LCGD – Forbes transcript and video

Cllr Nick Forbes, Leader of Newcastle City Council Welcoming the delegates to the Love Cycling Go Dutch conference on 5 November 2013 in Newcastle. Good morning everybody and can I reiterate the Lord Mayor’s welcome to Newcastle upon Tyne – the Civic Centre here, this morning. This is a really good time to have a conference about cycling. Let me explain why. I think cycling is on the cusp of a revolution. It might be a quiet revolution but it is a revolution nonetheless. We’ve seen Newcastle an increase in the number of people cycling over the last three years[…]

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Bike Week – 4C

And we are planning another 4C = City Chief Cycle Challenge! Taking our politicians ‘roon the toon – cycling, chatting, exchanging views. John Dobson Street should feature quite heavily this time, as there are immediate plans to make it cycle-friendly (as an alternative to Northumberland Street). We are eager to see the changes since last year. The bizarre NCN725 or Great North Cycleway… maybe someone could explain this to us. Council cannot make up their hiveminds whether it’s finished or not. Different departments telling us different stories. Joy! The Story so far City Chief Cycle Challenge 2012 here City Chief[…]

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Taken for a ride – pedal politico (4C)

PRESS RELEASE 23.09.2012 On Tuesday 18 September, Newcastle Cycling Campaign took Cllr Henri Murison, cabinet member for Quality of Life, on a bike ride around town. Katja Leyendecker of Newcastle Cycling Campaign said “As part of our 4C = City Chief Cycling Challenge we invited city bosses to a street talk on bikes, and Henri said ‘Yes’. I think we all agreed, that it was good to experience the city’s cycling situation first hand. We were joined by liveable cities experts, Richard Smith of Action Streets and Neil Murphy of Beyond Green as well as Harvey Emms from Newcastle City[…]

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4C = City Chiefs Cycling Challenge 2012

We took our decision-makers for another ride – metaphorically speaking. The part was made up of Cllr Henri Murison and Harvey Emms from Newcastle City Council, by liveable cities experts: Richard Smith of Action Streets and Neil Murphy of Beyond Green and a number of campaign members. Starting at Swan House roundabout we observed the aggressive multilane gyratory and its inadequate provision for walking and cycle alongside the fast moving traffic. As the southern gateway into Newcastle, it’s not very welcoming place, and people – walking and cycling – get squeezed through very small spaces. Then we cycled on to[…]

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4C = City Chief Cycle Challenge

Organised by us. Our contribution (albeit postponed) to ‘BikeWeek’ and ‘Summer of Cycling’: let’s get cycling, and talking! http://www.bikeweek.org.uk/CCCC_streettalk – It was great to hear earlier on in the year, that Cllr Nick Forbes, leader of Newcastle City Council, would find another 4C useful. We send thanks to Cllr Nick Forbes for finalising a date with us! The final date has been CONFIRMED as 18 September, for 17:00 meet Civic Centre as usual. We are now in the process of finalising matters, confirming our urban experts for the streettalk element etc! Much to do. (On a different note but in[…]

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Cycling and the City – press release

30.06.2011 PRESS RELEASE – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CYCLING AND THE CITY The Newcastle Cycling Campaign witnessed some political panache during BikeWeek when leading city chiefs took up the challenge to cycle the city. Cllr Nick Forbes (leader of the Newcastle City Council), Cllr Henri Murison (Cabinet for Quality of Life) and Cllr Nigel Todd (Cabinet Deputy for Environment and Transport) – amongst many others – saddled up to show their support for city cycling. And they really did – with enormous elegance and ease. This collaborative cycle extravaganza was organised by Newcastle Cycling Campaign in conjunction with Scratchbikes (Newcastle bicycle[…]

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4C = City Chiefs Cycling Challenge

How did it go? BikeWeek and 4C. Nick Forbes, leader Newcastle City Council, when asked whether cycle provision was a bit balmy. “To be frank, that’s one of the reasons why I stopped cycling in Newcastle because you never knew from one minute to the next whether you are going to be on the road, the pavement or the cycle lane. And I think this is one of those things which we got to get right.” Youtube BBC1 Look North Youtube Claire’s cut Photos in our flickr group Full press release to follow soon. ADDED 30.06.2011 https://newcycling.org/news/20110630/cycling-and-city-press-release

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Bike Week

It’s BikeWeek at the Newcastle Cycling Campaign The 4C = City Chief Cycle Challenge We decided to try something different for national BikeWeek and have organised an opportunity for our decision makers to saddle up and show their support for city cycling! The actual challenge for our city chiefs is in participating on the day. Please come along, bring your family, your camera… and chat to your councillors! Wednesday 22 June 2011 18:30 start at Newcastle Civic Stalls and fairs. Yes, come along and chat to us. We have stalls in Newcastle and Gateshead. Newcastle Monument – Wednesday 22 June[…]

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