Political engagement is a very important aspect of our Campaign. Informing our policy- and decision-makers about our 'asks, wants and needs' is vital. Its their support that can bring about the sea change needed to plough the way for a liveable Newcastle with cycling designed in. So, thanks for everyone who wrote to Nick Brown MP this month!
Following Nantes, Armelle now sends a photo from Bondy - one of the northeastern suburbs of Paris, France. It is located about seven miles from the centre of Paris.
She says: "Bondy is an impoverished suburb which suffered the riots in the autumn of 2005, yet finds the funds and the will to develop cycle paths to the RER station and tram line (opened in 2006) connecting a string of disconnected towns. Here mobility - physical, geographical and social - is the key to any political approach."
After removing cycle specific infrastructure on Silver Lonnen in 2010 and Elswick Road in 2012, Newcastle council continues to dismantle existing cycle lanes, now at a school in Heaton.