Newcastle Fit for Cycling The Cycle City Ambition Fund programme
Newcastle fit for Cycling • A £9M programme • £5.7M from Cycle City Ambition Fund • £2.4M from Newcastle City Council • £20k from the private sector • £775k from public health • £180k from Sustrans • Plus an additional £700k from Capital funding and £900K from LTP over three years
Six workstreams • Strategic cycle routes and transformation of the urban core • DIY Streets • Retail shared space schemes • Active Travel Centre • Community outreach projects in Change4Life East and West areas • Monitoring and review
Urban core • Cycle lanes at Central Gateway • A two-way cycle path on John Dobson Street • Pocket parks on Pilgrim Street in advance of the East Pilgrim Street developments • A cycle path coming down Great North Road straight into the city centre • Contra-flow cycling on some one-way streets • A replacement for the Camden Street bridge
DIY Streets areas • Supported by Sustrans funding from the Big Lottery for DIY Streets around schools • North and South Jesmond • North and South Heaton • Ouseburn • Fenham
Retail shared space • - Shields Road • Heaton • Adelaide Centre • Stanhope Street • Acorn Road
Active Travel Centre • A partnership between Sustrans, The Cycle Hub, Recyke y’Bike and Newcastle City Council • A “One stop shop” for the promotion of cycling and active travel for the CCAF and beyond. • Emphasis on complementing and not undermining existing services in Newcastle • Analyzing the precise demands for particular services in the City • A sustainable, long term fixture of the city (10 years plus) that brings together local organisations
Community outreach • Working through established Change4Life networks on the theme of ‘A Little Further’ • Getting sedentary people walking • getting walkers cycling • Working with already established local organisations and schemes
Monitoring and review • Sustrans is developing a Bike Account programme with 7 LAs including Newcastle support which will lead to sustainable change in how cities monitor, evaluate and report cycling. • Parameters and targets will be agreed with the 7 LAs with a view to rolling this out nationally. • It will cover all cycling activities, not just CCAF.
The Bike Account The Copenhagen Bicycle Account includes information relating to the following topics: • What Copenhagen’s cyclists thought was done well and what could be improved. • How Copenhagen is doing compared to its key targets. • Key cycling figures (cycled km, cycled km between serious casualties, cycling speed, cycle tracks, cycle lanes, maintenance, cycle parking spaces on roads and pavements). • Integration of cycling and public transport. • The relationship between cyclists’ sense of safety, their actual safety and their behaviour. • The impact of initiatives over the last two years. • The benefits of cycling
Beyond CCAF • CCAF is the start of a ten year programme. • More funding will be coming. • The future might be on two wheels….