Chris Ames 12 July 2023

Newcastle City Council to review LTNs

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Image: Osborne Avenue, Jesmond.

Newcastle City Council has insisted that a review of low traffic schemes across the city was commissioned before a former external auditor raised concerns about the way it was implemented.

Earlier this year Jesmond became the fourth area of the city to become what the council calls a neighbourhood low traffic zone, with measures to prevent through traffic using a number of residential streets between Osborne Road and Cradlewell.

This council said this is in line with its commitment that drivers can travel to, but not through local streets, ‘greatly reducing the number of vehicles cutting through neighbourhoods’.

Such schemes - also known as low traffic neighbourhoods or LTNs - are often controversial, with many councils coming under public pressure to withdraw them.

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