Cyclist awareness workshop with bus drivers held in Newcastle – press release

05.07.2012 PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Newcastle Cycling Campaign and Newcastle City Council joined forces with the city’s major bus operators and hosted the first ever cycling awareness workshop on 27 June 2012, to improve safety on our streets. Campaign chair Katja Leyendecker: “Talk to cyclists and they’ll tell you that tensions on our roads are on the up. Any preventative measure to alleviate this must a good thing. Alongside asking for safe space for cyclists, we want to start a road user debate. “ Campaign member Tanja Cooper and event organiser: “The management of all major bus operators in[…]

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Bus driver cycling awareness workshop

NOTE – CHANGE OF VENUE workshop now at Brunswick Methodist Church NE1 7BJ You are invited to the very first Cyclists Awareness Workshop with bus drivers organised jointly by the Newcastle Cycling Campaign and Newcastle City Council. The workshop will be held on Wednesday, 27th June, between 12 and 2pm. The idea is to raise awareness amongst bus drivers, to raise the profile of cycling and start a road user debate. The plan is to bring together cyclists and bus drivers to have a constructive discussion about how the two groups can safely use our streets together. The aim is[…]

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Road user debate – fair and civil spaces for all

The below was sent to Newcastle council decision makers and cycle organisations: Cllr Nigel Todd Cllr Stephen Psalidas Cllr Wendy Taylor Harvey Emms Michelle Mordue Liz Langfield Anne, Clark James Adamson (sustrans) Heather Evans (ctc) ROAD USERS DEBATE – FAIR AND CIVIL SPACES FOR ALL Leading on from the discussion at the last Cycle Forum meeting, and also taking into account the good groundwork that the Access & Mobility event has done we would like to suggest an approach for the Road Users Debate: Step 1 – Identify all interest groups (public space & roads, access & mobility, Equal Opportunity[…]

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