Pollution, cars and streets

The Acorn Road planning group heard an excellent presentation on traffic emissions and air quality by Professor Margaret Bell CBE, Newcastle University, on 18 July 2013 at Jesmond Legion. Conclusion: • a sustainable future rests with ‘doing things differently’ • a substantial reduction in vehicle kilometres driven is essential • spatial and transport planning is key as journeys can be kept short, green and healthy Traffic pollution, climate change and restricting car use from Katsdekker Some key points of the talk: • UK has a binding target to reduce CO2 by 67% by 2010 over 2010 level, and to meet[…]

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The past, present and future of Acorn Road

A whopping fifty people attended the meeting on Acorn Road at the Cricket Club in Jesmond on the 23rd May. The meeting, organised by or partners Transition Jesmond as part of the Jesmond Community Festival, wanted to promote public discussion about the proposals which have been developed by the Acorn Road improvement group over the last year or so. The meeting was also reported in the Journal on 25 May. Rev Rob Hawkins of the Jesmond Methodist Church very ably chaired the proceedings and it started off with Alan Morgan, a city guide, speaking on the history of Acorn Road[…]

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Quarterly members meeting

A meeting for all members to come along, meet and chat. Update: As Katja Leyendecker could not make it; she will give an update on Newcastle SCRs “how to move the shakers” at the September meeting. Claire Prospert gave an update on the Newcastle Cycling Forum and the forthcoming Love Cycling Go Dutch Conference that the Campaign is actively involved in organising with Newcastle City Council and the Dutch Embassy. Our speakers: Speaker 1: Tony Waterston (Transition Towns, Safe Jesmond Cycling) – topic: Jesmond plans Cycling from claireprospert Speaker 2: Neil Murphy (Movement for London, Beyond Green) – topic: Census[…]

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