Elswick Infrastructure Safari ride

Meet us at 12:45 just outside the Great North Museum (Hancock) on the grassy area for a departure at 13:00pm. We expect the ride to last for 2 hours and we’ll have coffee and cakes in a local venue (TBC) around 3:00pm . We’re delighted that Chi Onwurah MP will be able to join us (parliamentary business allowing), . We will ride together to the start of Elswick Road through quiet ways (as much as we can!) and stop at various locations to look at the new cycling infrastructure. We’ll be discussing what works for us and what doesn’t and why, and[…]

Read more

Consultation reply – Newcastle Local Cycling and Walking Infrastructure Plan (LCWIP)

Newcastle City Council is currently (until the 8th March 2019) seeking views  on Walking and Cycling across the city as part of the development of the Local Cycling and Walking Infrasructure Plan (LCWIP). The details can be found on the following link: https://newcastlewalkingcyclingroutes.commonplace.is/ We wrote a response directly to the council which has been reproduced here:- Having read the information on the LCWIP commonplace and looked at the provided map of routes, we thought it best to respond directly, as the commonplace map would not be suitable for a response of this type. Please consider this our (NewCycling) response to the[…]

Read more

Creating an Inclusive Cycling Network – The Main Network

In the previous article we covered the basics of how to create a cycle network. In this article we will look at the main cycle network and how this can be designed using the techniques outlined in CROW. Planning the network The main cycling network should create a grid of routes around 400m apart. From CROW: Design Manual for Bicycle Traffic (page 64): Cohesion is the most elementary requirement for a main cycle network. … A simplified indicator for the extent of cohesion within the built environment is the grid size of the main cycle network. A grid size of[…]

Read more