Metro, The Same Old Record

We ‘learnt’ that Metro bosses are still playing the same old record, see today’s Journal and the Chronicle. For the ones interested in the detail: Contrary to Huw Lewis, head of communciations, announcement, the working group (task & finish group) has NOT been set up. As we would be part of it, we would have heard, surely? We remain requesting to hear from Bernard Garner directly, not by proxy from his head of communications; and wonder whether Bernard’s taken up the offer by a Newcastle Councillor to meet at South Gosforth station to discuss the very subject? We renew our[…]

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Letter to Bernard Garner – Press Release

04.02.2012 PRESS RELEASE – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CYCLE CAMPAIGNERS’ CALL FOR A TRIAL OF BIKES ON THE METRO An open letter was sent today to Metro bosses asking to pilot the carriage of standard bicycles on their network. The bicycle ban on Metro trains has for decades been a big bugbear to the cycling community. The Newcastle Cycling Campaign collected corroborating evidence in 2011, and swiftly submitted this to Metro bosses. The cycling community was also quick to renew their demand to carry bikes on the trains at an event organised by Metro in November 2011. In an open letter[…]

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Newcastle adopts bike policy – 10-year cycle plan

On 1 February 2012 Newcastle City Council adopted the 10-year Cycle Plan for Newcastle. Read the transcript below. You can watch the video here http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/your-council/how-council-works/council-meeting-01022012 by going to 29:30 (warning – slow loading) Lord Mayor (Cllr Geoff O’Brien): We move on to agenda item No.8 which is Delivering Cycling Improvements. I’d like Cllr Todd to introduce the report, to move the report which will be seconded by Cllr Murison. Am I correct? Yes. Cllr Todd you have the floor. Deputy Cabinet for Transport and Environment (Cllr Nigel Todd): Thank you Lord Mayor. It gives me enormous pleasure to recommend Delivering[…]

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