Tag Archives: Cycling

Newcastle falling short on cycle network

Newcastle falling short on cycle network Newcastle could become one of the top cycle-friendly-cities in the world and the benefits of increasing cycling in our community are impressive. This Council has spent only 28% of its current annual budget of … Continue reading

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Removal of Pedestrian Mall in Hunter Street No Solution to Choked City

Greens Councillor John Mackenzie says a move to turn the Hunter Street pedestrian mall into a road with a higher speed limit is the consequence of planning decisions “choking the city”. Newcastle City Council approved an “East End streetscape” plan on … Continue reading

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Newcastle Greens Promote Cycleways as the Smart Money for a Smart City

The Newcastle Greens are getting behind a bold proposal for a 160km network of safe, accessible and interconnected walking and cycling paths linking key locations across Newcastle and Lake Macquarie. The proposal, dubbed the “Active Travel Transport Infrastructure Project 2016”, … Continue reading

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The Hunter should not miss out on tourism potential

Greens Cr Michael Osborne has today called on the Minister for Transport, Gladys Berejiklian, to fund an engineering design study for the Richmond Vale Rail Trail, after the Minister announced funding for an engineering study into the Northern Rivers Rail Trail on … Continue reading

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COUNCILLOR:       M OSBORNE, T DOYLE MOTION Noting that (i)                 The role of a councillor is to represent the interests of the residents and ratepayers and to provide leadership and guidance to the community (Local Government Act 1993, Section 232), (ii)               … Continue reading

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Connected Cities Policy

Newcastle Greens Policy on Connected City (long version). Adopted August 2012 Newcastle Greens recognise that transport is a key component of a sustainable, fair and liveable city. Responsibility for transport infrastructure and services is shared among different spheres of government, … Continue reading

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Greens launch Bike Blackspot app for the iPhone via YouTube

“The Newcastle Greens continue their campaign for safe, connected cycleways in Newcastle with the launch of this mobile phone app,” said Greens Councillor Michael Osborne. “The Bike BlackSpot app is a free app for iPhones which has been developed by … Continue reading

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