- Cycle City Ambition Fund Phase 2
- Cycle City Programme Co-ordination Board
- CCAF 2 bid documents
- Original bid documents
Re-Newcastle – making us Fit for Cycling
We want Newcastle to be a great place to live and do business which is why we are investing over £450 million over the next three years in our city’s buildings, roads and rail network to help our city grow.
As part of this we have started on an ambitious programme of transforming Newcastle for cycling.
In November 2014, the Department for Transport announced a £114m extension to the existing Cycle City Ambition grant programme. Newcastle is one of eight cities able to apply for funding. In March 2015 it was announced that Newcastle had been successful in obtaining £10.6m over the 2015/16, 2016/17 and 2017/18 financial years.
Phase 1 of the CCAF set the direction for a transformational long-term cycle strategy for Newcastle by aiming for mass participation, and supporting city centre regeneration, housing growth, public health and access to employment and services.Phase 2 builds on the success and lessons learned from Phase 1 and as per the original bid there is a strong emphasis on working with public health and developing programmes that target older people, ethnic minority communities and other hard to reach groups.
The Phase 2 bid is centred on a clear three stage journey approach which aligns with the door to door strategy by making the entire journey safer and more attractive, particularly over shorter distances. The three elements are:
- By starting at home and improving the immediate surroundings to make the prospect of cycling or walking to local amenities and facilities more attractive. This includes Community Cycling areas that will build on the community engagement experience of DIY Streets and Retail Friendly Areas of CCAF Phase 1.
- Incorporating the route to work by improving the quality of strategic routes to Newcastle City Centre, the region’s most significant employment hub. This will provide direct links from the surrounding areas, particularly areas with high levels of commuters to the major centres of Newcastle and Gateshead.
Enabling the final leg of the journey to work to be undertaken safely by undertaking improvements within the City Centre. This will strengthen links to main attractors including major development sites, the universities and leisure facilities and transport interchanges such as Central Station, the Metro, and the bus stations.
Cycle City Programme Co-ordination Board
The development of Cycling in Newcastle is overseen by the Cycle City Programme Co-ordination Board consisting of senior councillors, officers and stakeholders. Notes from meetings of the board are provided below.
- CCAF Board minutes 16 April 2014 (word, 99kb)
- CCAF Board minutes 14 May 2014 (word,99kb)
- CCAF Board minutes 10 June 2014 (word, 95 kb)
- CCAF Board minutes 9 July 2014 (word, 102 kb)
- CCAF Board notes 19 March 2015 (pdf, 190kb)
- CCAF Board Notes 13 May 2015 (pdf, 209kb)
- CCAF Board Notes 1 July 2015 (pdf, 211 kb)
- CCAF Board Notes 25 September 2015 (pdf, 153 kb)
- CCAF Board Notes 8 December 2015 (pdf, 150 kb)
- CCAF Board Notes 12 January 2016 (pdf, 208 kb)
- Cycling in the City Pilot Evaluation Report (as discussed at 12 January 2016 Board) (pdf, 2.91 mb)
- CCAF Board Notes 1 March 2016 (pdf, 187.5 kb)
CCAF 2 bid documents
- Bid application form (pdf 7.18mb)
- Bid Appendices as one file excluding Appendices 5 and 6 (pdf, 30.4mb)
- Appendix 1 - CCAF 2 Overall map (pdf 2.06 mb)
- Appendix 2 - T&W Cycle demographics (pdf 2.9mb)
- Appendix 3 - CCAF 2 schemes map (pdf 11.8mb)
- Appendix 4 - Package description (word doc 7.1mb)
- Appendix 5 - CCAF 2 Scheme audits (excel 155kb)
- Appendix 6 - Scheme impacts pro forma (excel 55kb)
- Appendix 7 - Letters of support (pdf 2.1mb)
- Appendix 8 - Pipeline proposals (pdf 16.7mb)
- Appendix 9 - Scheme impacts technical note (word doc 155kb)
- Appendix 10 - Audits technical note (word doc 24kb)
- Appendix 11 - SRO and Sec 151 sign off (pdf 396kb)
The original Cycle City Ambition funding was a £5.7m award from the Department of Transport’s Cycle City Ambition Fund (CCAF), to support our ‘Newcastle Fit for Cycling’ programme and change the way we travel in this city. The programme is part of a ten-year plan to improve cycle routes and facilities across the city and make it a better place for walking and cycling.
- Newcastle Fit for Cycling bid document (pdf 8.3mb)
- Appendix 11 Detailed project plan (pdf 528.3kb)
- Delivering cycling improvements in Newcastle: a ten year strategy 2011-22 (pdf 4.06mb)