Space for Cycling - Newcastle

Newcastle councillors are signing up to Space for Cycling.
In Newcastle upon Tyne there are 212,864 people in employment, of whom 3,308 cycle to work (2.77%)

A total of 136 letters have been sent to 78 councillors.

Of those 11 councillors have signed up to make Space for Cycling and seek the funding to implement it, they are:

  • Cllr David Faulkner (Liberal Democrats) saying "Signage of cycle routes is as much a priority as creating them"
  • Cllr David Hardman (Labour) saying "I have been arguing for space for cycling in Jesmond since I was elected. We need to make cyclists feel safe on roads and so encourage more cyclists, especially young people. We also need to get cyclists off the pavements where they become a problem for pedestrians. Increased cycling will mean decreased car use, less congestion and less pollution."
  • Cllr Stephen Psallidas (Liberal Democrats) saying "We need to get cycling moved from a 'niche pastime' to a 'mass mode of transport' in Newcastle. Safe infrastructure is key!"
  • Cllr Greg Stone (Liberal Democrats) saying "I am broadly supportive but I have some concern that the headline messages of the campaign video need don't always neatly match local situations - some of the proposals are laudable but there needs to be local consensus wherever possible and design solutions should reflect local requirements."
  • Cllr Gareth Kane (Liberal Democrats)
  • Cllr Peter Leggott (Liberal Democrats) saying "I support the space for cycling ideas and I also believe that these must be seen in a context of support for pedestrians and continued investment in public transport to make the city a cleaner, greener and fairer place for all."
  • Cllr Nigel Todd (Labour)
  • Cllr Ged Bell (Labour)
  • Cllr Sharon Pattison (Labour)
  • Cllr George Pattison (Labour)
  • Cllr Marion Talbot (Labour)

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