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Hello Katja,
Welcome to our newsletter for April.


Our big news this month is the NewCycling AGM taking place on Tuesday, 12 April. If you are interested in attending, see below for more on the event, including a link to the full agenda now up on our website, our proposed campaign plan, and an inspiring line up of speakers and panelists.

In other news, we talk about our responses to the consultation for changes on Great North Road between Broadway and Brunton Lane and to Cllr Nick Forbes about the NECA transport manifesto; our views on the historic bikes on Metro trial from Nexus; and a YouReport piece on Newcastle from visiting Dutch Urban Studies student, Koko Herder.
 


Upcoming dates for the diary include:
  • 12 April NewCycling AGM – This year our AGM will take place at Broadacre House in Newcastle, doors open at 6:00pm and the meeting starts at 6:30pm. Check out the website for more info (click here).
Keep on pedalling!

The management committee for Newcastle Cycling Campaign
  


Nexus/Metro Run Trials For Bikes On Metro Trains

NewCycling congratulate Nexus/Metro on the decision to run an operational trial for full-sized cycles on Metro trains. This means for the first time in their 40 year history, cycles will be allowed on carriages... a significant step forward from Nexus/Metro’s previous position. To read the full article, including the letter about the launch of this trial, click here.


Consultation Reply — Broadway/Brunton Lane

In our response to the latest consultation regarding the changes to Great North Road between Broadway and Brunton Lane, we generally support the proposal, but do have some comments about the scheme that we urge the council to consider before the scheme is finalised. Click here to see our response, plus more about this consultation and documents of the plans proposed.


NECA Response — Transport Manifesto

In another of our responses, this time to Cllr Nick Forbes regarding the North East Transport Manifesto, we feel — as it stands — the manifesto does not present an acceptable way forward. It supports the status quo which has now become seriously untenable due to global threats on the environment that seeks local solutions for social and spatial equalities. To read our response in full, along with the consultation document (NECA manifesto), click here.


'Suicide Cycling Newcastle'

As part of research for his Master’s degree in Urban Studies at the University of Amsterdam, Dutch student Koko Herder got the opportunity to live, study and do research on the development of cycle space in Newcastle. Coming from the Netherlands, experiencing the lack of proper cycle infrastructure and the poor state of cycling in the area saw him change his own cycling habits, but he still saw potential for Newcastle to become a great city for cycling. Read the full article here.


Get Involved

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!


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