North Tyneside Mayoral and Council Elections – What’s Next?

Norma Redfearn secured a first-round victory in the North Tyneside Mayoral Election, but there was an increased turnout across some key battle areas in Borough, mainly along the coast where the Sunrise Cycleway and pedestrianisation took place during the summer last year. Here’s a reminder of what all the Mayoral candidates put forward, in advance […]

School Streets – Denbigh Community Primary School

On the 22nd February 2021, four schools within North Tyneside began running a School Streets trial under an Experimental Traffic Regulation Order (ETRO), which will last up to 18 months. Denbigh Community Primary School in Howdon is one of the schools involved in the trial. The others are Hadrian Park Primary, Langley First School and […]

Cullercoats residents campaign to reclaim their back lane

In this article, a Cullercoats group of residents tells the story about their campaign to make their local back lane a “living street” and reduce traffic it was never intended to have. Over the last few months, they decided to take action so that Beverley Terrace can be used by little ones for outside play […]

Making the space for a reimagined Sunrise Cycleway – and a safe and enjoyable seafront

Following the removal of the Sunrise Cycleway at the beginning of November, we’ve been working hard to develop a campaign for a reimagined version, which responds to the tricky issues raised but also aims to create space for everyone to enjoy our beautiful seafront and coastal spaces safely, during the winter months, the Christmas holidays […]

Open Letter to Norma Redfearn and Carl Johnson

31st October 2020 Dear Mayor Redfearn and Councillor Johnson, North Tyneside Living Streets urgently calls on North Tyneside Council to grant the borough’s pedestrianisation schemes and cycleway a “stay of execution” in the face of another national lockdown In June, as we faced a summer of fluctuating covid-19 restrictions, North Tyneside Council announced a […]

Press release – Campaigners make 11th hour appeal for Tynemouth – Whitley Bay cycleway to be saved

Supporters of a pioneering seafront cycle-lane have made an 11th hour appeal to North Tyneside Council to save it after submitting a petition calling for the facility to become permanent topped 5,500 signatures.  The 2 way cycle-path was introduced in July as a Government-funded Coronavirus emergency measure to support active travel and social distancing. Campaigners have […]

Living Streets North Tyneside – Public Statement

It is with huge disappointment that we learned on 21 October that North Tyneside Council decided to remove the pop-up Sunrise Cycleway, and the pedestrian and cyclist zones on Park View and on the Fish Quay, after half term.   We believe these trials addressed not just the need to create safe space for social distancing, […]

Coastal Cycleway & Pedestrianisation FAQs – October 2020

Did the pedestrianisation trials and pop up cycleway happen just to support social distancing? No, this was only one of several aims.  North Tyneside bid for funding for  “ increased capacity for walking and cycling to shops and local services”, “supporting local businesses by providing additional space to maintain social distancing”, “relieve pressure on public transport by […]