Category Archives: Residents Views

Follow-up: Public Meeting: Blue House junction – issues and solutions

A sincere thank you to everyone for taking the time (on a particularly beautiful evening!) to hear our views on the proposals for Blue House to Haddrick's Mill.  It was certainly a very full Trinity.  A special thank you to the Trinity members who helped us with the technology and seating. You can download the slide decks: Context (ppt pdf) Alternatives (ppt pdf) Action: What you can do (ppt pdf) It is important to challenge the proposed plan by Sunday 21st August 2016 to ensure Read more [...]

Newcastle City Futures – what’s the future for Gosforth?

Another packed SPACE for Gosforth event took place on Wednesday 27 January. This time people came to hear Professor Mark Tewdwr-Jones talk about the City Futures project, and how Newcastle might look in 2065. One of the project aims is to encourage people to ask what's the future for city, what kind of place do we want for ourselves and our children? Part of the research involved engagement and collaboration with over 2500 Newcastle residents and over 50 different public, private, community Read more [...]

Station Road: SPACE meets Cllr Gallagher to discuss members’ concerns about parking plans

On Monday evening, three SPACE for Gosforth members met Councillor Henry Gallagher (who represents East Gosforth Ward) at Station Road. The meeting was organised at very short notice due to safety concerns raised by SPACE members relating to proposals for Station Road.  A member of the infrastructure team from local cycling campaign group Newcycling was also able to attend to discuss issues relating to cycling. SPACE members have concerns about these proposals however because Station Road, Read more [...]

Broadway to Brunton Lane | Consultation Review

Judging by the 78 responses to the ‘Broadway to Brunton Lane’ consultation most people agree with the aims of the scheme, not least the prospect of a cycle lane safe for children to use, though there are a few details to work through. This is a summary of what people said. As we said in our previous article here the current road layout is poor for those walking and cycling. Comments reflected this. “I don't think most people realise just what an awful road this is now if you are Read more [...]

SPACE for Gosforth: A look back at 2015

For most of 2015 SPACE for Gosforth was a collection of ideas. Ideas about the sort of place we want to live, about how streets can be designed for people and made safer for everyone, about Gosforth as a destination rather than a "transport corridor" and about how we as a community of residents, friends and neighbours take responsibility, how we engage with proposed changes and ensure that we are informed about issues and understand the solutions being proposed. SPACE for Gosforth was Read more [...]

Broadway to Brunton Lane – Comments by 21 December 2015

Newcastle City Council has announced a consultation for new cycle lanes and other improvements to the Great North Road between Broadway and Brunton Lane, and is asking residents and visitors to provide comments on their proposals. Currently this is a busy dual carriageway with frequent buses and fast-moving traffic: it is hard for pedestrians to cross and is largely unsuited to all but the bravest of cyclists.  It is also the single main route into Brunton Park, Melton Park and the other Read more [...]

We love Gosforth High Street, but …

"Gosforth High Street is one of the key routes into the city-centre but suffers from high levels of congestion causing long delays for commuters, safety worries for cyclists and poor reliability of public transport, as well as high levels of pollution" This is from the Council website, but is it right? Does it actually reflect the views of those who live in Gosforth? If we want to propose changes to the High Street then we need to be sure what it is we are trying to fix, and what is it that Read more [...]