Gosforth – Joint ward commitee meeting – have your say

Joint Parklands, East and West Gosforth ward committee to find out about the proposals for cycling in Gosforth. This is the event re-run, not to be confused with the previous event that council officers could not attend due to weather, We hope members can come along, give their support and help make Gosforth a better place for all. Contact Anne.Clark@newcastle.gov.uk (council cycling officer) or Victoria.Powell@newcastle.gov.uk (ward coordinator) for further information. We’ve requested to see the plans a while back, but disappointingly we have not received any to date (9 February 2013). Here’s a summary we’ve been given by Bill. The[…]

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Suggested letter to Haddricks Mill Cllrs

Travelling through Haddricks Mill? Living near Haddricks Mill? Please write to the relevant ward Councillors to make them aware of the report we’ve painstakingly compiled. If you are a resident of one of the three Haddricks Mill wards (listed below) point that out. Not sure which one is your ward? Input your post code here. The story so far… https://newcycling.org/tags/haddricks-mill And forward any replies to us. Thanks! Dene ward Bob.Renton@newcastle.gov.uk Karen.Robinson@newcastle.gov.uk Wendy.Taylor@newcastle.gov.uk East Gosforth ward Henry.Gallagher@newcastle.gov.uk Peter.Leggott@newcastle.gov.uk David.Slesenger@newcastle.gov.uk North Heaton ward Doreen.Huddart@newcastle.gov.uk Michael.Johnson@newcastle.gov.uk Greg.Stone@newcastle.gov.uk = = = = = = = = TEMPLATE – COPY & PASTE = = =[…]

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Have Your Say – Gosforth Transport and Cycle Route Improvements

Organised by Newcastle council, please come along and give a strong voice to cycling improvements. Every help appreciated! There will be’ table discussions’, and the the clearer we can get the message across how important safe space is for cycling (current and new cyclists) the better. The basic points screaming out to be made are – cycle lanes / paths give clarity of space – cycle lanes / paths afford safety – blocked cycle lanes / paths (parked cars) are useless – interrupted cycle lanes / paths (by silly design) are useless All we’d like to see is a space[…]

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Foot Power, Pedal Power

A user safety report will be launched. Now Living Streets, the National charity for walkers, has joined forces with the Newcastle Cycling Campaign to call for action to be taken. Walkers and cyclists have teamed up to ask for improvements at a notorious road junction in Newcastle. Haddricks Mill has already been cited by The Times as being one of the worst junctions in the UK for cycling. Colin Green, chair of the Tyneside Living Streets group said “This junction and much of the surrounding area is intimidating for walkers and prevents children walking to nearby schools. The environment and[…]

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Living Streets – Haddricks Mill

The main purpose of the meeting is to discuss the attached report “Foot Power, Pedal Power – promoting active and sustainable travel: A report on the Haddricks Mill area“. This is the result of the Walkabout that was carried out in October 2012. The report has been compiled as a collaboration of Living Streets with the Newcastle Cycling Campaign. Newcastle Arts Centre is close to the Central Station, at 67 Westgate Road close to the junction with Grainger Street. Go across the courtyard and through the double doors. We will be in the First Floor Conference Room. Accompanying press release[…]

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Write to your MP – EDM679

(Yet another) Early Day Motion has been published http://www.parliament.uk/edm/2012-13/679 – this must be a good thing. Politically speaking, cycling is getting more and more limelight and centre stage! Please write to your MP to support EDM679 “Get Britain Cycling”. Some information, templates and suggestions can be found here: CTC (letter template) http://e-activist.com/ea-action/action?ea.client.id=1689&ea.campaign.id=17335 British Cycling (background to EDM) http://www.britishcycling.org.uk/campaigning/article/cam20121105-campaigning-British-Cycling-supports-Get-Britain-Cycling-parliamentary-inquiry-0 The Times (general background to Cities Fit For Cycling) http://www.thetimes.co.uk/tto/public/cyclesafety/

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Plenty Twenty in Newcastle

PRESS RELEASE 10.11.2012 The city prides itself in being an early adopter of the 20mph speed limit. But is Newcastle going far enough? We investigate. Talk to people in the street or pose the question at public meetings “What is Newcastle’s speed limit?” and people are surprised to hear that Newcastle is a City of Twenty. Newcastle Cycling Campaign is intrigued, and spurred on by the added cycle safety 20mph can bring, members of the Newcastle Cycling Campaign took a closer look. Katja Leyendecker of Newcastle Cycling Campaign “We hear that a staggering 90% of Newcastle’s roads has been converted[…]

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