Sally Watson on Jesmondlocal

Watch Sally Watson, chair of our Jesmond branch, speak to Jesmondlocal here We would have liked Jesmondlocal to have mentioned the presence of a Councillor and council’s assistant director, and perhaps given a wider angle of the benefits and necessity of neighbourhood improvements for transport and movements around the area. Full website Jesmondlocal (29/2/2016) – http://jesmondlocal.com/2016/03/watch-jesmondlocal-live-february-29-2016/

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Journalist request – pavement cycling

We received a request for our position on pavement cycling by Jesmond Local. We obliged. Here’s the full reply: REPLIES TO SPECIFIC QUESTIONS Q1 : What’s the law on riding on pavements? (I understand it’s strictly prohibited in law with a £50 fine, but that there are common-sense exemptions) A: it’s muddled. It’s not legal by the Highway Code rule 64, but is legalised by ministerial decree, more below in position statement (draft) Q2 : What’s the NCC policy on people riding on pavements? ) A: we are developing a position statement (draft, see link below) – in essence: We’d[…]

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