Cycle advocates say it's exactly because of council cuts that business-as-usual is no longer an option and that alternatives transport systems must be explored for a fairer, affordable future, better sooner than later.
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!
BBC Look North (27 September 2014)
Cllr Nick Forbes remarks "Well, Newcastle is the kind of place that people haven't really associated with cycling in the past. It's not really got the history or heritage of it. But we are determined to put in place Strategic Cycle Routes which will be a really strong legacy of the future. And the more people we can encourage to switch to cycling as much as for health reasons as economic reasons that reduces air pollution, that increases road safety and it's good for everybody."
Joint organisers Northumbria University, Newcastle City Council and Newcycling are welcoming leading cycling researchers from around the globe to Newcastle for the Cycling & Society Symposium, 14-16 September.
BBC Look North (2 August 2014)
BBC reporter Martin Forster "But some cycling campaigners say there's little point getting us to fall in love with cycling if, come Monday, our roads are once again dangerous for cyclists."
Journal (26 June 2014)
Campaigners claim Newcastle city centre cycle plans are off track
The Big Toon Ride was a super success. Thanks to everyone who turned up, and rode with us. Shannon had put the word out on BBC Radio Newcastle on Saturday morning, Katja spoke on BBC Look North, and then Sally talked about the national Space for Cycling campaign on Monday on BBC Radio Newcastle again "What we want is Space for Cycling, which is a nation-wide campaign.
Journal (19 May 2014)
Cyclists in campaign for better cycling routes hits the streets of Newcastle
Road.cc (18 May 2014)
5,000 ride in London to demand Space for Cycling - 100s more turn out in Bristol, Newcastle and elsewhere
Chronicle (18 May 2014)
Newcastle cycling campaigners get on their bikes to highlight need for better routes