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So why have Councillors in Corbridge celebrated removing much needed cycle lanes

Sadly, there are influential people in Corbridge who successfully campaigned to have the remaining Advisory Cycle Lane on Newcastle Road east of Corbridge removed and the centre line reinstated to return the road to being vehicle dominant to the detriment … Continue reading

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Massive survey finds that 75% of Brits want protected cycleways built

Most people living in seven British cities surveyed say cycling is a good thing and are far more supportive of bold and ambitious plans for cycling than decision-makers often think. They want dedicated space for people on bicycles even when … Continue reading

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Corbridge Cycle Lanes: latest

Once you saw them – now you don’t. Gone from the south side entirely and double yellow lines should stop thoughtless parking which used to endanger cyclists’ lives and risk  vehicle collisions. Time will tell if NCC has at last … Continue reading

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The value of green spaces

Well maintained green spaces perform important functions which have an economic value, such as absorbing pollution, which provides people with clean air and reduces pressures on public services. These functions are known as ‘ecosystem services’. By understanding what an area … Continue reading

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You are the sunshine of my life

You are the sunshine of my life That’s why I’ll always be around, You are the apple of my eye, Forever you’ll stay in my heart I feel like this is the beginning, Though I’ve loved you for a million … Continue reading

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Walking and cycling is good for business

Study tells real estate developers building for walking and cycling is good for business – see https://cyclingindustry.news/study-tells-real-estate-developers-building-for-walking-and-cycling-is-good-for-business/

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Not everything is black and white in road safety

http://www.mymodernmet.com/profiles/blogs/christo-guelov-funnycross-crosswalks The artist’s goal is to use the visual impact of the crosswalk to improve both driver and pedestrian focus, thus enhancing respect for pedestrian safety. Perhaps, his zany designs will also encourage more people to leave their cars at home … Continue reading

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Protect our public parks

In just a few days over 140,000 people have signed the petition asking for our parks and cherished green spaces to be properly protected by the government. The group of MPs tasked with protecting our parks want to hear what … Continue reading

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And what is more………

West Midlands Police to use cycling officer to target close-passing motorists – for more info see http://road.cc/content/news/204164-west-midlands-police-use-cycling-officer-target-close-passing-motorists. The move comes following analysis of road traffic collisions (RTCs) which has resulted in the force concluding that prosecution is the only way … Continue reading

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At last! A strong message to motorists to pass cyclists safely.

http://www.bikebiz.com/news/read/close-pass-motorists-can-expect-prosecution-not-enforcement-say-cops/020060 Lots of good wording except for use of ‘pavement’ instead of ‘footway’.  

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