And that’s the kind of action the Campaign gets up to:
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We are trying to get members together for meetings as often as we can (but often struggle due to lack of people / time resources to organise these). As per our Constitution we will hold an AGM every year, of course – usually around March/spring time – you are warmly invited to attend! You could also join us on one of our infrastructure safaris (in the summer, again, resources permitting). Check the event section for details of meetings.
Strategic Cycle Routes
We are keeping the focus on the planning, construction and quality of Strategic Cycle Routes (SCR) in Newcastle. You can help us with giving us your comments on the SCRs on Cyclescape (see below for more on Cyclespace, getting registered etc).
We occasioanlly check back with political parties on their view of cycling. Read out latest (2016) assessment here
Engaging decision makers
We are engaging (with) decision-makers:
- in 2017 we continued our plan to put cycling on the map
- in 2016 we addressed full council and fought council’s Blue House plans
- we were informing Newcastle’s Chief executive about transport transition processes in 2015
- we co-organised the ESRCaad debate in 2015
- asking Councillors to support Space for Cycling in 2014 – we mapped political support for cycling
- holding the Love Cycling Go Dutch conference in 2013
- giving a council address in 2013, we ran youReport
- inviting them to the 4C bike ride in 2012 and 2011, we investigated ‘getting people cycling’
- carrying out surveys
- handing over petition in 2010
We keep an eye on the city’s policies for transport and (spatial) planninng, and list them here
Data and analysis
We have a watchful eye on cycle data. For example, we want to see a good monitoring regime (locations and cycling levels) in Newcastle and to illustrate data coverage and gaps. We have created these maps
- traffic levels on Northern Access Corridor (Blue House to Haddrick’s Mill)
- cycle counter locations
- one-way streets
- 20mph streets in the city centre
- Census 2011
Bikes on Metro
Working with the media
Responding to consultations
We are also keeping a watchful eye on Newcastle City Council’s traffic orders and replying to consultations as necessary and as time and resources allow. See the Consultation Replies
And – being a community group entirely made up of volunteers – we are always looking for enthusiastic people who have some spare time, a hobby or professional skill they would like to bring to the campaign – engineering, marketing, design, teaching – you name it!