Civic Ride 2015 – on the day

Speeches – transcripts and video Peter Macdonald – welcome  video – 00:00:30 Katja Leyendecker – Space for Cycling video – 00:01:30 Peter Macdonald, Ride Coordinator video – 00:07:00 Cllr Marion Talbot, Cycling Champion video – 00:17:00 Cllr Ged Bell, Cabinet Member video – 00:18:30 Photos in our flickr group Thanks Claire Prospert start here Duncan Buckingham start here Peter Wesolowski start here Other contributors will be added here as they are uploaded to flickr Thanks @TeessideCyclist for taping! Peter Macdonald – welcome   Good morning everyone Welcome to was going to be our third Civic Ride around Newcastle which unfortunately has now transpired into our first ever Civic Stand[…]

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Embarking on the Transport Transition Journey – AGM 2015 (Part 2)

This follows the account of the first part of the Campaign’s AGM 2015. Katja presented the Campaign plan for 2015-16 which is articulated around 4 main areas of attention: Talking about the transport transition and documenting the economic benefits of cycling Building the transport transition (infrastructure) Engaging decision-makers Members engagement building on last year’s “shifting up a gear” motto Katja invited members to discuss the activities which could derive from these areas and asked to discuss how members could contribute to them. More comprehensive notes of the discussions which followed are being prepared. In the meantime these are some of the highlights: Transport Transition –[…]

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We’ll ride again!

Newcycling is planning its third Civic Cycle Ride for Space for Cycling, a national campaign for cycleways and improved cycling conditions. On Saturday 25 April, with just a few days to go until the national and local elections, we’ll do it all again. Quick recap, what is Space for Cycling? Starting one year ago, the national Space for Cycling campaign asks councils for better traffic engineering: protected space on main roads. It also wants to see improved town and traffic planning: lower speed limits • removing through motor traffic • cycle routes through green spaces • safe routes to schools • cycle[…]

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Space for Cycling 2015 – Political party statements

This is part of the Space for Cycling initiative. Read more here. We have requested from each of the following parties who have registered a candidate for one of the Newcastle constituencies their vision for cycling in Newcastle. We will post their replies as and when they arrive. Labour Party Liberal Democrats Northern Communists The Green Party Awaiting replies: Northeast Party The Conservatives Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition UKIP LAST UPDATED 27 APRIL 2015       Labour Party Our vision is to make Newcastle Fit for Cycling by delivering a transformational change to our infrastructure. The Labour Council aims[…]

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Space for Cycling rides 2014… and the next one!

In this article, Peter Macdonald, Campaign member and Ride coordinator tells us all about last year’s Space for Cycling rides and how it felt being part of it. Catch the bug like Peter, join us on 25 April 2015 for the next one. Pedal power at its best.  “Fantastic!” One word that only just about describes our two Space for Cycling campaign rides in 2014. Our first ride To be honest, the first ride in May came at us a little bit at the last minute – well, two weeks to be exact. After a few late nights organising the ride we arrived[…]

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Embarking on the Transport Transition Journey – AGM 2015 (Part 1)

It was truly uplifting to see an even bigger crowd than last year at the Hub for our AGM 2015. Forty members and a handful of observers: the Cycle Hub was certainly packed that night! Introduction and formal business Katja Leyendecker, the co-founder and Chair of Newcycling since 2010, kicked off the meeting by saying that our campaign thanks to all volunteers had indeed shifted up a gear last year, consolidating our foundations while reaching out more to involve our membership in activities. Claire Prospert, also co-founder and Secretary, presented the annual reports and highlighted the key achievements of the year:[…]

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