Fury as £500k projects to make Jesmond roads safer for children and cyclists put on hold

Evening Chronicle – 31 January 2019 SPACE for Jesmond has hit out after two schemes disappeared from Newcastle City Council’s ‘Streets for People’ programme NewCycling Chair, Sally Watson, said: “One of these schemes was designed to make the street outside West Jesmond Primary School safer for children travelling to school following the removal of the two crossing patrols. “The other scheme saw improvements to Osborne Road between Haldane Bridge and Holly Avenue. These two schemes are in areas highlighted as the most dangerous and unpleasant in the initial neighbourhood wide consultation.” https://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/news/north-east-news/fury-500k-projects-make-jesmond-15754668

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Sally Watson on Jesmondlocal

Watch Sally Watson, chair of our Jesmond branch, speak to Jesmondlocal here We would have liked Jesmondlocal to have mentioned the presence of a Councillor and council’s assistant director, and perhaps given a wider angle of the benefits and necessity of neighbourhood improvements for transport and movements around the area. Full website Jesmondlocal (29/2/2016) – http://jesmondlocal.com/2016/03/watch-jesmondlocal-live-february-29-2016/

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