ITS from SEA to improve school safety in Newcastle

Intelligent transport systems provider SEA has been awarded a contract to provide ROADflow Attended enforcement systems to Newcastle City Council, helping to support school safety in the city. SEA’s ROADflow Attended is a complete solution, including cameras and software, that monitors school Keep Clear zones and allows enforcement officers to view, capture and process contraventions remotely. The […]

Queen Victoria Road improvements to get under way in Newcastle

Work to construct a new cycle track, safer crossing points and signalised junctions on a busy city centre road are due to get under way. Newcastle City Council will be carrying out the works on Queen Victoria Road and Claremont Road as part of a £2.95m investment, which includes £1.3m from the government’s Active Travel […]

Newcastle’s Fenham neighbourhood low traffic zone trial to end

A trial to reduce traffic cutting through local streets in Fenham, in Newcastle ends on 8 September and will not be made permanent. Fenham was the first area of the city to pilot a neighbourhood low traffic zone trial A trial to reduce traffic cutting through local streets in Fenham ends on 8 September and […]

Plans in place to restore the iconic Tyne Bridge

Final plans are being made for the start of an ambitious restoration of the iconic Tyne Bridge from this September. Those initial works will have minimal impact on the transport network ahead of work next year Engineers have now finalised project plans which will see work begin under the bridge after the Kittiwakes leave the […]

Clean Air Zone launches later this month in Newcastle

Drivers are being reminded that a Clean Air Zone covering part of Newcastle and Gateshead will launch at the end of this month. From 30 January 2023 older, more polluting taxis, buses, coaches and HGVs will be charged to enter the zone. Privately-owned cars will not be affected by the Clean Air Zone (CAZ) and […]

Clean Air Zone signage unveiled as cameras switched on in Newcastle

New signage and cameras for the Newcastle and Gateshead Clean Air Zone (CAZ) have been installed and are in operation from today – but without any drivers being charged yet. A network of 43 signs and 38 cameras are located at entry points around the boundary of the zone to alert drivers. Additional signage is […]

Next steps for Newcastle city centre traffic proposals to be decided

Public feedback on proposals to pedestrianise part of Newcastle city centre will be considered by councillors before next steps – including a potential public inquiry – are confirmed. The results of a statutory consultation on plans to remove traffic from Blackett Street, New Bridge Street West and the northern section of Pilgrim Street will be […]

Councils call for government action on CAZ support fund

Councillors are calling for urgent action from government to enable a vital Clean Air Zone support scheme for Tyneside taxi drivers and small businesses to go ahead. Newcastle and Gateshead councils submitted final Clean Air Zone (CAZ) proposals to government in October last year but are still waiting for ministerial approval along with details of […]


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