Tag Archives: Adamstown

Four years of blogging about bikes in Newcastle

It’s been four years since I started this blog and I’m evaluating whether things have changed much in Newcastle to make it more bike friendly. There are now green bike lanes in some streets and I recall the first time … Continue reading

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New bike lanes on Teralba Road Adamstown

  There are already some newish bike lanes on Teralba Road in Adamstown, as seen in the picture above. They work to separate the cars from cyclists effectively enough for the amount and speed of the traffic there. It seems … Continue reading

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European style cycling in Newcastle?

I love seeing images of European streets with streams of bicycles flowing along the street, dominating the cityscape, their riders almost ethereal in their calmness. I dream about the day when we might see such sights in Newcastle without it … Continue reading

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Riding the new shared paths in Adamstown

The footpath along Glebe Road/St James Road in Adamstown has been widened on the northern side to provide a shared path for cyclists and pedestrians. As I often used to ride on the former footpath, I was very interested to … Continue reading

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Helmets and mandatory helmet laws

Now we are right into summer, I have stopped wearing my helmet on ┬áreally hot days. It makes riding very uncomfortable when I can’t take advantage of the cooling breeze around my head. I am not the only one. Even … Continue reading

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Women and cycling: some thoughts

There is some thought that most women will not cycle until they perceive that it is safe to do so, and that, therefore, the barometer of safe cycling infrastructure is a majority of female cyclists. See this report for a … Continue reading

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Is creating better links in the cycling infrastructure the answer?

When I ride along Glebe Road in Adamstown, I ┬ámostly ride on the footpath. The road consists of 4 lanes of fast traffic while the footpath is usually empty so it makes sense to me to ride there. So it … Continue reading

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Bikes (and other things) around Newcastle lately

Yesterday I was surprised to see not one but two adults commuting by scooter, could this be a new trend around here? I was also shocked to see this in a shop window in Islington:So very like my Speedwell, only … Continue reading

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What makes a cafe popular with bike riders?

Locking areas or bike racks are not necessary for bike riders to frequent particular cafes. So long as there is an outdoor seating area where you can be close to your bike, most bike riders are happy just to leave … Continue reading

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Bikes, health and safety, plus some street cyclists

I was at the hospital recently and happened to mention in a conversation with a nurse there that I was not wearing a helmet during summer due to the heat. I am not convinced of the efficacy of helmets, especially … Continue reading

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