‘Traffic lights are so dictatorial’ … but are roundabouts on the way out?

The Guardian (19/10/2015) – http://www.theguardian.com/cities/2015/oct/19/traffic-lights-roundabouts-way-out The article looks at two differing perspectives from the UK and the USA, largely focussing on vehicle traffic flow.  The dangers of roundabouts to pedestrians and cyclists is acknowledged.  Our Chair emphasises the point of implementing safer designs: In Newcastle, the double-roundabout at Haddricks Mill in South Gosforth has achieved notoriety among cyclists for its blind spots, narrow lanes and confusing road markings, as well as the speed and volume of cars, trucks and buses that pass through. Local cycling campaigner Kat Leyendecker calls it “the Mincer”: the site of 14 crashes, with 21 people[…]

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October 2015 Newsletter

To read the Newcastle Cycling Campaign Update for October 2015, click here. It’s a bit of a special newsletter this month as the Campaign was formed 5 years ago and our Chair reviews how far we’ve come and how far we still have to go.  I’ll get into trouble for writing this but there’s lots of people who help out with campaigning however, it is impossible to escape the fact that without the drive, determination, resilience and vision of our two founders, Katja and Claire, we would not be here today. I’m sure all of you will join me on[…]

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