Gateshead Council's Quarterly Cycling Forum
If you were put out by the 300+ page document, but were prepared to read something, here it was: Cycling pp138-141, attached below.
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Gateshead Council's (not so) Quarterly Cycling Forum
This meeting has been cancelled.
Gateshead Council Quarterly Cycling Forum.
The original date was postponed, the meeting will now be held on the 23rd May.
Discussion on our sister website GatesheadCycling sometimes goes into a spin on the subject of cycling numbers in Gateshead. So it's worth noting that recently we were reminded by the census that Gateshead is far from seeing a cycling revolution. With a meager 0.4 percentage point increase cycle commuting now has a modal share of 1.5% in Gateshead, "boosted" from 1.1% in 2001.
This is almost below detection limits! And should serve as an eye opener to Gateshead.
Towards the end of 2012 Gateshead council released their new Cycling Strategy for consultation.
Over the past couple of months we have gone through the new strategy, and have decided that as it currently stands we must object to it.
Did you know that our patron is Prof Stephen Singleton? He has been backing the campaign since our early days: "Cycling could transform Tyneside. If cycling was a tablet or a medical intervention it would be a best buy for the health service" and he continues here. More recent developments in the health landscape will result in decision-making on public health strategy and budget spending being more made more locally.
The new strategy has been delayed, and is not due to be made available until December. We will continue to watch any developments with the new strategy and we will also provide input and comments on it, once it is available.
Gateshead Council's Cycle Forum.