LCGD – About a sustainable and fair economy by Cllr Nick Forbes

At the LCGD conference, Cllr Nick Forbes, the Leader of Newcastle City Council showed his support to cycling and talked about the ‘bigger picture’, and how cycling is an essential part of a fair and sustainable economy. While you can listen to his entire opening speech or read the transcript here, we have selected some highlights for you, and added our comments too: “The challenge for us of course is as I say is that much of our physical infrastructure in Newcastle is designed around either an old fashioned model of how the economy worked or the post-industrial period where[…]

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Love cycling? So Going Dutch it is!

The long-awaited Love Cycling Go Dutch conference took place in Newcastle on 5 November and it was a great success. More than 130 policy makers, decision takers and designers (those who can and want to make a difference) attended and whilst we would have liked the higher ranks to turn up, the mix of practitioners from across the region, campaigners and cycling organisations was excellent and led to a good debate. Image 1 – Not an empty seat on sight at the kick off! Image 2 – Christian Wolmar, Chair of the Conference and Paul Goldsmith, co-founder of Cycling Tynedale[…]

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Cycle campaigner invited to give evidence at Commons

A submission from Newcycling (Newcastle’s cycling campaign) led to the Transport Committee inviting the group’s chair to give evidence to MPs at a hearing in the House of Commons, London, discussing cycle safety. Katja Leyendecker, chair, says “I still can’t believe Newcycling was selected to represent their view on cycling safety. They are interested to get a perspective from outside London. It feels a bit unreal, but I am up for it of course. “This invite has come as a total surprise, but also at the right time. We recently warned the council. They have to take action now to[…]

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Primary pedal principles

Following the very successful Go Dutch conference and ThinkBike workshop, and keeping a watchful eye on the tragic deaths unfolding in London, Newcycling (Newcastle’s cycling campaign), has put together design principles on road layouts for Local Authorities. The group hopes that this way existing UK guidelines are strengthened, as their document closes some gaps and further explains what’s needed when designing for mass cycling. Katja Leyendecker, chair of the group, says “It was great to see the Dutch come to Newcastle in early November. And it was particularly exhilarating to see that we agree with their approach of sustainable road[…]

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LCGD – workshops slides

Five workshops, as listed below, took place at the Love Cycling Go Dutch conference in Newcastle 5 November 2013. These were held in two sessions so that each delegate was able to attend two workshops. 1. Reducing road danger and sustainable safety • Divera Twisk – SWOV (Dutch Institute for Road Safety Research) (slides not available) • Ton Hummel – Principal Road Safety Engineer slides 2. Developing urban strategic cycling routes • Marjolein de Lange – Dutch Cycling Embassy slides • Bill Dodds – Newcastle Cycling Forum slides 3. Liveable neighbourhoods – Home Zones and DIY Streets • Steven Schepel[…]

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LCGD – deLange video and slides

Marjolein de Lange – Dutch Cycling Embassy Report from the Think Bike’ Design Workshop – Love Cycling Go Dutch conference on 5 November 2013 in Newcastle. Access the written final project report here Slides Marjolein de Lange (2) from newcycling You can find other presentations on the LCGD conference page here.

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LCGD – Snow video and slides

Shane Snow, Department for Transport “Get Britain Cycling: what next? – An update from Government” Love Cycling Go Dutch conference on 5 November 2013 in Newcastle. Slides Shane Snow 05 11 13 from newcycling You can find other presentations on the LCGD conference page here.

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LCGD – Crist video and slides

Philippe Crist, Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development “The Economic Benefits of Cycling” Love Cycling Go Dutch conference on 5 November 2013 in Newcastle. Slides Philippe Crist 05 11 13 from newcycling You can find other presentations on the LCGD conference page here.

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LCGD – Sloman video and slides

Lynn Sloman, Transport for Quality of Life, author of Car Sick Keynote speaker at Love Cycling Go Dutch conference on 5 November 2013 in Newcastle. Slides Lynn Sloman 05 11 13 from newcycling You can find other presentations on the LCGD conference page here.

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LCGD – Ploeger video and slides

Jan Ploeger, Provincie Zuid-Holland “How cycling became a top political priority in the Netherlands” Love Cycling Go Dutch conference on 5 November 2013 in Newcastle. Slides Jan Ploeger 05 11 13 from newcycling You can find other presentations on the LCGD conference page here re.

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