Let’s talk about the Haddricks Mill mincer

In the next few months we expect the council to begin consulting on changes to Haddricks Mill junction. This is done as part of the creation of the Northern Access Corridor, falling under the umbrella of wider city development plans. And what we’ve seen so far doesn’t look good for sustainability, urban liveability or transport fairness – the car “wins” again – in theory (traffic modelling) and so in practice (road space) too, and the city loses. Council is in general tatters over transport plans and to succeed needs much clearer direction and focus. In general, we worry about the[…]

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Suggested letter to Haddricks Mill Cllrs

Travelling through Haddricks Mill? Living near Haddricks Mill? Please write to the relevant ward Councillors to make them aware of the report we’ve painstakingly compiled. If you are a resident of one of the three Haddricks Mill wards (listed below) point that out. Not sure which one is your ward? Input your post code here. The story so far… https://newcycling.org/tags/haddricks-mill And forward any replies to us. Thanks! Dene ward Bob.Renton@newcastle.gov.uk Karen.Robinson@newcastle.gov.uk Wendy.Taylor@newcastle.gov.uk East Gosforth ward Henry.Gallagher@newcastle.gov.uk Peter.Leggott@newcastle.gov.uk David.Slesenger@newcastle.gov.uk North Heaton ward Doreen.Huddart@newcastle.gov.uk Michael.Johnson@newcastle.gov.uk Greg.Stone@newcastle.gov.uk = = = = = = = = TEMPLATE – COPY & PASTE = = =[…]

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Foot Power, Pedal Power

A user safety report will be launched. Now Living Streets, the National charity for walkers, has joined forces with the Newcastle Cycling Campaign to call for action to be taken. Walkers and cyclists have teamed up to ask for improvements at a notorious road junction in Newcastle. Haddricks Mill has already been cited by The Times as being one of the worst junctions in the UK for cycling. Colin Green, chair of the Tyneside Living Streets group said “This junction and much of the surrounding area is intimidating for walkers and prevents children walking to nearby schools. The environment and[…]

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Living Streets – Haddricks Mill

The main purpose of the meeting is to discuss the attached report “Foot Power, Pedal Power – promoting active and sustainable travel: A report on the Haddricks Mill area“. This is the result of the Walkabout that was carried out in October 2012. The report has been compiled as a collaboration of Living Streets with the Newcastle Cycling Campaign. Newcastle Arts Centre is close to the Central Station, at 67 Westgate Road close to the junction with Grainger Street. Go across the courtyard and through the double doors. We will be in the First Floor Conference Room. Accompanying press release[…]

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Haddricks Mill walkies

Organised by Living Streets. Living Streets (Tyneside) will be carrying out a survey of the streets in the Haddrick’s Mill area on Wednesday 17th October at 5pm to look at Killingworth Road and the South Gosforth Roundabout, a nightmare area for people cycling and walking. The input of people who know the area well would be greatly valued. Meeting place will be at the Brandling Villa shortly before 5pm. The route will take us to South Gosforth Roundabout, along Killingworth Road, and then returning to the Brandling Villa. Total time approximately 1 hour which will allow us to finish in[…]

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A resident’s letter – cycling dangerspots

Date: 30 June 2012 Subject: Re: South Gosforth roundabout To: Cllrs Leggott, Slesenger, Gallagher Cc: Cllrs Murison, Todd, Faulkner Dear ward Councillors cc Cabinet Environment & Transport, opposition leader I’d really value your action on this. Norman Baker, Under-Secretary of State, has set aside £15m for junction improvements for cyclists, nationwide excl London (which itself received £15m separately) http://www.thetimes.co.uk/tto/public/cyclesafety/article3457523.ece. As you can see, Newcastle is seen as a city of inaction, despite the early signing up to the Cities Fit for Cycling campaign – doing something in word, not in deed. The junctions that are a hindrance to cycling at[…]

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A resident’s letter – Times blackspots

Date: 28 April 2012 Subject: South Gosforth roundabout To: Cllrs Renton, Taylor, Gallagher, Leggott, Slesenger, Dear ward Councillors I am not sure which ward to address this to. The location is seemingly on a boundary. I live in East Gosforth. Have you heard about The Times campaign ‘Cities Fit For Cycling’? The council has signed up to it as an early supporter. You may have seen this recent article? It’s stating: “The South Gosforth Roundabout in Newcastle, the James Barton Roundabout in Bristol and the Brook Hill Roundabout in Sheffield were singled out by many cyclists.” http://www.thetimes.co.uk/tto/public/cyclesafety/article3392916.ece May I ask[…]

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