The Love Cycling Go Dutch conference, chaired by Christan Wolmar, took place on 5th November 2013, 09:00 – 17:00 at Newcastle's Civic Centre Banqueting Hall. We will post the presentation slides and videos here as they become available. The conference and workshop programme can still be accessed here.
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.
Localgiving is doing is again! From 10:00am on 14 October 2014, all online donations up to £10 made to Newcastle Cycling Campaign will be doubled: https://localgiving.com/charity/newcycling and it will continue until the 31st January 2015 or when the pot runs out - whichever is first.
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Jeannie: I have got a question. So I want to ride my bike but it’s kind of difficult. There is a lot of roundabouts. I cannot really go on to the pavement as I get shouted at. So I can’t really do anything; and I am kind of stuck. Where can I ride my bike to school?
Cllr Nick Forbes, leader of Newcastle City Council replies:
Here we are - half way through our campaign year, which prompted me to have a look at our Campaign Plan agreed at AGM. I got to say: I am impressed with the focus we have managed to keep so far.
The event kicked off with a speech from Katja
And with your help, we did it again! Events like our Civic Cycle Ride are a massive undertaking to put on the road. A huge thank you to Peter and Claire and the sea of volunteers, Northumbria Police and Newcastle City Council staff to make it happen again - following the Big Toon Ride in May - so expertly and safely.