Highlights of the 2017 AGM (part 1)

We held our Annual General Meeting on 1 April 2017 at the Commercial Union House in Newcastle City Centre, a lovely community and artist space managed by Ampersand Inventions. It was very busy from the very start as the room filled with more than 40 members, familiar and new faces too. Many thanks for coming and here is an account of the formal business of the AGM for those who couldn’t make it. For our guest speaker’s speech, Chi Onwurah MP, click here Claire Prospert, co-founder of NewCycling and Secretary, presented the annual report of activities. Last year was a roller coaster, a year of[…]

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Urban design – how to include cycling

We are grateful to Newcastle City Council who took us up on our request to organise training for cycle infrastructure design. And wow – how John Dales (Urban Movement) and Brian Deegan (TfL) delivered! The planner-engineer duo presented three full-day sessions to a mix of officials and campaigners. The take home messages presented in many ways radical and engaging insights into the professional practice of managing traffic and urban space. Laced with personal stories and “tricks of the trade”, this course can only be commended for both its practical approach as well as its visionary outlook. The slides can be[…]

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