Author Archives: SPACE for Gosforth

Streets for People | High West Jesmond | Comments close 30 November 2017

The Streets for People project is a collaboration between Newcastle City Council and residents in three areas of Newcastle upon Tyne. The project is funded by a grant obtained from the Department for Transport’s Cycle City Ambition Fund. SPACE for Gosforth wholeheartedly supports the aims of the project and looks forward to the project being extended to other communities across the City. Three communities in Newcastle have been taking part in the Streets for People project: Jesmond Read more [...]

Garden Village

In August 2017 some residents from Garden Village contacted SPACE for Gosforth to ask for our help in looking at how to improve their community, in particular from the perspective of ensuring the village flourished as a safe and healthy place for everyone.  We were of course happy to oblige. At the same time as we engaged with the Garden Village Residents group, Newcastle City Council published an open consultation to hear views on Salter’s Bridge. The consultation closed on 6th November 2017. Garden Read more [...]

SPACE and Chaia | Family Bike Ride

On Sunday 3rd September at 10:00am we’ll be taking a slow ride to Exhibition Park, back through the streets of Gosforth and ending up at the rather wonderful Chaia Tea Bar who have promised a special treat for the kids. We are meeting at Gosforth Central Park War Memorial and the ride shouldn't take much more than an hour or so.  It's not a race and there will be no rush!  We'd like to keep everyone together.  We should be all done by midday. All ages and abilities welcome, we’ll Read more [...]

City Feeder Ride | 2 July 2017 at 10:30am

On Sunday 2nd July 2017 Newcastle will be hosting the HSBC City Ride. The ride takes place in Newcastle City Centre and will be traffic free on closed roads and is for everyone. Whether you're 8 or 80, regardless of your ability, all you need is a bicycle or tandem or tricycle.  In fact any wheeled contraption powered by you!  Oh and it's free! SPACE for Gosforth folks are going to meet up at the War Memorial at 10:30am in Gosforth Central Park and then head off to join the Let's Ride Read more [...]

General Election 2017

With the upcoming General Election on Thursday 8 June 2017 SPACE has taken the opportunity to write to all candidates standing in the Newcastle Central and Newcastle North constituencies (Gosforth straddles both constituencies). The following series of questions we believe are essential to how people move around safely in our community.  This is our request: Congratulations on being selected as a candidate for the Newcastle Central constituency. SPACE for Gosforth is a volunteer led constituted Read more [...]

Blue House Working Group – Through Routes in Residential Areas

At our last Blue House Working Group Meeting in December 2016, the representatives from the various groups were asked to discuss and consult with their respective memberships on the potential impact of people taking short cuts (aka "rat running") through residential streets to avoid the junction and stay on the main roads.  SPACE are aware of other residential streets around Gosforth that are known "rat runs" however, as requested, we are considering residential streets that are likely to be impacted Read more [...]

Blue House and Jesmond Dene Road Working Group | Meeting #6

The Blue House and Jesmond Dene Road Working group met on Monday 12th December.  The notes from the meeting have been uploaded to the working group's website. As with all our meetings, there has been 100% attendance from all of the groups invited, which highlights the importance and acceptance of the process that Newcastle City Council has adopted.  Not forgetting that everyone is also volunteering their time and clearly cares about the outcome. At our sixth meeting we covered the following: Read more [...]

Blue House Measures of Success Part 2 | People Movement

In our second article covering the 'Measures of Success' for the Blue House junction and Jesmond Dene Road we examine criteria to enable People Movement, specifically: Quality of provision for walking Quality of provision for cycling Quality of provision for buses We have focused on these three areas as they conform with Newcastle City Council's policy regarding  hierarchy of users discussed in our previous article on 'Compliance with Adopted Policies'.  SPACE will discuss vehicle Read more [...]

Blue House and Jesmond Dene Road Working Group | Meeting #5

The Blue House and Jesmond Dene Road Working group met on Monday 28th November.  The notes from the meeting have been uploaded to the working group's website. This was our fifth meeting so here's a quick recap of what we've covered already (not in any particular order or priority). From an education and understanding perspective, we've learnt about: City Council policies and how they must be used to influence the design The mechanisms for funding transport plans Data covering collisions, Read more [...]

Great North Road – Proposed Toucan Crossing

Newcastle City Council is seeking feedback on a new pedestrian and cycle crossing over the Great North Road by the Three Mile Inn. This post explains why SPACE for Gosforth supports the proposed Toucan crossing. You can add your comments on the Let's Talk Newcastle Website.  Feedback must be provided by 9 November 2016. The existing crossing by the Three Mile Inn is a pedestrian footbridge, accessed by a stepped ramp which can become icy in cold weather. While many people can use this footbridge, Read more [...]