Newcastle cycling network proposal

Newcastle cycling network proposal

Postby Scarfy96 » Thu Jun 12, 2014 9:47 am

http://www.theherald.com.au/story/23433 ... ll/?cs=310

Only actually looking for $35 million as council has $15 million set aside for it.

Supported at all levels of council and government and look like they are going for funding by the end of the year for it.

Apparently there will be a big launch in Newcastle of the push for funding in July sometime.
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Re: Newcastle cycling network proposal

Postby bychosis » Thu Jun 12, 2014 9:51 am

I'll chip in $10, how much of they need now?
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Re: Newcastle cycling network proposal

Postby gorilla monsoon » Thu Jun 12, 2014 12:40 pm

$20 from me. Loved the comments following the story, by the way.
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Re: Newcastle cycling network proposal

Postby Scarfy96 » Mon Sep 01, 2014 8:40 am

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Re: Newcastle cycling network proposal

Postby bychosis » Mon Sep 01, 2014 9:53 am

And the comments are good again too.
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Re: Newcastle cycling network proposal

Postby gorilla monsoon » Mon Sep 01, 2014 12:44 pm

Wouldn't you think the "anti" mob could come up with some better arguments than "rego, lycra and riding wide on the road" by now? I mean, they've had decades and yet the same old hackneyed sentiments are trotted-out every time.
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Re: Newcastle cycling network proposal

Postby nafe » Mon Sep 01, 2014 6:57 pm

This is awesome news if it does go ahead. It will make cycling around Newcastle safe and easy. Looking forward to it.
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Re: Newcastle cycling network proposal

Postby Scarfy96 » Tue Sep 02, 2014 2:21 pm

I had a giggle at the comments as well, research shows something like 70% support for it and all local members are scrambling to be associated with it which is good. The promising thing about it is that the big sell point is the economic sense of it, that is something that government may listen to so fingers crossed.

You can download the full proposal here.

http://www.cyclesafenetwork.org.au/
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Re: Newcastle cycling network proposal

Postby gorilla monsoon » Tue Sep 02, 2014 4:22 pm

It would be nice if they could do it in the five years they say it would take to roll it out but somehow I just can't help but think that is a little optimistic. We can only hope.
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