Cycling, walking and Covid-19: Our thoughts on what Newcastle can do now to help keep people safe

The spread of Covid-19 and the lockdown have dramatically changed the way we live and move around our city. It’s looking increasingly likely that physical distancing is going to be with us for a while and we want to take a look at some ideas that Newcastle City Council could consider implementing now to make living in the city safer and easier. We think that these ideas could be implemented quickly and with limited resources – eg. with temporary measures such as those used in roadworks. The dramatic reduction in traffic in Newcastle appears to have resulted in considerably more people walking and cycling, whether[…]

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COVID-19 – Message from the Chair

Apologies for the radio silence from Newcycling of late. Like everyone, it’s taken us some time to adjust to the new normal in these very worrying times. We hope that you and your families are well and that you are managing to keep up with family, friends, work, and perhaps even some cycling as part of your daily exercise. The future seems very uncertain at present and many of us will have serious health and financial concerns. While cycling might seem like something quite far down the list of priorities, we hope to contribute something to the debate about how[…]

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‘A real shame’ – cyclists react to Mobike’s Newcastle exit and demand action from council

Evening Chronicle – 1 May 2019 The cycle hire firm confirmed on Tuesday that it is pulling all of its bikes out of Newcastle and Gateshead from the beginning of May. ampaigners say that a Mobike-style project will not work in Newcastle until more action is taken to make the city’s roads safer for cyclists. … Newcastle Cycling Campaign leaders say that efforts to get more people cycling in the city through bike-sharing schemes are doomed to fail unless there are big changes to boost cycle routes. Sally Watson, of the Newcastle Cycling Campaign, said: “This is a real shame, but it[…]

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Space for Cycling event

This event was organised by Cycling UK with input from local campaigners including Newcycling, DBUG, Trust Pathways and North Tyneside Cycling Campaign to spread the word about space for cycling and share our experience and tips about cycling campaigning across the North East. You will find below Claire, Karen and Peter’s presentations. More information on the Cycling UK website: http://www.cyclinguk.org/campaign/space-for-cycling   Presentationnewcycling2017 from newcycling Trust pathways graham's story from newcycling Newcycling s4 c-durham from newcycling  

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Suicide Cycling Newcastle

A personal cycling experience in Newcastle (March 14, 2016) – http://theprotocity.com/suicide-cycling-newcastle/ Koko Herder Koko Herder is about to graduate from the research master Urban Studies at the University of Amsterdam. His main interest is in the relationship between the built environment and everyday life. He currently researches the production of bicycle space, and the relationship between ageing populations and cities.

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Newcastle Cllr survey – Space 4 Cycling

Following our Councillors’ surveys in 2010, 2011  and 2012, we contacted all Newcastle Councillors on 30 December 2015 and asked them for their Space for Cycling thoughts and priorities. At the end of 2014, Newcastle celebrated being the top English Core City for Space for Cycling political support: 67% of local councillors supported space for cycling (we are now at 65% since the local elections in 2015). This is great and we said a big thank you at the Space for Cycling ride in September 2014. What does this mean and what’s next? We asked Councillors to select the top[…]

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