Bike Plan Revisions for Newcastle and the Lake ~
Both Councils locally, Newcastle and Lake Macquarie are currently undertaking reviews of their bike plans. NCC has used a cycling strategy committee which includes NCM representatives and the draft can be found at Newcastle Draft Bicycle Plan 2009. NCM has provided feedback on this plan. Our main concern is that cycling will only be advanced form its current level if an increase in rates is approved. We believe that regardless of rates increases, cycling should be afforded a greater share of the overall budget than has been the case to date.
LMCC recently released a new draft plan which is soon to go on Public Exhibition. The draft was recently presented to Council and can be found at Draft Lake Macquarie Bike Plan 2011 The plan has been coordinated by GHD consultants. NCM has a rep on the external committee formed to assist with this plan.
A number of members have worked on a Google Map (click here to move down the page it) that shows some of the points already recognised as being in need of attention. NCM would like to elicit as much constructive thought on what should be included/excluded from the information shown on the map so that we can have a very comprehensive proposal to take to both councils. You should email to NCM's email address the details of the issues that you would like considered so that they can be included in the next version of the proposal.
To identify the proposed action, double click on the icon that you are interested in, and the name and action proposed will be displayed.
If you have not had experience working with Google Maps, the attached file may help.
Proposal for Copenhagen Bike Lanes in Newcastle
After some detailed input by a number of members, NCM has prepared a proposal for the installation of Copenhagen style bike lanes into Newcastle along either Hunter Street or King Street. During May, 2010, this was presented to NCC for their consideration and discussion on the proposal .
You can view NCM's proposal by clicking on the link here. To add your comments to the discussion, just send an email through to the NCM website.
Issues that NCM has identified