Category Archives: Transport

Hexham Neighbourhood Plan 7:00pm, 22 April, Great Hall, Hexham Abbey.

What is a Neighbourhood Plan? The Hexham Neighbourhood Plan (HNP) will serve the Hexham community by: •providing residents and businesses with a vehicle for collaboration and engagement on the future of the town (its spatial development), •working within the planning … Continue reading

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China’s campaign to re-embrace its biking tradition

To reduce air pollution and traffic jam, China has become a leader in building sharable biking systems. With its fleet of 650,000 public bikes, last year China surpassed Italy as the country with most bike-share programmes. This means the world’s … Continue reading

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Safe cycling

David Boardman writes: If cycling looks and feels normal, more people will cycle (British Cycling research has shown that two thirds of people would cycle more if they felt safer). The more people cycle, the safer they are – the … Continue reading

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Car-centric planning

Citizens of the municipality of Oeiras, the most car-dependent place in Portugal, have voted strongly in favour of the 5.8 km ‘Ciclovia na Marginal’ proposal to convert a second car lane into a coastal bicycle lane. Its not going to … Continue reading

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Safer cycling means healthier people

A survey of 15 countries has revealed that children in Scotland and England are among the least physically active in the world. The first so-called ‘global matrix’ of children’s physical activity assessed nine indicators, such as active play and active … Continue reading

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Love your Bike

Hi Next “Love your Bike” session is on the 10th May from 1.30-5.00pm at the West End Methodist Hall. The session is free.    Booking is essential to ensure everyone has a chance to have a hands on experience. To … Continue reading

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Cycle lanes – learning lessons from the seriously car-centric USA

The Gosforth High Street battle of people versus cars is one to watch as it mirrors the painful decisions many high streets are facing. Will hard learned lessons in the USA cross to the UK I wonder. We don’t have … Continue reading

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New cycling laws

A new clause inserted by backbencher Steve Barclay MP into the Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Bill will give police community support officers (PCSOs) in England and Wales expansive new powers to stop and fine cyclists who do not have … Continue reading

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Hexham Community Car Club

Hexham Community Car Club is now up and running, great launch yesterday. the smart new car is parked down near the Tourist Information Centre (when not booked out!). Go and have a look. Follow us on twitter@hexhamcarclub

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Hexham Car Club launch

  Hexham Community Car Club will be launched on Friday 6 December at 1.30pm in Hexham’s Wentworth car park when the first of two environmentally-friendly cars will arrive in its designated parking bay. Do come along and be part of … Continue reading

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