Walker goes Biking

We’ve come another step closer to seeing some cycling infrastructure in Newcastle soon. In recent years Newcastle council had removed more cycling space than it created. Now the tide may be turning… not quite a biblical shift but good enough for a Christmas present we think. The Walker route saw its technical consultation. Read our reply – in summary the verdict is “well done, much more is needed”. We also composed a joint press release with the Forum which got a mention in the Chronicle. If it all goes swimmingly (as usual, no pun intended) and the design quality is[…]

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Strategic Cycle Route gains traction and funding

Residents are being consulted on road safety improvements that have attracted a promise of £175,000 of new funding. The Walker to City Centre strategic cycle route is the first of a series of planned cycle routes approved unanimously by City Councillors. The aim is to enhance road safety for pedestrians, cyclists and school children, especially along a stretch of Welbeck Road in Newcastle’s East End. New zebra crossings, more distinctive highway markings for residents’ car parking, and overall reductions in traffic speeds are key features of the scheme. Other benefits include making it possible for more people from the East[…]

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Technical consultation – Walker – our reply

From: Newcastle Cycling Campaign Newcycling Date: 16 December 2012 Subject: Fwd: Traffic Management Proposals : Proposed Waiting Restrictions on Welbeck Road Dear all WELBECK ROAD We support and welcome the proposals to improve cycling conditions – and indeed public realm in general – along the Welbeck corridor in Walker. This is excellent news for residents, shops and schools (amongst others) along that stretch, as well as local people of the surrounding wards and areas. Everyone should embrace this fantastic development with open arms. We are therefore unsure why Cllr David Wood feels he wants to hold up the process on[…]

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