Monthly Archive: July 2013

Northumberland Street report

We have obtained a report [60Mb – slow loading] from Newcastle City Council that has a thorough look at Northumberland Street, its street environment and interaction with people, how the space works (or not) as a destination. We’ve only seen…
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Pollution, cars and streets

The Acorn Road planning group heard an excellent presentation on traffic emissions and air quality by Professor Margaret Bell CBE, Newcastle University, on 18 July 2013 at Jesmond Legion. Conclusion: • a sustainable future rests with ‘doing things differently’ •…
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Whilst we remain a bit dubious about the longevity of a Skyride, a one-day event, it is the traffic-free conditions created through the Skyride that we’d like to see on more roads every day – or by the installation of…
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