Cycling – a transport solution for Newcastle

Cycling offers many benefits. It’s fun, creates a better environment, reduces congestion, saves money and improves health.

  • 40% of trips in Newcastle are less than 2km.
  • 80% are less than 10km.

Our geography and climate are good for cycling.

Commuter cycling has boomed in major cities around the world. Can it become a viable transport option for our city?

Our next Newcastle Institute public forum will present perspectives on the future of cycling in Newcastle:

  • State and local government representatives will outlines the role cycling will play in transport planning and urban renewal and
  • Representatives from the cycling community will present a bold new plan for a network of safe cycle paths that could move cycling from a pastime for enthusiasts to a mass transport solution.

Speakers include:

Kevin Webster, Network & Safety Manager, Hunter Roads & Maritime Services

• State and local cycling initiatives.

Tim Askew, City Centre Program Manager, City of Newcastle

• Cycling Strategy and city centre renewal.

Bernard Hockings, Newcastle Cycleways

• the CycleSafe regional network – a $50m transport infrastructure proposal.

All interested people are welcome. There will be some time for questions and discussion.

WHAT: Newcastle Institute June Forum
WHERE:  We’ll be back at Souths Leagues Club, in Llewellyn Street, Merewether for this event.
WHEN: Wednesday, 11th June, 2014
We’re very grateful for the $5 donation at the door.



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