Our call to the newly elected Newcastle Councillors

We have written to these newly elected Newcastle Councillors, see bottom of the article, and ask them to support Space for Cycling: Cllr Brian Hunter, Castle Cllr Melissa Davis, Denton Cllr Ian Tokell, Fenham Cllr Kim McGuinness, Lemington Cllr Mick Bowman, North Heaton Cllr Dan Perry, North Jesmond Cllr Kerry Allibhai, South Jesmond Cllr Pat Hillicks, Westerhope Do you live in one of these wards? If so please write to your new Councillor and ask them to support Space for Cycling too, using the letter below as template. And let us know about the outcome. As always consider copying the campaign in contact@newcycling.org[…]

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itv TyneTees Newcastle conference

itv TyneTees (25 June 2015) Katja said If we have managed to design a really good transport system for driving, we can do the same for walking and cycling as well. We just need to chnage that set of minds from behind the steering wheel. Drag [decision-makers, politicians, engineers and planners] out. And start thinking about what it feels like behind the handlebars.”

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We know exactly what we want: a fairer city for all

Our quest for a better Newcastle continues. Standing up and providing the voice for a fairer city with a functioning multimodal transport system and a diverse cycling future for all ages and abilities is what newcycling advocates for. Some, a minority, still do not appreciate that this is quite different from speaking up on behalf of the current cyclist. Politicians and other thought leaders, journalists too, frequently get it wrong. They are clearly compartmentalising and simplifying, but why? For some… it’s tactical – it’s easier that way. It allows them to sidestep a citywide campaign for a better transport system.[…]

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Velocity 2015 – Claire’s reflections

It was with huge excitement that I set off on a long train journey on 2 June from Newcastle to Nantes for the largest international cycling advocacy event of the year, Velocity2015. I cannot thank Philippe Crist enough for the free 3-day pass he kindly offered me. Some of you may remember his superb presentation on the economic benefits of Cycling at the Love Cycling Go Dutch conference in Newcastle nearly two years ago. Velocity2015 was a great event and a fantastic platform to meet other campaigners and engage in wide-ranging discussions. I felt immensely energised at the end of the week and also amazingly[…]

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John Dobson Street – formal order

We again congratulate the council planning to reallocate space to walking and cycling along the length of John Dobson Street. Reducing its strangling motorway appearance and improving its sense of place will be an asset to the public environment and to people using it. As a constituted community group with 1,600 local members we respond on their behalf to the newly reiterated plan for John Dobson Street. See bottom of page for the plan we are commenting on. Please note, that comments and questions have remained from the earlier plan. Creating and designing context For the city centre economy to[…]

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Brandling Park plans including Village and school

The latest proposal is a relatively minor improvement on a currently entirely unacceptable situation for cycling, walking and a council that states it wants to design a city where people have clear alternatives to the car.  The proposal, in many ways, is a step backwards from the previous plans we have seen and commented on. Our earlier replies and communications concerning Brandling Park situated on the Gosforth SCR4 can be seen here. As a constituted community group with 1,600 local members we respond on their behalf to the newly reiterated Brandling Park plans, which have now been widened by the[…]

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June 2015 – Newsletter

To read the Newcastle Cycling Campaign Update for June 2015, click here. Please do make a special note of our Campaign and Friends evening at the very wonderful Cycle Hub on Wednesday 17th June from 18:00 – more details in the Newsletter Feel free to get in touch if you have any comments, questions, suggesttions or would like to help the Campaign.  We’d love to hear from you!

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