Thank you Lord Mayor

I stood here in the same spot almost three years ago in 2010 - I hope some of you might remember that occasion.

I was recently reminded of just how much cycling is an important local issue when I read in the Chronicle the good news that Gateshead Council is investing £1.5m to make it easier for people to visit their new Trinity Square by bike. This route is crucial as it represents the connection between Gateshead and Newcastle.

29 May 2013

A letter to Newcastle's Health and Wellbeing Board in response to their consultation:

We welcome that remodelling of physical environment is seen as a necessary measure, notably in the obesity-related supporting document - for the sake of a healthy and active community are key to the success of designing pro-people environments in which residents can live, work, shop, learn for life, travel safely and meet and connect with others socially.

As Chris Boardman says

29 May 2013

A whopping fifty people attended the meeting on Acorn Road at the Cricket Club in Jesmond on the 23rd May. The meeting, organised by or partners Transition Jesmond as part of the Jesmond Community Festival, wanted to promote public discussion about the proposals which have been developed by the Acorn Road improvement group over the last year or so.

27 May 2013

National bike bash in Newcastle

Submitted by Katsdekker

This weekend Newcastle Cycling Campaign will host the annual meeting of the Cycling Embassy of Great Britain. Cycling the city on the proposed Strategic Cycle Routes as well as chatting campaigning strategy will all be included in the packed two-day agenda [link below]. City cycling gets serious - making cycling as easy as riding a bicycle.

17 May 2013

Chronicle (17 May 2013)

Councils hit back at cycling critics
(No link - so article has been replicated below)

COUNCIL chiefs have it back at claims that they are not doing enough to support two-wheeled travel on Tyneside.

Chairman [sic.] of the Newcastle Cycling Campaign, Katja Leyendeker, claimed that while the city is "making the right noises" about encouraing more pople to convert to pedal power, so far there had been lttle to show for it.


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