Tag Archives: city centre

Alive After 65 – Live Long with Clean Air

Poor Air quality is well known for its ability to make people ill and to shorten lives and has been linked to cancer, asthma, stroke and heart disease, diabetes, obesity, and dementia. You may have heard of Alive After Five, the late night shopping initiative in Newcastle City Centre that has free parking as a major feature to attract shoppers.  SPACE for Gosforth has had a long-standing concern that driving is the only means of transport being promoted for access into the city at this time and that this is contributing to illegal levels of air pollution in Newcastle City Centre.   Read more [...]

Air Quality Update 2016

Every year the Council is required to provide an annual status report covering its Air Quality Management Areas (AQMA) in the City Centre and in Gosforth. Figures have just been released for 2016 and, contrary to the longer term trend, there were significant increases in pollution across many sites in Gosforth and in the City Centre. 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 [...]

Pollution Update – February 2017

In previous posts we looked at air quality data on Gosforth High Street and on Jesmond Road in the run up to Christmas last year, which showed a marked increase in pollution after Black Friday, 25 November 2016. In this post we look at what has happened to air quality at these sites since then. Read more [...]

Black Friday Part 2 – Newcastle City Centre

In this post we look at the City Centre Air Quality Management Area (AQMA), including equivalent figures from the air quality monitor sited at Jesmond Road, 150m west of the Osborne Avenue traffic lights, to see how this compares to Salters Road and whether the recent increase in air pollution is replicated there. Read more [...]

Newcastle City North – Comments required by Sunday 8 November

Newcastle City Council are proposing improvements for the north of the city centre and are asking residents and visitors to provide comments on their proposals. The amount of traffic going into the city centre directly affects how much traffic we see (and how much pollution we breathe) on Gosforth’s streets. Providing safe and attractive alternatives in the city centre, such as improved cycling facilities or more reliable public transport, should also help reduce traffic and pollution in Gosforth. SPACE Read more [...]