What do we know about Newcastle City Council’s #SpaceForDistancing plans?

The Government has now announced the successful funding bids for measures to make walking and cycling safer in response to COVID-19. They state that there is an urgent need to keep people cycling: The coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis has had a terrible impact on the lives and health of many UK citizens, as well as severe economic consequences. But it has also resulted in cleaner air and quieter streets, transforming the environment in many of our towns and cities. And millions of people have discovered, or rediscovered, cycling and walking. In some places, there’s been a 70% rise in the number[…]

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Our response to the National Cycling Delivery Plan

It took about a year and a half for the government and DfT to respond to the Get Britain Cycling report which led to an unprecedented parliamentary debate on cycling in September 2013. The Cycling Delivery Plan, which also covers walking, can be found here And this is our response to the informal consultation: ________________________ To: Department for Transport Newcycling is Newcastle’s cycling campaign; it is a voluntary and community sector organisation constituted in 2010 which represent 1,500 members. We want to see better cycling conditions and more dedicated space for cycling. Newcycling has reviewed the Cycling Delivery Plan submitted[…]

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Helsinki Cycling Strategy

Mima, one of our members, just got back from Helsinki, her hometown. She was pleasantly surprised to see more people cycling in the finish capital, a trend she had already noticed over the last few years. In her online investigation, she came across the City Cycling Strategy 2013 – an ambitious programme building on a steady increase in cycling since the early 2000s. Helsinki’s modal share target, 15% by 2020, is not too dissimilar to Newcastle’s ambition of 12% by 2022. Helsinki is planning to treble its annual cycle budget, investing an astonishing €33 (£27) per person per annum (pppa)[…]

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Fundraise for the Newcastle Cycling Campaign

This is an update from the Treasurer as we’re approaching the half year mark and an appeal for donating/fundraising. The Campaign running costs are approximately £1,000 a year; our main expenses relate to the members’ meetings, promotional materials, accommodation, resources (books, DVDs), website running costs, fees for festivals. We’re very grateful for the support of our corporate members , bringing about £200 income to support our activities. Earlier this year, we set up an online donation facility with local giving ; this enables us to attract gift aid. So far we have received £200 in donations and gift aid and[…]

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Newcastle’s Cycling Ambition

In April, Newcastle City Council published their bid for the Cycle City Ambition Fund and they have begun discussing the work that is needed to deliver. The Newcastle cycling campaign will be represented and involved in this through two project groups to be set up by the council.

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