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Campaign priorities AGM 2016 (v4)

  1. 1. newcycling Newcastle’s cycling campaign Putting cycling on the map AGM 2016 12 April - Broadacre House
  2. 2. Our vision “Every modern liveable city has embraced cycling – an inexpensive quick means of active transport, which is inclusive, green and healthy. And our aspiration for Newcastle is just that. We are looking to learn from cycle cities like Copenhagen and Amsterdam. We know from speaking to local people, that many don’t cycle because of the aggressive traffic and road environments. Yet, many like the idea of getting around by bike. Together we are asking for better cycling conditions and more dedicated space for cycling.”
  3. 3. Our campaign priorities Network and Quality 1. In 2016/17 we will concentrate on getting a cycle network plan adopted at council WHY? Without such a master plan, the development of cycling infrastructure will remain ad-hoc and an after-thought 2. We will campaign for the adoption of Sustainable Safety principles (Dutch system of road safety) WHY? It is vitally important that what gets built is of good enough quality for new people, otherwise transport transition (mode shift) won’t happen
  4. 4. Our campaign priorities (cont) A network promise from Newcastle council One Core Strategy – council’s Local Plan: URBAN CORE MOVEMENTS [By reducing motor through traffic the urban core] will provide opportunities to improve the environment particularly for pedestrians and cyclists (6.9) PROMISE OF IMPROVED INFRASTRUCTURE It is expected that there will be a considerable increase in cycling over the next few years and many routes will be in place. The Councils will improve conditions for cyclists through alterations to general traffic movement. Vehicle speeds will be reduced and the volume of traffic minimised within the area bounded by the Urban Core Distributor Route. STRATEGIC CYCLE ROUTES The Newcastle Cycling Strategy includes a Strategic Cycle Network. This includes Strategic Cycle Routes to connect the surrounding areas to the Urban Core. They will be direct links to the Urban Core providing greater cycling priority. Although the majority of the Strategic Cycle Routes are outside the Urban Core all of the routes lead there and many more will be completed over the next ten years. Both routes to the Strategic Cycle Network and the Strategic Cycle Network itself will be developed. (14.57)
  5. 5. Our campaign priorities (cont) A network promise from Newcastle council (live shortly after AGM) 7+1
  6. 6. Our campaign priorities (cont) The network - as we see it (live shortly after AGM) 7+1 9+2
  7. 7. Our campaign priorities (cont) Quality We will continue to campaign for inclusive road safety And sustainable design principles and standards Principles of Sustainable Safety - our policy 1. Functionality: road classification 2. Homogeneity: danger and risk 3. Predictability: consistent design 4. Forgiveness: human factors
  8. 8. What you can do To grow the campaign, we always welcome more people joining in 1. Ask a friend to join us (it’s free and easy) 2. Donate (usually best in autumn… Grow your Tenner) 3. Contact your local Councillors with your cycling problems We are planning a few contact-your-cllr activities this year, watch out for these! 4. Join online discussions Facebook and Cyclescape 5. Discuss the Strategic Cycle Routes (using Cyclescape) 6. Attend meetings and talks – check dates in events section 7. Spread the word a and grab our poster and leaflet, print out and display at your workplace or local cafe
  9. 9. What Councillors can do First things first, you do not need to cycle in order to support building cycleways. You only have to support the vision of a better, cleaner, fairer, greener and healthier Newcastle! • Please join us to receive the newsletter to learn about what we are asking of the council • Go to our website where you can check out various transport- related data collections for Newcastle • Get in touch on your transport-related ward matters
  10. 10. Thank you! Contact us on Our vision Campaign priorities 2016-17 Our policies What you can do What Councillors can do