Tyne & Wear

Jesmond street to become more 'people friendly'

Artist's impression of street plans Image copyright Newcastle City Council
Image caption Artist's impression of Acorn Road plans

Plans to make a Newcastle street more "people friendly" have been announced by the council.

Acorn Road in Jesmond will become one-way to traffic, with a 20mph speed limit.

A contra-flow system for cyclists will be introduced and the road surface raised to the level of the pavement to make it easier for pushchairs.

The £350,000 cost will be met by the Department for Transport's Cycle City Ambition Fund.

Councillor Ged Bell, cabinet member for investment and development at Newcastle City Council, said: "Acorn Road is a very popular shopping destination and it's important that the council does everything it can to maintain its vibrancy."

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