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Newcastle City Council: Plans to support safer and greener city-wide travel announced.


Plans are being drawn up to help ensure people who need to make essential journeys in Newcastle can do so safely and with assurances on social distancing. Newcastle City Council is looking at how citywide transport networks can be changed to enable people to travel easily, while maintaining social distance, and to meet the increasing demand for space to walk and cycle.

New measures and road layouts, starting in the city centre, will be introduced quickly – in some cases from as early as this week – to meet the short-term need to get the city moving in a safe way as coronavirus restrictions start to ease. Newcastle City Council will also be looking at how these short-term changes could help deliver longer term ambitions for a cleaner and greener transport network that encourages and supports more active travel and a reduction in car journeys. For more information, please click here.



Active Inclusion Update: 18 May 2020.

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