Newcycling AGM 25 March 2014 - Campaign Plan

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Newcycling AGM 25 March 2014 - Campaign Plan

  1. 1. Campaign Plan 2014 March – AGM “Shifting up a gear” – building a community April  get on Cyclescape to map hotspots Committee: obtain position statements from councillors and candidates Committee: analysis of members survey, over a hundred replies to date May  bike rally organised with other groups  be a delegate at the national campaigners meeting in Leeds  letter writing for local election, based on position statements and hotpots recorded on Cyclescape and members survey June to Sep  cycle infrastructure safaris of the 7 SCRs and city centre Oct to Jan  tell your bike story March 2015 – AGM assesses plan progress and set new priorities Come along to a regular meeting or safari and meet the Committee (new format is under discussion) Use Cyclescape Engage with your politicians We publish your stories online Other events, Skyride, Green Festival
  2. 2. Journey so far…. Consistently strived to engage politicians and press for change while developing a better understanding of the local and national contexts 2010 – creation of the Newcastle Cycling Campaign (petition) 2011 – putting cycling on the political agenda: Manifesto, Cycling Strategy 2012 – making a case for a better and safer built environment: SCR 2013 – developing and communicating our message 2014 – Where next? Mobilising members and getting everyone involved “Shifting up a gear”
  3. 3. How to get involved Use Cyclescape.org to enter your hotpots  register  log an issue  contribute to discussions
  4. 4. How to get involved Be our delegate for the national cycle campaigners conference / workshop  Saturday 3 May  Leeds  organised by Space4Cycling
  5. 5. How to get involved Attend a bike rally  possible date Saturday 17 March  in run-up to elections  coincides with London’s ride  show strength of feeling  organised by other groups  supported by us
  6. 6. How to get involved Write to your councillors for May elections  using Cyclescape hotpots  letter template  candidates’ commitment
  7. 7. How to get involved Tell us your story and we publish it on the website  building a community  sharing experiences  finding solutions  refining our message
  8. 8. How to get involved Attend a cycle infrastructure safari  this summer  meet Committee members  discuss road designs
  9. 9. How to get involved Attend other events  Green Festival  Skyride

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