Letter to Eugene Milne – Public Health

Professor Eugene Milne Director of Public Health Newcastle Newcastle Civic Centre NE1 8QH Dear Professor Milne, We read with interest the article including your comment in the Chronicle http://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/news/north-east-news/cycle-campaigner-skeptical-over-newcastles-8545887. We wrote to your predecessor in 2012 making the case for public health’s involvement with improving cycling conditions in Newcastle, asking for a meeting. We received no reply. We have since written to Councillor Forbes. https://newcycling.org/going-public-health It seems timely to perhaps restart the previously begun public health conversation. In particular, we would like to make you aware of NICE ph8 http://www.nice.org.uk/guidance/PH8 and ‘The Energy Glut’ both which make strong recommendations to address adverse urban environments[…]

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