|Welcome to our newsletter for August.
Taking centre stage this month are the plans proposed by Newcastle City Council for the Northern Access Corridor (Blue House, Jesmond Dene Rd and Haddricks' Mill), which Newcycling have major concerns about and we urge members to respond to the consultation – read more below.
In other news, the campaign's Sally Watson spoke to the city council about the state of cycling in our city, and we welcome the launch of North Tyneside Cycling Campaign.
Keep on pedalling!
The management committee for Newcastle Cycling Campaign
Blue House To Haddrick’s Mill – Our Response
Newcycling were taken aback by the plans proposed for the Northern Access Corridor between Blue House and Haddrick's Mill. These are motorway-scale plans that do not belong in the heart of Newcastle. The project will damage communities and the economy. Please read our general position statement in the article Gross Greenwash on Blue House Roundabout; for our full technical response, click here; and you can see our latest press release here.
Newcycling Addresses Newcastle City Council
Newcycling's Sally Watson gave a five-minute address to Newcastle City Council in July to assess where we are in terms of provision for cycling in the city and propose some steps for the future. To read the speech (and watch a video of it), including the response from Cllr Ged Bell, click here. In response to this, we also have an article about what this means for a Cycle City.
Thumbs Up To North Tyneside Cycling Campaign
Our sister campaign in North Tyneside has been getting organised over the last few months, and to kickstart a campaign focused on the borough has launched a 2016 Petition. To read more about their aims and to sign their petition, see the article here.
Newcastle Cycling Campaign is a not-for-profit community group, run by volunteers, lobbying for a city with space for cycling. Join us today to help us shout out even louder for a cycling-friendly Newcastle & Tyneside.
You can also chat with us on Twitter @newcycling or join the Friends of the Newcastle Cycling Campaign group on Facebook.
Or if you would like to get more involved, have ideas for topics to be debated at the members' meetings or would like to recommend a speaker, please get in touch either through the website or by email.
Please consider donating online to the Campaign through Localgiving. Many thanks!