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City Centre 20mph expansion TRO

We would firstly like to express our thanks and support to the the council for extending the city centre 20mph. This is something we have been asking for over the past few years and we are glad to see that this is happening. We would also like to take this as opportunity to raise a few questions and points that we have about the 20mph zone. Firstly, we feel that a number of streets should also be included in the 20mph zone: Barras Bridge, between Claremont Road and Haymarket The Quayside – in particular the section East of the swing[…]

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Grey Street deserves better

Exactly a year ago we questioned the safety of Grey Street. It could be a wonderful place for people. It’s got all the potential. The debate however has not moved on. Read about what happened on 13 June 2012 here

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Plenty Twenty in Newcastle

PRESS RELEASE 10.11.2012 The city prides itself in being an early adopter of the 20mph speed limit. But is Newcastle going far enough? We investigate. Talk to people in the street or pose the question at public meetings “What is Newcastle’s speed limit?” and people are surprised to hear that Newcastle is a City of Twenty. Newcastle Cycling Campaign is intrigued, and spurred on by the added cycle safety 20mph can bring, members of the Newcastle Cycling Campaign took a closer look. Katja Leyendecker of Newcastle Cycling Campaign “We hear that a staggering 90% of Newcastle’s roads has been converted[…]

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Twenty – what’s in it for us?

Yesterday Newcastle City Council said it had analysed data that showed their 20mph speed limits reduce collisions and incidents: – Chronicle http://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/communities/fenham/2012/09/14/newcastle-s-20mph-speed-limits-reduce-accidents-72703-31833408/ – Newcastle City Council press release http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/drop-accidents-city-streets Without having seen the figures it’s hard to comment in detail. The feeling is however one of “well done” and “of course it would”. The conversion which took place in six phases over three years now sees “of the 3,813 streets and roads in the city – including primary routes and A and B roads – all 3,438 neighbourhood streets carry a 20 mph speed limit, representing 90% of all routes[…]

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Grey Street is dangerous

We really do agree with this question about Grey Street. Written Question to Councillor Murison, (WRITTEN 1) Cabinet Member for Quality of Life from Councillor Henry Gallagher Page 48 of the 1Plan states: “Too many streets and spaces are dominated by cars and buses – even Grey Street is invaded by traffic.” It further states on page 78: “We need to establish principles for access and parking in the urban core, based on a ring of car parks and an effective traffic management regime. This will reduce the amount of traffic and enable the progressive removal of parked cars from[…]

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