Carlton Reid from Bike Biz, John Thompson from Road Peace and Katja Leyendecker from Newcycling were all contributors at this Space for Cycling and Road Justice training day.
The design of public space influences our behaviour - this was a key message from the Space for Cycling and Road Justice Campaigns training day in Newcastle on Sunday 14 September. The day attracted around 25 delegates from Carlisle, Durham, Tyneside, Gateshead, as well as Newcastle.
We were particularly grateful to John Thompson from RoadPeace North East who shared his own very moving personal experience of the failings of the legal system when dealing with road traffic victims.
All presentations on Space for Cycling, Local Authorities and Road Justice are now available for download.
Many thanks to everyone who attended CTC's Campaigns Training on the Road Justice and Space for Cycling campaigns on Saturday 13 September in Sheffield.
The day attracted around 40 participants from Sheffield, Rotherham, Derbyshire and Kirklees. Local Green Party councillor Sarah Jane Smalley popped in to the ‘Understanding Your Local Authority’ session to give an insider’s perspective.
Following her introduction to cycling some five years ago, CTC member Caroline Waugh has beome a champion for inclusive cycling in South Yorkshire and beyond. She was recently nominated for a Service to Disability Sport award.
Angela’s mental health problems had left her feeling depressed and she shunned social situations. However, volunteering at Wyre Wheels has given Angela her life back; her confidence is up and she enjoys socialising again.
It was Angela’s family that suggested she should do something to get her out of the house and raise her spirits; Angela had not left the house for a year! She was severely depressed, shied away from social situations and was unwilling to get involved in things.