A family cycle ride on quiet roads and cycle paths meet @ Gosforth Central Park to ride to the Civic Centre with SPACE for Gosforth in order to meet up with other riders from Heaton, Fenham and Arthur's Hill, finishing at the Journey Cafe for Coffee and cake. Read more [...]
From November 2020 to January 2021 Transport North East held a consultation on their draft transport plan for the North East up to 2035. This is the SPACE for Gosforth response.
We looked at the plan’s vision and objectives, and we looked at the schemes proposed. The vision talks about carbon reduction, health, reducing inequalities, safer streets and sustainable travel. The schemes include link roads, corridor improvements, capacity upgrades, addressing vehicle pinch points, dual carriageways Read more [...]
The Government and Council's initial response to COVID-19 has been, quite rightly, to ensure people are safe and well, protect jobs and critical services, and to minimise the spread of the virus. Already by mid-April 2020 the virus has killed thousands of people in the UK alone, and left unchecked would kill many many more. Read more [...]
Earlier this year, Newcastle City Council updated its proposals for High West Jesmond as part of the overall Jesmond Streets for People plans. The council signalled that it was considering other options for how the budget might be used to improve walking and cycling. Read more [...]
It came as news to me that some people with disabilities find cycling easier than walking. They say it takes less effort and puts less strain on painful joints. Jenny Gristock wrote in the British Medical Journal describing her experience and there are many others like her. Read more [...]
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 [...]
Please join us for a SPACE for Gosforth Family/Social Cycle Ride – 17th June 2018.
A quiet 8 mile route through Jesmond Dene, City Stadium and the Town Moor. Meet from midday at the War Memorial in Gosforth Central Park for a 12.30pm start.
Everyone is welcome but we do ask that children are accompanied/supervised by an adult.
If anyone else is willing and/or able to help out on the ride, e.g. helping at junctions and road crossings, please do let us know via email@example.com Read more [...]
There are lots of cycling activities in and around Gosforth over the summer including family cycle rides, children's cycle coaching, Dr Bike sessions, challenge rides and even a Shakespeare play by a cycling theatre company. If you know of any other related events please do let us know so we can add them into the programme, and keep checking back as we'll be updating the list with more activities as they are confirmed. Read more [...]
Grandstand Road used to be one of the worst places to cycle in Gosforth, even with marked cycle lanes. With heavy traffic, often travelling in excess of the 40mph speed limit, cycle lanes barely wider than a set of handlebars and deteriorating surface, it was both scary and unforgiving.
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In January 2018, SPACE for Gosforth, together with SPACE for Heaton and SPACE for Jesmond wrote to Newcastle City Council to express our concern that no cycle ways and few pavements are cleared of ice in winter, despite it being the Council's own policy to encourage people to walk and cycle more often. Read more [...]