SCR Infra Safari – SCR4 Gosforth

We are cycling the Strategic Cycle Routes (SCRs). This year’s dates are listed below. All dates have been set for Saturdays, and we hope you can join us. We will meet at Civic Centre, Ceremonial Way, at 10:00am. Each tour should not take longer than three hours. Join us for all or parts of it, or meet us afterwards for a coffee. Please email us newcastle.cycling.campaign@gmail.com if you are coming so that we get an idea about numbers before the ride. 14 June – SCR 4 – Gosforth 12 July – SCR 1 – Newburn 9 August – SCR 6[…]

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Challenge to City Council to create space for cycling

Newcastle cycling advocates join a nationwide campaign backed by Jon Snow. They are calling on their ward councillors to create Space for Cycling, as part of a national campaign to create the conditions where anyone can cycle for any local journey. Jon Snow, the Channel 4 News presenter and CTC President, has backed the campaign in an online video [1] and said: ‚ÄúSpace for Cycling means creating safe conditions on major roads and junctions, lowering speed limits and reducing through motor traffic on residential streets. Some councils are now showing real enthusiasm for action to make cycling a safe and[…]

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Big Ride around town

We are joining other groups for a bike ride around town. This will mirror the London pre-election ride to keep the pressure on our elected representatives, and candidates too. Everyone welcome! If you’d like to know more about the Space4Cycling Campaign, go to https://newcycling.org/space4cycling Please click on the flyers, links below, for more details including the proposed route – subject to change, so do check this site before the ride Timetable: 10:00 – meet at Haymarket 10:30 – leave Haymarket 11:00 – the ride ends at the Civic centre for a photo opportunity If you’d like to tell us you’re[…]

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Newcastle and Copenhagen – a member’s story

We previously featured an inspiring campaign member’s report from Copenhagen by Adrian, and here’s another from Armelle, also a campaign member. She’s usually found cycling the Jesmond school run – so travelling to Copenhagen in February this year was an eye-opener, even for the architect she is. Read on for how Copenhagen deals with space allocation, mobility, and accessibility and how the world-renowned Gehl Architects approach urban design. Gehl Architects were involved in the master planning for Science City. It will be interesting to see, how much of the master plan concept will pull through the detailed design. Just back[…]

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Management Committee Meeting

The format of our committee and members meetings for the year ahead will be discussed. We will post further information! We want to open this up to members to contribute and get involved, in line with this year’s motto Shifting Up A Gear. Watch this space…

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Gosforth High Street – a member’s action

A campaign member decided to take action and contacted us to discuss their idea. In the process a poster was designed and printed (attached below), and distributed to traders on Gosforth High Street. Here is a quick report from their experience and the data and feedback gathered. This is really useful information for us all and worth sharing! And looking at different parts of the plans separately seems a sensible thing to do too. The cycleway could be created whilst the Salters Road junction goes back to the drawing board and a “less 1960s motorway design” is found. I had[…]

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Shifting up a gear: AGM 2014

Absolutely thrilled to report a record attendance at our AGM last Tuesday: 42 people invaded the excellent Cycle Hub to listen to our speakers, debate the state of city cycling and campaigning and plan the next steps. We formed a new Management Committee: with a warm welcome to Geoff Turnbull who is joining Katja Leyendecker, Scott Dawson, Rod Joyce, and Claire Prospert on the committee for 2014/15. Scooting through the ‘business and organisational matters’ we saw that the Campaign is in good shape. You can of course read the Annual and Finance Report [pdf] and check for yourself. Our politicians[…]

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Management Committee Meeting

Following the excellent, energetic and energising AGM, we will discuss opening up the Committee meetings to members – the frequency, locations and format of the previously held Quarterly Members Meetings may change. Check the events section for public members meetings. This time we are joined by Cllr Ged Bell (cabinet) and Cllr Marion Talbot (cycle champion) to discuss the outlook for cycling improvements in Newcastle, and what can be expected to happen in 2014/15. There is a bit of ground to break and gaps to bridge. We are welcoming Ged’s and Marion’s offer to meet the Committee as there is[…]

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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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