Technical consultation – Walker – our reply

From: Newcastle Cycling Campaign Newcycling Date: 16 December 2012 Subject: Fwd: Traffic Management Proposals : Proposed Waiting Restrictions on Welbeck Road Dear all WELBECK ROAD We support and welcome the proposals to improve cycling conditions – and indeed public realm in general – along the Welbeck corridor in Walker. This is excellent news for residents, shops and schools (amongst others) along that stretch, as well as local people of the surrounding wards and areas. Everyone should embrace this fantastic development with open arms. We are therefore unsure why Cllr David Wood feels he wants to hold up the process on[…]

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APPCG parliamentary inquiry

We’ve submitted evidence to the parliamentary inquiry http://allpartycycling.org/inquiry/ Our conclusions and recommendations are > We want to see an annual allocation of a national budget to cycling infrastructure > We ask cycling to be integrated into national and local government plans > Cycle monitoring data ought to be published by local authorities for public scrutiny and comment > We want local authorities to be enabled to use innovative cycle design > Re-instate Cycling England and commit DfT resources to help develop local cycling infrastructure design expertise

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Brighton Grove

A summary of Brighton Grove news Read more on Brighton Grove here 21.07.2011 Brighton Grove (the cycle lane with all the cars parked in) is getting a make over. Well. Sort of. Read our view here. We have also written to the responsible Councillor, to request a review and discuss a better future approach to cycling. Read here. 17.08.2011: Our call for a written reply and better info sharing has finally been heard. Maybe some real listening can take place now? It’s about time. 08.09.2011: Another meeting took place, and more detail emerged. Sadly a number of questions remain unanswered.[…]

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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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