GNR Speed Limits – comments by 7 May

In our recent Your Street - Your Views survey of Gosforth residents, poor air quality, traffic noise and dangerous driving were the 2nd, 3rd and 4th greatest issues for Gosforth High Street. All three can be made better through a reduction in the speed limit, which the Council are now proposing. Read more [...]

Air Quality – What Works?

The Government has directed Newcastle City Council to meet air quality limits in the shortest possible timescales. To achieve that, the Council must use the most effective and fastest acting measures to reduce pollution in locations where legal limits are not being met. Measures that take longer or are not as effective may also be included in the plan in addition, but not instead of, the most effective measures. We thought we would take a look to see what the evidence says. Broadly Read more [...]

Your Streets – Your Views – Gosforth High Street

In 2015, at SPACE for Gosforth's launch event we asked local residents, what do they like about the High Street and what could be improved? The Your Streets - Your Views survey gave us an opportunity to revisit this to see whether, three years later, these concerns were widely shared.
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Newcastle City Council Elections 2 May 2019

Elections for Newcastle City Council are due to be held on 2 May 2019. As with last year we're keen to find out how the candidates propose to address transport-related issues in our community. To do that we've come up with five statements or pledges and we have asked each of the candidates whether they support these or if not what they plan to do instead. Read more [...]

Inclusive Cycling in Gosforth- the OK, the Bad and the Ugly.

One in five people have some kind of disability. People with a disability are much more likely to be physically inactive and to rely on driving for day to day travel. Being able to cycle is a good way to improve health and well-being and to combat social isolation.
Many disabled people do cycle and find it easier than walking. They often use specially adapted cycles which tend to be wider, longer and heavier than the usual two wheeled bicycles.

Poor infrastructure is one of the biggest barriers Read more [...]

Your Streets – Ideas for a Better Gosforth

At the Your-Streets Your-Views survey feedback meeting we asked residents for ideas on how to build a better Gosforth. In particular: Opportunities for more trees and greenery.
Routes to school and how to make them safer; Suggestions to reduce traffic on busy residential streets; and Locations or changes crossings on main roads. Read more [...]

Which works best – Tolls or a Clean Air Zone?

Newcastle City Council have released the Air Quality Feasibility Study that will be used for its forthcoming consultation. Whatever the final plan that is chosen, it must by law meet air quality limits within the shortest possible timescale. The question for the consultation therefore is how should that be achieved. Read more [...]

Your Right to Clean Air

Newcastle City Council has published its feasibility study for a Charging Clean Air Zone. This shows that, other than in a few locations, air quality can be improved to be within legal limits by 2021, sixteen years after they should first have been met. Although this is welcome progress, it does mean Newcastle has missed the deadline set by Government to produce a final plan by the end of December 2018. Read more [...]