One in five people have some kind of disability. People with a disability are much more likely to be physically inactive and to rely on driving for day to day travel. Being able to cycle is a good way to improve health and well-being and to combat social isolation.
Many disabled people do cycle and find it easier than walking. They often use specially adapted cycles which tend to be wider, longer and heavier than the usual two wheeled bicycles.
Poor infrastructure is one of the biggest barriers Read more [...]
The Chronicle has described it as one of the most hated junctions in Tyneside and also one of Britain's most dangerous roundabouts. So why is the Council is proposing more traffic and faster speeds, and claiming against all logic that this will somehow improve safety? Read more [...]
At the Your-Streets Your-Views survey feedback meeting we asked residents for ideas on how to build a better Gosforth. In particular: Opportunities for more trees and greenery.
Routes to school and how to make them safer; Suggestions to reduce traffic on busy residential streets; and Locations or changes crossings on main roads. Read more [...]
It came as news to me that some people with disabilities find cycling easier than walking. They say it takes less effort and puts less strain on painful joints. Jenny Gristock wrote in the British Medical Journal describing her experience and there are many others like her. Read more [...]
Newcastle City Council is after feedback about your experience of walking and cycling around Newcastle and how that experience could be improved. This is being done in support of the national Cycling and Walking Investment Strategy, which outlines the Government’s ambition "to make cycling and walking a natural choice for shorter journeys, or as part of longer journeys by 2040". Read more [...]
If you live in the former East or West Gosforth council wards or in Parklands ward, you should have had a survey leaflet through your door. Please tell your friends, family and neighbours about the survey and ask them to do it too. The more people who take part, the better the picture we will have of Gosforth as a whole. The closing date for the survey is Sunday 25 November. Read more [...]
The Government’s Cycling and Walking Investment Strategy, published in April 2017, set out an aim of making cycling and walking the natural choices for shorter journeys or as part of a longer journey. In support of that, the government is conducting a cycling and walking safety review. SPACE for Gosforth submitted the following evidence. Read more [...]
SPACE for Gosforth and Chaia Tea Bar have got together again to re-create the family bike ride we did last year. Chaia have had lots of people saying they thoroughly enjoyed it and asking for us to do it again. What could be better than a relaxed ride followed by cake!
We’ll be taking a slow ride to Exhibition Park, stopping off at the trains, back through the streets of Gosforth and ending up at the rather wonderful Chaia Tea Bar who have promised a special treat for the kids.
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There are lots of cycling activities in and around Gosforth over the summer including family cycle rides, children's cycle coaching, Dr Bike sessions, challenge rides and even a Shakespeare play by a cycling theatre company. If you know of any other related events please do let us know so we can add them into the programme, and keep checking back as we'll be updating the list with more activities as they are confirmed. Read more [...]