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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.
The council are considering the feedback and will provide further information in May on what will happen next.
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.
On Tuesday 14th November, there will be an opportunity to come and find out more about the plans to improve streets in Heaton and Ouseburn. This is your chance to speak to officers from the Council about the plans and share your views on what the changes might mean for you.
Whether you live, work or have connections to Heaton, come and drop in to St Gabriel’s Church Hall on Heaton Road anytime between 2pm and 7.30pm. You don’t need to register to attend and we encourage everyone of all ages, young and old, to come along and join in the discussion.
If you can’t make it, you can still, of course, share your views on the plans using Commonplace.
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Over a hundred children and their families, gathered at the Civic Centre on Saturday 1st July to ride together down the John Dobson Street cycle track …. the sun was shining and spirits were high. Chi Onwurah, the MP for Newcastle Central, and several Councillors from the Streets for People areas joined in – nothing to do with free cake at The Journey Cafe of course!
Here are some photos from the day…