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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Newcastle City Futures – SAPL

A series of events organised by the Newcastle University’s School of Architecture, Planning and Landscape (SAPL). Katja Leyendecker will speak about city-wide planning methods for sustainable transport. Please see attached (below) the finalised events leaflet for the Newcastle City Futures: People, Place, Change exhibition and events series. Join on twitter at @NewcastleSAPL #cityfutures and at the Newcastle City Futures blog: https://blogs.ncl.ac.uk/cityfutures/ #cityfutures: Building a transport system for a sustainable future (Katja Leyendecker) from Katsdekker Here’s David Marshall’s aka @spatialsyndave account of the event: The Sustainable Transport event was presented by Katja Leyendecker, chair of Newcastle Cycling Campaign and a Chartered[…]

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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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Gosforth High Street – your views

Following the publication of our view, and in no particular order, here is a selection of what some of you have said so far. More views added on 3 April 2014, go to 20 onwards. Keep writing. Every letter counts. Contact us with your questions. ###### 1 ###### Having just looked through the proposals for the redevelopment of Gosforth High St I would like to make my support known for the ‘Option 2’ plan, (the one with the two way cycle path). This is far superior to option one which is very poor and will likely not be very well[…]

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Message from a fellow cyclist

Why do we campaign for cycling and a safe quality infrastructure? Above all, there is huge sense of unfairness faced by the small minority of people who cycle as a means of transport, to go from A to B, everyday or regularly. The people we call the brave ones, because, despite the hostile conditions on the roads, they do it. As most minorities, we are not cared for, abused and blamed in many ways. Do people have choices when it comes to transport? Is cycling a genuine option when the provision in our cities is so poor and unsafe? Last[…]

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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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