News clippings – ‘Respect Ride’ to be held in memory of Gateshead cyclist killed in double decker bus collision

Road.cc (8 December 2013) http://road.cc/content/news/100363-respect-ride-be-held-memory-gateshead-cyclist-killed-double-decker-bus-collision Katja Leyendecker, of Newcastle Cycling Campaign, said: “It is a tragedy that a young man has been killed. “The A167 is a really, really bad road for cyclists. “Basically; everything is wrong with it. There are partial cycle lanes in some sections, some sections with bus lanes for cyclists to share, and on other sections there is no provision at all. “Traffic moves quickly and some drivers can be aggressive. It does not feel safe. “The section where he has been killed, near the five bridges roundabout, is very, very difficult for cyclists to negotiate.[…]

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News clippings – Car use in decline?

Road.cc (3 December 2012) Car use in decline? RAC Foundation report says Peak Car theory oversimplifies the issues http://road.cc/content/news/71626-car-use-decline-rac-foundation-report-says-peak-car-theory-oversimplifies-issues “In the North East & Cumbria, the programme focused on the dangers facing cyclists on the region’s roads and included interviews with Carlton Reid, executive editor of BikeBiz and founder of the I Pay Road Tax website, plus Katja Leyendecker from the Newcastle Cycling Campaign.”

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News clippping – Bus drivers on bikes

Road.cc (12 September 2012). Bus drivers on bikes – Stagecoach Cycle to Work scheme breaks £1 million barrier – Company staff also among those attending Newcastle Cycling Campaign cycle awareness day in June (12 September 2012) http://road.cc/content/news/66480-bus-drivers-bikes-stagecoach-cycle-work-scheme-breaks-%C2%A31-million-barrier In June this year, Newcastle Cycling Campaign organised the city’s first cycle awareness workshop, with campaign member Tanja Cooper, who organised the event, saying: “The management of all major bus operators in Newcastle – Arriva, GoAhead, Nexus and Stagecoach – fully supported the workshop. “An evenly split group of 20 cyclists and bus drivers and managers attended. “There seemed to be a little[…]

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