Transport planning and advocacy in a pandemic

If you want to join the national debate on walking, cycling and transport in these uncertain times, you need go no further than #ideaswithbeers. This started as a pub meet up hosted by Brian Deegan, one of cycling’s champion engineers working at Urban Movement, to discuss all things to do with cycling and infrastructure. Sadly it’s not currently in an actual pub, but it’s turned into a great place to meet advocates, practitioners and academic researchers from across the country to discuss what needs to change in response to the current crisis. This afternoon, I gave a talk on how[…]

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Newcastle cycling conference

Our chair Katja will give a presentation at the Cycle City / Active City conference in Newcastle. She will speak in her capacity of PhD researcher at Northumbria University. Newcastle City Council is kindly sponsoring the attendance of three campaigners, and we will report back from the event, including Katja’s presentation, at a later date.   Katja’s abstract – Lessons about cycle commuting from the 2011 UK Census Dipl-Ing Katja Leyendecker CEng EurIng, katja.leyendecker@northumbria.ac.uk and Dr Seraphim Alvanides, S.Alvanides@northumbria.ac.uk Both Northumbria University at Newcastle, Architecture & Built Environment The 2011 UK Census contains valuable information for researchers, practitioners and decision[…]

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AGM 2015

It’s our AGM! Open to all members, come and help us shape our campaigning plans for the year ahead. We’ll be meeting at our partner’s place, the fabulous Cycle Hub on the Quayside, You can download the agenda below, as well as the draft minutes of the last year’s AGM. Newcycling_AGM14_minutes_DRAFT NewCycling_InviteAGM15 NewCyclingAGM2015_agenda Newcycling_AGM2015_financialreport_FINAL   Event hashtag #newcc15  

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Cycling Infrastructure Event

This event is co-organised by Sustrans and NewCycling. We are delighted to welcome three urban transport experts talking about urban design for streets and cities with, of course, a fair share of cycling infrastructure in the mix. Han is currently the chair of Fietsersbond (Dutch Cyclists’ Union) Haarlem, and is a former chair of the stop der kindermord campaign. John is a traffic engineer, transport planner and urban designer with 29 years’ professional experience that spans from strategic transport planning to concept design. Well known as a champion of better town and city streets, he was Director being responsible for[…]

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MEDSIN conference plenary

Katja has been invited to speak at the medical student conference “entitled, “Changing Cities: building a healthy future together”. MEDSIN Newcastle is proud to present MEDSIN National Conference 2014 “Changing Cities: Building a Healthy Future Together” on November 15th-16th For more information and tickets, visit www.medsin.org/nc14 Contact : nc14enquiries@medsin.org Follow on Twitter: @medsin @medsinNC14   Katja’s presentation Medsin2014 Newcastle from Katja Leyendecker

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Campaign Training Day

CTC is currently running both the Space for Cycling and the Road Justice campaigns. This day will provide workshops on both these campaigns, boosting the voice, awareness and knowledge for safer cycling, better cities and justice systems. You will learn about how to champion and advocate improved cycling infrastructure and fight for a justice system that sends out fair and clear messages asking for a better deal for vulnerable road users including cyclists. In Newcastle, CTC have teamed up with us to deliver the training. The training day will take place at Jesmond Dene Conference Centre in Newcastle. It will[…]

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AGM 2014 / Quarterly members meeting

We meet and chat. This time it’s AGM time too – to discuss priorities for the coming year, invite member to stand for committee membership and influence the direction of the organisation. Newcycling AGM 25 March 2014 full (Committee) Speakers Cllr Rob Higgins (Labour) and Cllr Stephen Psallidas (Liberal) – political viewpoint Newcycling AGM 25 March 2014 – Chris Peck CTC Newcycling AGM 25 March 2014 – Lizzie Reather Leeds Cycling Campaign Newcycling AGM 25 March 2014 – Sally Hinchcliffe Cycling Embassy GB

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Jesmond Library : Building a transport system for a sustainable society

Speaker: Katja Leyendecker Katja is an engineer and chair of the Newcastle Cycling Campaign. Her talk will cover how we can develop sustainable transport within Jesmond so that everyone, young and old, can get around more easily. Entry fee £3 About Jesmond Library Talks series: Jesmond in 2020: how it might change and how this could benefit us all A series of talks organized by Transition Jesmond to look at the future of Jesmond in the light of current trends in energy, transport and the environment. To ensure maximum benefit, attendance at the whole series is encouraged though you may[…]

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Northumbria University – design project

Katja spoke to Northumbria University design students who are working on a cycling-related project this semester. Northumbria University (Industrial Design) November 2013 from Katsdekker Anthony Forsyth, the course organiser, has worked for Copenhagen in Denmark and Malmö in Sweden, and he talked with incredible knowledge and lucidity talked about cycling and just how different Newcastle is to these cities. We’ll keep an eye on how the projects develop. And maybe even be invited to judge the finals. Anthony Forsyth, Northumbria University from Katsdekker On Yer Bike investigation topics 1. How can we encourage more women to cycle in the city[…]

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