Tag Archives: cycleways

More research into the benefits of cycling?

There has been much research into the benefits of cycling to underpin cycling strategies adopted by government at various levels. It is carried out by government, advocacy groups and health professionals as well as others. This research variously shows that … Continue reading

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Spring riding

I thought I was going to escape the jerks this spring, as the vast majority of drivers are wonderfully polite, but unfortunately they are around, as I found out this last week. I had an encounter with a large 4WD … Continue reading

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Riding the new bike path on the Pacific Highway, Merewether Heights

This new bike path has been open for some months now, it has attracted a great deal of attention, and rightly so. It is state of the art for a bike path along an urban highway on a stretch of … 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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Profile of Newcastle cyclist, John Harrington

John Harrington has kindly agreed to  his cycling profile being published on this blog … What work do you do? I am a registered nurse working as a Specialist in Rehabillitation. Previously I was a hospital manager in London and … 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  mostly 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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Bicycles in Melbourne

I always find it interesting to see how different cities cater to cyclists, both from the viewpoint of how it might provide ideas for Newcastle, and just to observe what it is like to cycle in a different city. The … 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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Bikes in the media this week

With the Ferneigh Track making the front page of our local paper earlier this week, some debate has been sparked about its merits and its over achievement as a riding destination.  This article outlined the problems between pedestrians and riders on the … Continue reading

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