Monday 19th September
Introduction from NCC (GG), including the nature of the challenge. Introduction from John Dales, on the opportunity both at Blue House and for what happens there to change Newcastle’s future transport strategy. Introductory comments from all participants. Agree/clarify the Working Group’s Terms of Reference, including the geographical scope of the study area; future programme; outputs; communications.
Click the link below for the blog post on the first round-up meeting.
Monday 3rd October
Review July consultation scheme option, two others that NCC officers had previously prepared, and possibly another option prepared by JD. Consider pros/cons of each to derive an agreed assessment framework with different criteria (e.g. tree loss, cycle and walking provision, land take, queue lengths, cost…)
Click the link below for the blog post on the second meeting on the 3rd of October.
Monday 31st October
Using the assessment framework previously devised, appraise 2-3 options (some previous, some new/modifications) for different traffic growth scenarios.
Click the link below for the blog post on the third meeting on the 31st of October.
Monday 14th of November
Review of the tree survey, collision data, growth assumption and turning data. Assessment of a new possible design layout for the Blue House Roundabout in small groups.
Click the link below for the blog post on the fourth meeting on the 14th of November.
Monday 28th November
Clarify, as far as possible, a single preferred scheme for the Council to take forward to formal consultation. Also, prepare recommendations to NCC about what else it should do, covering policy, strategy and design, in order to enable more people-/city-friendly designs to come forward in other places in due course.
Click the link below for the blog post on the fifth meeting on the 28th of November.
Monday 12th December
The group considered the proposal for the Jesmond Dene Road/Osborne Road; examined the comparative performance data for the main junction options; reviewed the main junction options and discussed the next steps.
Click the link below for the blog post on the sixth meeting on the 12th of December.