Design and Planning – presentation to council

Katja presents at Newcastle City Council’s Cycle Forum. The presentation and its findings are based on our experience working with the Newcastle City Council’s councillors and officers since 2010. Good communication and a clear process are as important as leadership and technical expertise. Design and Planning, lessons learnt presentation to Newcastle City Council Cycle Forum from Katsdekker We outline six areas of improvement. 1. Political leadership (examples Sevilla, NYC) 2. Routes (approval pending) 3. Monitoring data (cycle use before and after, volume and speed of traffic to inform design) 4. Sustainable safety principles for road safety (user need, human psychology)[…]

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Big Toon Ride speech

Katja’s Big Toon Ride speech at Monument Photo: Carlton Reid Thanks for coming. We put the sun on for you today, to get you all out, so – great stuff that you are all here. I have dressed up today. I’ve got my high heels on. And if I fall over it’s because I usually don’t wear these things. But I thought dressing up for this event was the right thing to do. I am Katja and I am chairing something that’s called Newcycling, Newcastle’s cycling campaign. I was wondering whether we had any members here. Is anyone a member[…]

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Big Toon Ride shows demand for Space for Cycling in city centre

The Big Toon Ride was a super success. Thanks to everyone who turned up, and rode with us. Shannon had put the word out on BBC Radio Newcastle on Saturday morning, Katja spoke on BBC Look North, and then Sally talked about the national Space for Cycling campaign on Monday on BBC Radio Newcastle again “What we want is Space for Cycling, which is a nation-wide campaign. We want people to write to their local Councillors to say we need more space for cycling. We need better junctions. We need – sometimes – segregated cyclepaths. We need to cut down[…]

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News clipping – BBC Look North: big toon ride

BBC Look North (17 May 2014) Katja (chair) says “The message is ‘give us space for cycling’. That means setting aside road space for cycling. So that cycling and walking, and by all means taking the bus – the active forms of transport – can take prime position in our city. And the car and drivers have to start to take the back seat.” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=46hYf0xwZao [youtube]

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Space4Cycling campaigners conference / workshop day (national)

The workshop material from the day is found here [html] Katja’s workshop was mythbusting / campaigning styles. You can read it here [pdf] The day will include workshops on: – Protected space and decent junctions – Press and social media skills – Removing through traffic – How Councils work – and how to get them to listen – Liveable Town Centres – Vision and Visualisations – 20mph and lower speed limits – Mythbusting and Rebuttals Plus Plenary sessions from experienced cycle campaigners from around the country. Reason to come to the Conference: – to find out how you can use[…]

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