Bike rides, bike library, fixing, skills learning. Pushbikes are awesome transport! If you disagree then you are doing it wrong and/or you haven’t busted the myths yet (cyclingfallacies.com/en/) . Lobby for More secure bike parking and CycleSafeNetwork.
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Newy Council’s vision is to have most trips (less than 5km) to be walked or pushbiked (covered cargo electric assist bikes are useful and all other excuses of not cycling are solvable) and not by car by 2030. Higher main road speeds, more public transport and building a CycleSafe Network will reduce congestion Win Win Win for all! Pushbikes help solve most of our community problems: Discover the bigger picture, life transforming journey, including more reasons this is related at https://nubug.wordpress.com/take-action/
We help make pushbiking for transport a realistic choice for all now (ask us anything!); solutions for happier ethical lifestyles (faster travel times, less stress etc.)
Facebook Group page: NUBUG- Newcastle University Bike Users Group
Newcastle University Bicycle Users’ Group (nubug.orgATgmail.com $1 membership per year) is a cycling advocacy group, which seeks to promote cycling for fun, sport and transport. It’s complete constitution is on its facebook page. We are a BUG: bicyclensw.org.au/content/bugs . We have hundreds of events every year (check out the events page). Anyone in the club can help with events (even if you have an idea for a new event!)
We aim to encourage the University of Newcastle, and all authorities in charge of transport to provide more infrastructure to support cycling, and make it safer and more convenient to commute and stay healthy. Also See The Uni active travel pages: newcastle.edu.au/activetravel
Newcastlepushbikelibrary : Newcastlepushbikelibrary.wordpress.com
Proposal for ethical transport network: CycleSafeNetwork.org.au
Comprehensive Uni cycling pages including maps: newcastle.edu.au/activetravel
Local Peak cycling advocacy group: NewcastleCycleways.org.au
Facebook pages : The Bike Library at UoN Newcastle Bicycle Community and Workshop
Critical Mass (bike ride to celebrate cycling), BicycleNSW.org.au, Newcastle Bike Ecology Centre (radical advocacy group), World Naykd Bike Ride (Misunderstood World Protest Bike Ride)
Safe spaces agreement at our bike hub:
We want to actively create this space as one that is inviting, engaging and supportive, where all people feel comfortable behaving genuinely. So abide by UN Human rights, no discrimination, no means no, no physical contact or communication without mutual consent. Failure to abide will result in a week/month banning and/or other discipline.
Longer more complicated version:
1 Ethical treatment of all humans zone. No physical contact or within half a metre of anyone without consent
2 No stereotyping here (including peoples views, gender/s)
3 Full Inclusion, No discrimination space. FemininMasculineHumanism is all inclusive.
4 Humansplaining, comments, constructive criticisms, helping and discussions allowed with mutual consent
5 If annoyed with someones behaviour then empathise and get to 1st principles of their moral values of motivation to understand the other point of view
Happy Travellers campaign For a more Awesome Newcastle (World’s best practice solutions )
A highly visible campaign, to engage everyone is needed to grow support.
2018 Elected Executive:
President: Jarrett Wood
Vice President: Andre Cook
Secretary: Li Kheng Chai
Treasurer : Vee Ki
Bike Love Corral Co-ordinator: Daniel Endicott