SCR_wards7aAre you interested in improving cycling and walking infrastructure in your ward?

Do you have residents asking you for better cycling routes and quieter streets? The first thing to tell you is that it is NOT all about cycling. Building protected cycling space on main roads also slows down traffic and makes streets more comfortable for pedestrians. Low traffic neighbourhoods mean quieter streets and children are able to play out.

Please get in touch to ask questions, discuss your projects, ideas or simply to find out what we think.


  • Contact the Cabinet Member for Transport and officers to find out more about plans for your ward
  • Contact us on your ward’s transport matters
  • Sign-up and receive our newsletter
  • Contribute to our newsletter
  • Talk at ward meetings about the cycling and walking strategy for the city
  • Join our cycle infrastructure safaris
  • Use social media to talk about cycling and to find out what is going on elsewhere
  • Attend one of our members meetings

New to cycling?

  • Describe to us why you don’t cycle
  • Recently started cycling? Let the campaign know how it went and whether you think more space for cycling is needed
  • Get a recycled bicycle from Recyke y’Bike or get advice at your LBS (local bike shop)

Remember, we are here to help. Please contact the campaign with your questions. Contact us

Plenty of information out there

We would like to share some awesome data sources. These could be useful to Councillors who want to get under the skin of their ward and city, or for the general public to check out the lie of the land for transport, health and general demographics.

Mapped Census 2011 data – general

Datashine.org – Census 2011 Newcastle – general data

  • Population basics
  • Origins and beliefs
  • Health
  • Housing (incl car or van availability)
  • Education
  • Employment
  • Travel to work
  • Residency
  • OAC Variables

Mapped Census 2011 data – travel to work

Datashine.org – Census 2011 Newcastle – travel to work with start/end

Newcastle is a trip attractor: the map shows why we should be building cycle routes into the city centre, such as the Strategic Cycle Routes (SCRs). Check out the SCR in your ward.

Mapped Census 2011 data – vehicle ownership

Google fusion table by Tom Forth – household vehicle

Ward profiles


  • Part 1: People who are part of this community
  • Part 2: Factors that shape the lives of people in this community
    • Factors: Natural environment
    • Factors: Built environment
    • Factors: Activities
    • Factors: Local economy
    • Factors: Community
    • Factors: Lifestyle
  • Part 3: Across the life course
  • Part 4: Illness and disease in Newcastle
Tyne & Wear TADU also holds traffic data


Dft traffic data on main roads


The data held on the ONS neighbourhood site can also be useful