News clippings – Car tax

Chronicle (12 November 2012) Letter re: cyclists and taxation Roads are paid for by local and national taxation so all UK taxpayers pay for roads. VED, or car tax if you like, goes into the national coffers and is not ring-fenced for spending on roads. Some motorists believe cyclists have fewer right to be on UK roads because they do not pay road tax. This is a mistaken belief. Motorists and cyclists have equal rights to use roads. Should your readers wish to find out more about who and what pays for roads, or the history of the Road Fund,[…]

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November 2012 – newsletter

30 October 2012 Claire and Kat contributed to this month’s news items. Happy reading! Upcoming events for your diary 21 November Tyne Green Talk – Foot Power 11 December Quarterly members meeting Newcastle Cllr Travel Survey 2012 In October, we carried out our second Councillor Travel Survey. The leader and leader of the opposition replied and we are saying a massive thank you to both of them for their contributions. We wish their flock would have done the same but the overall replies are too few to analyse them in a meaningful way. We would have liked to report back[…]

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October 2012 – newsletter

OUR MONTHLYISH UPDATE FROM THE CAMPAIGN 30 September 2012 Claire, Kat, Scott, and Tan contributed this month’s news items. Happy reading! Summer of Cycling – tell us your story ACTION Remember this? Youtube link http://youtu.be/ipHEHayNK5c So how did it go? Give us your story of finding a bike buddy. Or maybe your bike buddy would like to tell theirs. We are after some quick soundbites of your recent cycling experience. Couple of sentences will do. Be as nice or a critical as you like.

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News clippping – Bus drivers on bikes

Road.cc (12 September 2012). Bus drivers on bikes – Stagecoach Cycle to Work scheme breaks £1 million barrier – Company staff also among those attending Newcastle Cycling Campaign cycle awareness day in June (12 September 2012) http://road.cc/content/news/66480-bus-drivers-bikes-stagecoach-cycle-work-scheme-breaks-%C2%A31-million-barrier In June this year, Newcastle Cycling Campaign organised the city’s first cycle awareness workshop, with campaign member Tanja Cooper, who organised the event, saying: “The management of all major bus operators in Newcastle – Arriva, GoAhead, Nexus and Stagecoach – fully supported the workshop. “An evenly split group of 20 cyclists and bus drivers and managers attended. “There seemed to be a little[…]

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September 2012 – newsletter

YOUR MONTHLYISH UPDATE FROM THE CAMPAIGN 3 September 2012 Scott, Kat, Claire and Tom contributed this month’s news items. Happy reading! Upcoming events for your diary 11 September Quarterly members meeting with CTC’s Chris Peck 13 September Green issues. How many more deaths? 18 September 4C = City Chief Cycle Challenge 21 September Newcastle Bicycle Festival – panel debate and fun! 29 September Family fun day – mass bike ride Stricter liability – the call for a fairer system for all ACTION The road justice debate rumbles on. Here’s the latest Early Day Motion EDM407 http://www.parliament.uk/edm/2012-13/407 – please contact your[…]

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