Gross Greenwash on Blue House roundabout

This is a swift response to the Blue House roundabout plans, which we deem unacceptable. A longer, technical, response will follow. UPDATE 3 August 2016 detailed response published here. INITIAL RESPONSE The plans for this junction are fundamentally wrong. Only with real transport planning, tackling the real problems, can we see Newcastle’s policies of mode shift and transport transition realised. Only then, can council spatially prioritise walking and cycling and create the ground conditions for mass cycling. Newcastle has a primary ring road system A1/A19, and first of all its local road network must be assessed for its space, whilst keeping[…]

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Cllr Bell’s reply – what does it mean for a Cycle City?

I am hopeful in noting that Cllr Ged Bell, Cabinet member of Newcastle council, kindly started his reply by thanking Sally for the sentiment and professionalism of her address to Full Council. By extension Cllr Bell thanks the newcycling Committee and our membership for the positive and constructive engagement our campaign group engages in. He then continues to congratulate us for staying on our stalwart course, pushing cycling up the agenda in Newcastle, and bringing rationale to the transport debate in our city. You can watch Cllr Ged Bell’s reply here (external link, youtube) We, together with our patron Christian[…]

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Thumbs up to North Tyneside Cycling Campaign

Our sister Campaign in North Tyneside has been getting organised over the last few months and to kickstart a campaign focused on the borough has launched a 2016 Petition: “We believe that North Tyneside needs to do more to make using a bike for short trips the obvious, safe, and convenient choice for its residents. Fundamentally, this means building a network of cycle routes across the borough which are suitable for all from age 8-88 years old, and connect residential areas, town centres, and major centres of employment.”   Sign here: https://northtynesidecyclecampaign.wordpress.com/   A local resident explains: “I run a business[…]

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Council address 6 July 2016, Civic Centre

Sally Watson gave a five-minute address to Full Council on 6 July 2016. We think the meeting has been recorded by Newcastle City Council. We intend to publish Cllr Ged Bell’s reply, should we receive it. Video available here (including Ged Bell’s reply). In the last few years, Newcastle has started to make progress towards constructing a city which is fit for cycling. Cycling is on the agenda, and we are delighted to note that debates are now positive and constructive. We all now appreciate, I think, that cycling is a key ingredient in building an inclusive transport system. Providing[…]

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July 2016 Newsletter

To read our Newsletter for July 2016 please click here If there’s anything you’d like us to include in future newsletters please do get in touch via our Contact Us form or all these other ways too! E:mail contact@newcycling.org Twitter @newcycling Facebook group https://www.facebook.com/groups/newcastle.cycling.campaign/    

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