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 [...]

Your Streets – Your Views, Survey Results

In November 2018, SPACE for Gosforth distributed a leaflet and survey to 14,300 households in the former East and West Gosforth wards and in Parklands ward. This blog sets out some of the main results of the survey covering what you told us about how you travel, your issues and concerns, and how we might go about building a better Gosforth. Read more [...]

A Cycling and Walking Infrastructure Plan for Gosforth

Newcastle City Council is after feedback about your experience of walking and cycling around Newcastle and how that experience could be improved. This is being done in support of the national Cycling and Walking Investment Strategy, which outlines the Government’s ambition "to make cycling and walking a natural choice for shorter journeys, or as part of longer journeys by 2040". Read more [...]

Salters Road New Crossing – comments by 23rd December

  Newcastle City Council are seeking your views on a proposed crossing to be sited on Salters Road.  You can access the consultation on the Let's Talk website.  The proposal is to remove the zebra crossing and replace it with a puffin crossing outside of the Spar shop. The Council’s reasons for proposing the above crossing are as follows:- Requests to review the existing zebra crossing have been received as concerns were raised that this type of crossing is no longer adequate Read more [...]