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Welcome to the newsletter for January.

Happy New Year and welcome to our first newsletter for 2015.

After another active and memorable year for the campaign, we take a look back at what we packed into 2014, as well as starting to look forward to what we're hoping to achieve in 2015. Among all that, there is news about plans currently on the go in Jesmond.

All the best to everyone for the coming year and thank you for all your support!!

Upcoming dates for the diary include:
  • 27 January Members' Meeting – Come and join us at The Trent for a drink and chat from 19:00.
  • 3 February Cycling Infrastructure Event talking about urban design for streets and cities at The Cycle Hub from 6:00 to 9:00pm.
Keep on pedalling!

The management committee for Newcastle Cycling Campaign

Reflection On 2014

If one thing was continuous in 2014, it wasn’t Newcastle’s comfortable cycleways, but rather their absence. Cycleway construction is still lacking progress and, more worryingly for cycling safety, attention to detail. What must we do to finally see some ingenuity and enlightenment? Where is our pioneering spirit that Newcastle is so famous for? To read the thoughts of our chair, Katja, on the current situation and where we should be heading, click here.

Newcycling's Policy – Protected Space

Newcastle Cycling Committee has now adopted the London Campaign’s motion regarding protected space for cycling, with the development of 'safe and inviting’ environment for cycling paramount in future plans for cities. Read more here about this policy and how the required results can be planned for.

Jesmond Update

2014 saw some interesting proposals for cycle infrastructure in Jesmond. It’s not always easy interpreting council plans and process, but we have a report (click here) on all the plans currently on the go, as well as an archive of all our Jesmond-related articles.

Get Involved

Newcastle Cycling Campaign is a not-for-profit community group lobbying for better provision for cycling and cyclists by bringing together the diversity of cycling, its organisations and businesses, groups and individuals. Join us today to help us shout out even louder for a bike-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.

You can donate online to the Campaign through Localgiving.

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