Update August 2018

Since we published the three findings reports earlier this Spring (see below), we’ve been talking the findings through with technical officers in the council. These have included Highway Engineers and Traffic Management Engineers, as well as local Councillors and the Streets for People Reference Groups. Considering all that feedback together has led us to issue project briefs for detailed design work to be undertaken to amend the designs we consulted you about last year.

We hope to have new drawings to share and some proposals for trials and further consultation in the Autumn.

We have also recently published information about air quality monitoring around schools. Please follow this link to find out more.

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Update March 2018

Late last year, we consulted with people about proposals to make streets prioritise active and sustainable ways of getting around in the Arthurs Hill / Fenham, Heaton / Ouseburn and Jesmond areas.

We have summarised the feedback we received in a series of reports (one per area) that are available for people to read below.

Arthur’s Hill and Fenham Findings – March 2018

Heaton and Ouseburn Findings – March 2018

Jesmond Findings – March 2018

The council are considering the feedback and will provide further information in May on what will happen next.

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The Streets for People project is a collaboration between Newcastle City Council and residents in three areas of Newcastle upon Tyne. The project is funded by a grant obtained from the Department for Transport’s Cycle City Ambition Fund.

The project seeks to identify and deliver improvements in three neighbourhoods of Newcastle upon Tyne – Arthurs Hill & Fenham, Heaton & Ouseburn, and Jesmond

You can also view a more detailed description of the Streets for People process and a timeline of key stages of the process by following this link.

Public engagement has taken place since early 2016 to identify the main issues that the Streets for People project should address. This engagement included an online consultation for each of the areas, public meetings, a design workshop and direct communication with residents. In response to this engagement, people told us they wanted new green spaces, better pavements, safer junctions and renovated streets that work better for everyone.

Following this engagement, groups of residents in each of the three Streets for People areas have been meeting to discuss how to take these ideas forward into concrete plans. Working with urban designers and Newcastle City Council, plans have been drawn up that propose several important changes in each of these areas. Now, residents must gather feedback from their communities and make any changes that are necessary before the plans are taken forward.

You can read about the plans for each of the three areas by using the links above to navigate to the relevant area. The detailed plans have now been uploaded to this website and we are gathering comments on them. If you have any other comments or questions about the project, please e-mail alison.lamb@newcastle.gov.uk.