Position statement – helmets and helmet compulsion

We are pro choice: helmets are a personal decision; everyone of us should be allowed to make it freely and with no pressure. It’s okay to wear one, it’s equally okay not to. No country with high bicycle use has a high percentage of helmet wearing. The campaign will continue to lobby decision makers to adopt a pro-choice attitude. We will not promote or publicise events that have compulsory helmet use. We will also keep an eye on the developing research http://cyclehelmets.org/ (Policy updated on 10 July 2016)   Other Cycling Campaigns’ statements: Spokes (Lothian Cycling Campaign, that is in and around[…]

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Road user debate – fair and civil spaces for all

The below was sent to Newcastle council decision makers and cycle organisations: Cllr Nigel Todd Cllr Stephen Psalidas Cllr Wendy Taylor Harvey Emms Michelle Mordue Liz Langfield Anne, Clark James Adamson (sustrans) Heather Evans (ctc) ROAD USERS DEBATE – FAIR AND CIVIL SPACES FOR ALL Leading on from the discussion at the last Cycle Forum meeting, and also taking into account the good groundwork that the Access & Mobility event has done we would like to suggest an approach for the Road Users Debate: Step 1 – Identify all interest groups (public space & roads, access & mobility, Equal Opportunity[…]

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Science Central 2011/0110/01/OUT

Commenter Type: Public Organisation Comment Reasons: Cycling must feature much more heavily in this Outline Planning Application. Newcastle is missing a trick otherwise. Too many public realm- and cycling infrastructure related planning mistakes have been made in the recent past. Science Central must be used as an incubator of best practice for cycling and public realm improvement which can then radiate out into the city. A recent petition of 800 local residents (gathered in only 4 weeks) asking for better cycling infrastructure and the subsequent formation of the Newcastle Cycling Campaign newcycling.org.uk also supports this growing trend which cannot be[…]

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