OUR MONTHLYISH UPDATE FROM THE CAMPAIGN
30 September 2012
Claire, Kat, Scott, and Tan contributed this month’s news items. Happy reading!
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.
We are talking to Cycle Training UK (CTUK) who are running cycle awareness training courses for HGV drivers in the Hackney Borough (case study attached, below) to learn from their experience and bring their courses up to the North East.
Thanks to a grant from the SMK and Esmée Fairbairn Foundations, we produced some fab promotional materials for the Campaign. We hope you will like our leaflets and posters (we also have a big banner we can use for events!). Another big thank you goes to Matt Jones from BinaryStar who did the design and quite a few other things for us!!
Some eyes and ears appear to have popped open recently. We’ve had a fair slice of cake (well, meetings, and too many at that to recall here) and we’ve learnt a few things.
An update on what is happening in Gateshead, including the new Cycle Strategy, the council run Cycle Forum and the Gateshead Cycling Forum website.
We’ve written to Linda Arkley (North Tyneside Mayor) and Vivienne Geary (Legal) to ask about plans to outsource the provision of services associated with the rights of way (ROW) network in your area.
Yesterday Newcastle City Council said it had analysed data that showed their 20mph speed limits reduce collisions and incidents. What do we think?
We want to keep this short as we have also commented previously. Read our response here.
We are in the process of writing to candidates for the Police and Crime Commissioner. We will ask them to support our call for a liaison officer. There’s so much to be sorted out when it comes to policing transport matters.
Press releases since the last newsletter
Taken for a ride – pedal politico (4C)
Newcastle Bicycle Festival – celebrating cycle culture
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