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Meetings and events
We are trying to get members together for meetings as often as we can. You could also join us on one of our infrastructure safaris. We usually hold our AGM in March or April and you are warmly invited to attend.
Look out for updates on all of these on our events page.
From time to time we survey opinions of political parties in Newcastle to find out what they think about cycling. Read out latest (2016) assessment here
Engaging decision makers
Some examples of how we have engaged with decision makers:
- in 2019 we organised a cycle safari in Elswick and Benwell which was attended by Chi Onwurah MP
- 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 the Metro
Working with the media
We regularly engage with the press, sometimes writing joint press statements with other local campaign groups.
Responding to consultations
We keep a watchful eye on Newcastle City Council’s traffic orders. 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!