Action you can take! Campaign: Safe streets for social distancing

Newcastle City Council has announced ambitious plans to make more space for walking and cycling in response to Covid-19. We need your help to let them know how urgent and necessary this work is and where changes are needed in your neighbourhood to enable you to get around safely at this time.

You can use one of the links below to generate an email to the Leader of the Council, Cllr Nick Forbes, and the Cabinet Member for Transport and Air Quality, Cllr Arlene Ainsley. If these don’t work, you can copy and paste the text below. Please consider adding your own experience of walking and cycling during this time and outline which streets near you need urgent changes.

Click here to generate the email in your email software.

If you use Outlook, you may need to click here to generate the email.

Details of email if links above don’t work:

Please send the email to:-
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Please copy the campaign in at our address:-
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We recommend the subject of the email to be:-
Safe streets for social distancing

Our recommended text for the email is:-

Dear Cllr Forbes and Cllr Ainsley

I am writing to say how pleased I am to see that you are planning to make changes to Newcastle’s streets (Chronicle, 15 May 2020) to increase safety and allow for social distancing in response to the covid-19 pandemic.

I urge you to progress quickly with implementing measures which will reallocate road space to walking, cycling and play. These measures are vital to facilitate essential travel and exercise, and will enable businesses to operate safely in the coming months as the lockdown is gradually lifted.

Best wishes
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