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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Bike user comments (cont.)

We put infrastructure comments resulting from a recent survey of Scratchbikes users into a ‘word cloud’ generator (using tagxedo). Thanks goes to the fabulous http://www.scratchbikes.co.uk/ (Newcastle’s green public hire bikes) run by Grandscheme for sharing the data. The result looks pretty similar to bike user comments we collated over the years [pdf] and handed to council in 2010 and 2012. We think people want more space for cycling. Still. Again. Maybe not much has changed on the ground since the survey in 2010? Raw comments attached here.

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Newcastle Cllr Travel Survey 2012

In October, we carried out our second Councillor Travel Survey. The leader and leader of the opposition replied and we are saying a massive thanks to both of them for their contributions. We wish their flock would have done the same but the overall replies are too few to analyse them in a meaningful way. We would have liked to report back to you like we did in 2010. This year only 21 out of the 78 City Councillors bothered to fill in the 1 minute survey. Compare that to 2010, when 39 Councillors responded. Ever economical and efficient we[…]

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Newcastle Cllr Travel Survey 2011

This year, again, we asked Newcastle councillors a few questions – via an easy-peasy short online survey. We used the Cycle Manifesto as the coat hanger and started by asking whether there were any questions on your part about the manifesto, its purpose, use and implementation and gave our councillors suggestions how to help cycling Support our bid proposal “Wheels in Motion” Participate at City Chief Cycle Challenge 2011 Blog about cycling, twitter, facebook Start cycling and let the campaign know how it went Describe to us why you don’t cycle Attend the council’s cycle forum Attend a Newcastle Cycling[…]

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Newcastle Cllr Travel Survey 2010

Newcastle Cllr Travel Survey 2010 (Results) [pdf] In October 2010 the Newcastle Cycling Campaign asked Newcastle’s councillors to give a minute of their time to participate in a short and exclusive travel choice survey. The survey was unannounced. Aim of the survey was to identify – how our elected representatives travelled to a council meeting on 6 October 2010 – what thought process was undergone choosing to travel that way – to raise awareness of cycling as a mode of transport – introduce the Newcastle Cycling Campaign – provide results to councillors for discussion Quick stats Out of the 78[…]

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Safe Cycling Petition

Katja presented the safe cycling in Newcastle petition (report below) to the City Council. The petition rallied over 800 supporters and will make a real contribution to improving the experience of cycling in Newcastle’s city centre. The delivery agent is the council and we will keep a keen eye on progress of the petition’s recommendations. Here is the video (VERY slow loading, go to 19:40 minutes) for the official petition handover speech and reply. A big Thank You goes out to all those 803 petition supporters! Here is the Katja’s handover speech and also Cllr Wendy Taylor’s reply. Full report[…]

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