Newcastle Cycling Campaign

Cyclists’ fury as Gosforth High Street bollard removal plans branded ‘massive backwards step’

Chronicle – 23 September 2022 (Daniel Holland) Campaigners have claimed the plans “won’t help reduce pollution” or bring in more shoppers Long-awaited plans to redesign Gosforth High Street have been branded a “massive backwards step” by furious cycling campaigners. Newcastle City Council announced on Thursday that it plans to remove the much-criticised bollards that have lined the high street for two years and install wider pavements, promising a more “people-friendly” area with new seating and greenery. But the proposals were met with an immediate backlash over a lack of any dedicated space for people on bikes. While campaigners had hoped[…]

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