Jesmond Library : Building a transport system for a sustainable society

Speaker: Katja Leyendecker Katja is an engineer and chair of the Newcastle Cycling Campaign. Her talk will cover how we can develop sustainable transport within Jesmond so that everyone, young and old, can get around more easily. Entry fee £3 About Jesmond Library Talks series: Jesmond in 2020: how it might change and how this could benefit us all A series of talks organized by Transition Jesmond to look at the future of Jesmond in the light of current trends in energy, transport and the environment. To ensure maximum benefit, attendance at the whole series is encouraged though you may[…]

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ICE North East infrastructure debate

Linking up with engineering institutions – read about their pedal-positive State of the Nation Transport 2013 report here Now it’s about infrastructure The Institution of Civil Engineers’ State of the Nation event is scheduled to hold a regional workshop to analyse and grade the region’s infrastructure and formulate its position. This is an opportunity to contribute and provide input to the national report. ICE North East will also produce its own briefing sheet to complement the main report. Participants will be invited first to score and then to discuss the region’s infrastructure condition and capacity, resilience, economic and social impact,[…]

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Jesmond public space discussion (DIY Streets)

Sustrans’ DIY Streets works closely with local communities to help them to redesign their neighbourhood affordably, putting people back at its heart and making it safer, more attractive, and more conducive to walking and cycling. We want to improve your neighbourhood and we want you to help! What’s good about Jesmond? What’s bad? Come and have your say. We hope that as many as possible (Jesmondites and beyond) will attend the meeting arranged for 13th November when Kieran McSherry from Sustrans will introduce us to the DIY Streets concept. Jesmond Library, St. George’s Terrace Wednesday 13th November – 6.30 –[…]

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Bike user comments (cont.)

We put infrastructure comments resulting from a recent survey of Scratchbikes users into a ‘word cloud’ generator (using tagxedo). Thanks goes to the fabulous http://www.scratchbikes.co.uk/ (Newcastle’s green public hire bikes) run by Grandscheme for sharing the data. The result looks pretty similar to bike user comments we collated over the years [pdf] and handed to council in 2010 and 2012. We think people want more space for cycling. Still. Again. Maybe not much has changed on the ground since the survey in 2010? Raw comments attached here.

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Acorn Street improvement group

The agenda will be as follows: 1. Update on progress with improving the corners – Hugh 2. Cycle parking – Tony 3. Update on particle measurements – Margaret (20 mins) 4. DIY streets and Acorn Road – Kieran (30 mins) 5. Discussion: future of the group – Tony There are new developments to report in relation the the Cycle City Ambition fund which will benefit Jesmond and specifically Acorn Road (particularly the Osborne Road end). Kieran will be leading the DIY streets approach from Sustrans, the sustainable transport charity. There is funding from the Cycle City Ambition Fund to apply[…]

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Jesmond in 2020 – urban planning in Europe

Speaker: Armelle Tardiveau Armelle is an architect and lecturer at Newcastle University. She will cover the ideas being used in a number of European cities to make them more people friendly through better urban design. Could they apply to Jesmond? Entry fee £3 About Jesmond Library Talks series: Jesmond in 2020: how it might change and how this could benefit us all A series of talks organized by Transition Jesmond to look at the future of Jesmond in the light of current trends in energy, transport and the environment. To ensure maximum benefit, attendance at the whole series is encouraged[…]

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Jesmond Library : Jesmond in 2020 pressures for change

Speaker: Tony Waterston Why does Jesmond need to change for the better? The pressure of traffic, council cuts, globalisation and climate Tony Waterston is a retired consultant paediatrician who currently leads a child health teaching programme in Palestine. The talk will cover the impact of social and environmental trends on our community over the next 20yrs. Entry fee £3

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Interview with Newcastle Cycle Champion

We talk to Cllr Marion Talbot, Newcastle Cycle Champion and chair of Newcastle City Council’s Cycle Forum, about her plans, achievements and outlook for cycling in our city. Newly elected to the council to represent the residents of Fenham in May 2012, she has spent most of her working life in the public sector. It was Marion who brought the SkyRide to Newcastle this year, 2013. Marion is also a member of Cllr Nick Forbes’ Cabinet as deputy portfolio holder for Performance and Resources. Read on to find out what Marion’s wishes and ambitions are and learn about her thoughts[…]

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