Newcastle Cllr Travel Survey 2010

Newcastle Cllr Travel Survey 2010 (Results) [pdf] In October 2010 the Newcastle Cycling Campaign asked Newcastle’s councillors to give a minute of their time to participate in a short and exclusive travel choice survey. The survey was unannounced. Aim of the survey was to identify – how our elected representatives travelled to a council meeting on 6 October 2010 – what thought process was undergone choosing to travel that way – to raise awareness of cycling as a mode of transport – introduce the Newcastle Cycling Campaign – provide results to councillors for discussion Quick stats Out of the 78[…]

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City centre cycling – let’s talk money

The Newcastle Cycling Campaign has analysed cycling expenditure figures that our council kindly provided to us on our request. We have shared the analysis with our council and invited their feedback but have not received any (yet). Headline Over the last five years an annual average of £0.3m has been expended (or shall we say invested) in cycling, allocated through the Local Transport Plan. To put that sum into context. A typical European annual investment in cycling would amount to £2.8m, based on a sustained annual investment of £10 per citizen. The current investment for cycling in Newcastle is 11%[…]

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Cycling Campaign Rolls into Newcastle (Launch) – press release

01.10.2010 PRESS RELEASE – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CYCLING CAMPAIGN ROLLS INTO NEWCASTLE Friday 1 October 2010 sees the launch of a city-wide campaign for a cycle-friendly Newcastle. The Newcastle Cycling Campaign aims to improve conditions for Newcastle cyclists. In June a ‘safe cycling’ petition supported by a staggering 800 local residents was presented to a Newcastle City Council meeting and won support from Cllr Wendy Taylor (Environment Portfolio). Supporters of the petition also included Newcastle MPs Chi Onwurah and Catherine McKinnell, as well as Newcastle Councillors Stephen Psallidas and Gareth Kane. Based on cyclists’ feedback, the petition http://katlayout.co.uk highlighted clear[…]

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Safe Cycling Petition

Katja presented the safe cycling in Newcastle petition (report below) to the City Council. The petition rallied over 800 supporters and will make a real contribution to improving the experience of cycling in Newcastle’s city centre. The delivery agent is the council and we will keep a keen eye on progress of the petition’s recommendations. Here is the video (VERY slow loading, go to 19:40 minutes) for the official petition handover speech and reply. A big Thank You goes out to all those 803 petition supporters! Here is the Katja’s handover speech and also Cllr Wendy Taylor’s reply. Full report[…]

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