200 people attend Heaton drop in event

Heaton & Ouseburn Streets for People hosted a very successful drop in event at St Gabriel’s Church Hall on Tuesday 14th November.

It’s estimated that around 200 local residents, some staff from local business and services called in to discuss their reaction to the draft proposals and their ideas to make them better.

The main focus was definitely on the proposals for a cycle lane along Heaton Road and the traffic signals at St Gabriel’s Avenue, also the proposals around Ravenswood Road and those for Cartington Terrace & Alexandra Road.

Concerns were shared about the potential impact on the amount of on street parking that could be lost on Heaton Road, fears for safety if the traffic signals were removed from the St Gabriel’s Avenue crossroads and the impact on surrounding streets if some streets were closed to through traffic. The principle of a segregated cycle lane up to the Corner House was well supported but there were design challenges in terms of potential conflicts with access to driveways.

Members of the public also requested to see a timeline of the previous and future stages of the Streets for People project. In response, we have prepared a timeline and have shared on the About section of this website.

Three of the younger visitors to the drop in, left us some lovely feedback which we’d like to share with you.

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