Back to the Future? Transport Devolution is coming to the NE

In May 2024 voters in NE England will choose a new NE Mayor as part of the region's North East devolution deal, with new powers over transport, housing and skills. This will mean that, for the first time since bus deregulation in 1986, there will be control over our public transport by local - and locally accountable - politicians. Read more [...]

Gosforth High Street – our response

In March 2023, Newcastle City Council announced that it would trial a new layout on Gosforth High Street using an Experimental Traffic Regulation Order (ETRO), with a consultation to last the first six months of the eighteen month order. This blog is to share SPACE for Gosforth’s response to that consultation. Read more [...]

Hoppings Traffic Management

A few weeks back the Hoppings arrived to take over the Town Moor. In this blog we look at transport-related issues raised by this event and hope that everyone involved in its organisation, including The Freemen, the Council and Northumbria Police, will learn and improve so that next year's Hoppings can be safe and accessible for all visitors. Read more [...]

Station Road traffic went up – what happened?

Residents have reported high volumes of motor traffic and delays on Station Road, with this often being attributed to the effect of closing a number of minor roads to through traffic in 2020. In this blog we take another look at local traffic count data to see what is going on.
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