans and general transport scrutiny
- speaking at events
- issuing press releases
- running the infrastructure team