Draft campaign priorities for 2017/18

As in previous years we will concentrate on the political and institutional barriers to building cycling into Newcastle. Leading on from last year, we will continue to campaign for a network to be mapped out in council policy. We will present the draft campaign plan at our AGM and welcome a discussion with our members before finalising our plans for the year. Priorities we have identified are: Mapping the future Again we will focus on Strategic Cycle Routes and creating a good quality cycle network for Newcastle, and connecting into neighbouring authorities. We want to see the cycle network put on the map and[…]

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Streets for People or Streets for Cars? Newcastle, it’s time to choose

A whole-day event took place in the Civic Centre, on Saturday 11 March, bringing together groups from the three areas Newcastle Council has selected for its ‘Streets for People’ project. Residents and councillors from Jesmond, Heaton & Ouseburn, Fenham & Arthur’s Hill came to hear talks from Cllr Ged Bell (cabinet member for Investment and Development), Graham Grant (Head of Transport), Jon Little and John Dales (consultants from Phil Jones Associates). The presentations were inspiring and if these words can be translated into action we could achieve some great stuff with the £3 million set aside for this project. There[…]

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