Workshop sessions – briefings

Back to event page click here Back to programme page click here 1. Reducing road danger and sustainable safety • Divera Twisk – SWOV (Dutch Institute for Road Safety Research) • Ton Hummel – Principal Road Safety Engineer What is sustainable safety? This concept is largely unknown in England so Divera Twisk from the Dutch National Institute of Road Safety (SWOV) will explain what this concept is, its key principles and how it became the approach to achieve road safety in the Netherlands. Ton Hummel, currently working in Bristol will give his practitioner’s’ viewpoint. They will facilitate a discussion with[…]

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Think Bike Workshop – Love Cycling Go Dutch

Invite-only event – Dutch and local council engineers will discuss different approaches to bike infrastructure design and planning. This workshop is part of Love Cycling Go Dutch. How can Dutch principles for bicycle-inclusive road planning be used for a Newcastle traffic situation? That is the objective of the Think Bike workshop. In Newcastle the bicycle connection from Town Moor to the city centre will be investigated, with a focus on the viaduct over motorway A167 and the roundabout of Claremont Road and the slipways of the motorway. Location on googlemap 08.30 Observation of rush hour at the roundabout of Claremont[…]

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Love Cycling Go Dutch Newcastle Conference Programme

5th November 2013, 9am – 5pm Chair: Christian Wolmar, Transport Journalist Back to event page click here 9.00-9.30 Registration and refreshments   9.30-9.50 Welcome • Councillor Margaret Wood – Lord Mayor of Newcastle • Fred Olthof – Head of Economic Department, The Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands • Councillor Nick Forbes – Leader, Newcastle City Council 9.50-10.10 Keynote Speech • Lynn Sloman – Transport for Quality of Life 10.10-10.30 How cycling became a top political priority in the Netherlands • Jan Ploeger – Provincie Zuid-Holland 10.30-11.00 Refreshment Break   11.00-11.20 The Economic Benefits of Cycling • Philippe Crist[…]

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INFO SHEET : CYCLING AND RETAIL

What research tells us: Retailers typically overestimate the importance of the car for their customers’ shopping (see 1 and 2) >> it is important to investigate perception and reality Shoppers by bike (and foot) visit more, are more loyal to a shopping location, and spend more in the long-term (see 3, 4 and 7, 8) >> cycle-friendly environments and calmer streets help local retail Redesigning streets and spaces for people, not cars, is good for the local economy (see 5 and 6) >> people will spend more time (and money) and return more often Non-UK Mainland European countries are leading[…]

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Conference Love Cycling – Go Dutch

VIDEOS AND PRESENTATIONS WILL BE UPLOADED here PROGRAMME NOW PUBLISHED • [html] also includes links to ThinkBike workshop and workshop session briefing notes • [pdf] Following last year’s success in Bristol, London, Edinburgh and Manchester, the Dutch Embassy is coming to Newcastle and Birmingham for the 2013 conference series “Love Cycling – Go Dutch”. The invite-only event, chaired by Christian Wolmar, will host presentations from VIP speakers from the Netherlands and the UK, politicians and leading experts in the fields of cycling and urban planning; and it will feature hands-on workshops for delegate participation and interaction. The conference will show[…]

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Write to your MP – Get Britain Cycling debate

Cycling will be debated at the House of Commons on 2 September 2013. Nearly 70,000 – including many of you, signed the petition to implement the recommendations of the “Get Britain Cycling” report initiated by the Times “Cities fit for Cycling” campaign. And this support led to the debate. It’s action time again! This time, we ask you to write to your MP so that they take part in the debate. It would be a great opportunity for our politicians to become more informed of the issues faced by everyday cyclists and how to overcome them. It is also an[…]

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Chair of the Campaign addresses Newcastle Council

Three years after handing in the Safe Cycling Petition to the Council, Katja Leyendecker addressed the full Council again. This time, it was to take stock and review progress. Some good things have happened – in particular the commitment to create strategic cycling routes to the city centre, but Katja made it clear that we have yet to see any concrete improvements on the ground. Physical improvements to our roads that will enable everybody, women, kids and elderly people to use a bicycle as a means of transport and get around safely. These are the improvements that the 800 people[…]

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Katja addressing full council

Thank you Lord Mayor I stood here in the same spot almost three years ago in 2010 – I hope some of you might remember that occasion. I was recently reminded of just how much cycling is an important local issue when I read in the Chronicle the good news that Gateshead Council is investing £1.5m to make it easier for people to visit their new Trinity Square by bike. This route is crucial as it represents the connection between Gateshead and Newcastle. When I stood here three years ago I presented a petition to Council asking for your political[…]

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“Love Cycling – Go Dutch Conference” comes to Newcastle

Following conversations with the Dutch Embassy earlier this year, the Campaign is thrilled to announce that Newcastle will host a ‘Love Cycling – Go Dutch’ conference on 5 November 2013 at the Civic Centre. It was through our initiative, and we are now actively involved in the preparation of the conference with Dutch Embassy and Newcastle City Council; good to have the support of Cllr Marion Talbot, the new Cycling Champion and also Newcastle University and their school of Architecture, Planning and Landscape. The conference will be for decision-makers and practitioners in Newcastle (and its wider economic hinterland) to debate[…]

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