Streets for People Update – February 2017
All 3 Streets for People Reference Groups now have a specialist facilitator working with them to help convert the findings from our community enquiries last year into proposals for neighbourhood improvements to encourage walking & cycling.
The facilitators are from a company called Phil Jones Associates, they are:
John McQueen for Arthur’s Hill & Fenham
John Dales for Jesmond
Lucy Marstrand for Heaton & Ouseburn
All three Reference Groups are coming together on a Saturday in March for Design Workshop to develop their neighbourhood plans. The design process will continue into April and May with more local workshops and meetings.
By June this year, the neighbourhood plans should sufficiently developed to be scrutinised by the council and other partners before being presented to the Healthy Streets Board for support in principle.
In July and August, the Reference Groups will be busy with community engagement activity, raising awareness of their neighbourhood proposals, trialling their ideas and gaining local support for walking, cycling and active travel initiatives.
In the autumn of 2017, we hope to enter formal consultation on the Streets for People plans and have our first schemes delivered early in 2018.
If you would like to get involved in Streets for People, please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Streets for People - connecting community opinion and ideas about sustainable travel to neighbourhood improvements.
Working with our partners, we have won a second round of funding from the Government's Cycle City Ambition Fund. This funding will enable us to work more intensely in the suburbs close to the city centre to look at ways to connect the investment we have already made and add more improvements to increase the pace of change in these neighbourhoods.
Jesmond; Heaton & Ouseburn; Arthurs Hill & Fenham are the focus of the first Streets for People projects.
Many thanks to everyone who took part on our public engagement during the summer. You told us your experiences of getting around these places whether they are the places where you live, work, learn or spend your leisure time. We wanted to know what works for you and what doesn’t and then using the creativity and insight of local people and urban design professionals, we will come up with options and ideas to address your concerns and create a local plan that delivers Streets for People in your area.
On this web page you will be able to click onto the links which take you to the three areas we are working in – the maps are interactive and you can pin a location on them and explain your issue with it – you can pin as many locations as you like and read the pins that other people have posted too. Please see the short videos below for what you told us about the different areas,
Heaton & Ouseburn
Here's what residents told us about their experiences of getting around in Heaton and Ouseburn.
Here's what residents told us about their issues of getting around in Jesmond.
Arthurs Hill & Fenham
Here's what residents told us about their experiences of getting around in Arthurs Hill and Fenham.
You can download the documents below:
Streets for people - Arthurs Hill and Fenham 1 (pdf 1.29 MB)
Streets for people - Arthurs Hill and Fenham 2 (pdf 953.KB)
Streets for people - Arthurs Hill and Fenham 3 (pdf 895 KB)