Newcastle City Centre Developments
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Proposed changes to road network

Have a read but one of the proposals is for Percy Street to become bus only between Eldon Square Bus Station and Gallowgate in both directions. All the changes are quite radical though.
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(19/10/2015, 18:22)markydh Wrote: Proposed changes to road network

Have a read but one of the proposals is for Percy Street to become bus only between Eldon Square Bus Station and Gallowgate in both directions. All the changes are quite radical though.

Good idea
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#3
Honestly not sure about changing Percy Street to bus only between Eldon Square Bus Station and Gallowgate in both directions.... Newcastle roads is already as tight as they can, would just cause congestion else where in the city.

I'm not from the area but have used that road before and its a nightmare!
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(20/10/2015, 13:14)Michael Wrote: Honestly not sure about changing Percy Street to bus only between Eldon Square Bus Station and Gallowgate in both directions.... Newcastle roads is already as tight as they can, would just cause congestion else where in the city.

I'm not from the area but have used that road before and its a nightmare!

I think it would work
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#5
As someone who uses Eldon Square bus station daily, Percy Street isn't as bad as some make out. An important point is that the traffic light phasing and road layout will also be seeing radical changes. It's effectively a total redesign of the road network in City Centre North.
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#6
A nothing story I feel, but worth sharing
http://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/news/nort...y-11649101
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#7
How smart does this look! http://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/whats-on/...n-12004048

Wonder what effect it will have on the Gate, with F&B, TGI Fridays and Handmade Burger Co. already being in there.
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(10/10/2016, 17:35)Tom Wrote: How smart does this look! http://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/whats-on/...n-12004048

Wonder what effect it will have on the Gate, with F&B, TGI Fridays and Handmade Burger Co. already being in there.

Geore's sounds good. Something that Newcastle has lacked since Bimbi's went.
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#9
http://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/news/hist...n-12021505

Ahead of its upcoming demolition and the building of new retail units, a look inside the empty Odeon.
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#10
Some of that machinery in the Odeon needs to find its way into a museum, somewhere! It's beautiful (the architecture, itself, is meh).

Actually went to George's on Tuesday, for lunch, since it was my birthday (29 and a lot) and I was out with Husband. Chips were obviously frozen and fried in oil, but tasty but I had a lovely sweet piece of plaice, in a really light batter. They had a few teething problems on the bar and gave us our drinks free. Definitely well worth a visit. The loos, as yet unsullied by a Saturday night, are fabulous. Lots of amusing, quirky decor, artwork and fishy cushions. The package with the kids' menu is great because it comes as a folded hat!
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(15/10/2016, 01:06)BusLoverMum Wrote: Some of that machinery in the Odeon needs to find its way into a museum, somewhere! It's beautiful (the architecture, itself, is meh).

Actually went to George's on Tuesday, for lunch, since it was my birthday (29 and a lot) and I was out with Husband. Chips were obviously frozen and fried in oil, but tasty but I had a lovely sweet piece of plaice, in a really light batter. They had a few teething problems on the bar and gave us our drinks free. Definitely well worth a visit. The loos, as yet unsullied by a Saturday night, are fabulous. Lots of amusing, quirky decor, artwork and fishy cushions. The package with the kids' menu is great because it comes as a folded hat!

Ironic that Bimbi's had a place underneath the Odeon. Wonder what became of the equipment in there!
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#12
Newgate Street Shopping Centre almost cleared.

http://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/news/nort...e-12039958
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#13
Having taken some photos this afternoon on the reopened John Dobson Street, safe to say I can see a major traffic accident occurring on the junction at Laing Art Gallery/Library as the road is "tighter than a nuns fanny" as the saying goes, and I would deem the work done as unsatisfactory and quite frankly unsafe particularly during peak times as traffic is easily backed up in each direction and other factors could cause an accident e.g. Traffic Light Jumping being a prime example, furthermore witnessed a cyclist nearly get hit by an SNE Hybrid E400 as the bus turned onto New Bridge Street, personally don't think there was a need to pedestrianise it as much as they have to fit in the cycle path, and the road should be a lot wider than what it is.
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#14
You can't really judge it, yet, given the south end of John Dobson Street is still closed. Give it a chance!
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#15
http://www.itv.com/news/tyne-tees/2017-0...nadequate/

Bus Lane signs described as inadequate by experts.
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(02/06/2017, 13:58)Andreos1 Wrote: http://www.itv.com/news/tyne-tees/2017-0...nadequate/

Bus Lane signs described as inadequate by experts.

Hear, hear!

One of a number in Newcastle City Centre that aren't great, in my opinion.

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#17
That's not quite what they said. They said they meet DfT guidelines but the northbound ones aren't adequate. The southbound ones are fine and no changes are necessary. Fines will still be issued in the southbound direction.
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#18
http://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/news/nort...e-13536495

Changes to road layout
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#19
(28/08/2017, 11:22)Andreos1 Wrote: http://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/news/nort...e-13536495

Changes to road layout

Awful all round really.

Anti car measures without any appropriate public transport options to cover
Wistfully stuck in the 90s
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#20
http://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/news/nort...t-13771741

Shelters to disappear?
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