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.
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.