Quarterly members meeting

A meeting for all members to come along, meet and chat. Speaker: Scott Dawson (Newcastle Cycling Campaign) Topic: City Centre cycling Scott will be giving a presentation on Newcastle’s Red Route through the City Centre.

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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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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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City centre cycling – let’s talk money

The Newcastle Cycling Campaign has analysed cycling expenditure figures that our council kindly provided to us on our request. We have shared the analysis with our council and invited their feedback but have not received any (yet). Headline Over the last five years an annual average of £0.3m has been expended (or shall we say invested) in cycling, allocated through the Local Transport Plan. To put that sum into context. A typical European annual investment in cycling would amount to £2.8m, based on a sustained annual investment of £10 per citizen. The current investment for cycling in Newcastle is 11%[…]

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Safe Cycling Petition

Katja presented the safe cycling in Newcastle petition (report below) to the City Council. The petition rallied over 800 supporters and will make a real contribution to improving the experience of cycling in Newcastle’s city centre. The delivery agent is the council and we will keep a keen eye on progress of the petition’s recommendations. Here is the video (VERY slow loading, go to 19:40 minutes) for the official petition handover speech and reply. A big Thank You goes out to all those 803 petition supporters! Here is the Katja’s handover speech and also Cllr Wendy Taylor’s reply. Full report[…]

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