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Twitter question and answer session on town centre traffic changes

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Gateshead Council is to host a Twitter question and answer session on the recent changes to roads in Gateshead town centre this week.  

We are currently making a number of changes to road layouts within Gateshead town centre to prepare for major changes associated with improving air quality around the Tyne Bridge. This is to comply with government air quality targets which are to be in place next year as well as improving cycling and walking opportunities which has seen a significant uptake in recent months.  

As part of ongoing consultations with the public on the changes, members of the public will be able to tweet a question this Thursday, 3 September 2020 between 6 and 7pm. Highways and air quality experts will be on hand throughout the live hour to answer questions. 

The current works are aimed to limit the flows of through-traffic in Gateshead town centre to help minimise the effects of when the Tyne Bridge is reduced from two lanes in each direction to only one as part of the air quality improvement plan.  

The changes to the road network, which are being made under an experimental order, allows us to test and try out the layouts whilst there is reduced traffic. They have also been designed to improve cycling and walking links between Gateshead and Newcastle and the Quays and improve public transport.  

Members of the public can ask a question by preceding their Twitter message with @gateshead.  

You can watch a short video on the reasons behind the changes on our changes to road layouts in Gateshead town centre page.

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02 September 2020

Gateshead Council is to host a Twitter question and answer session on the recent changes to roads in Gateshead town centre this week.  

We are currently making a number of changes to road layouts within Gateshead town centre to prepare for major changes associated with improving air quality around the Tyne Bridge. This is to comply with government air quality targets which are to be in place next year as well as improving cycling and walking opportunities which has seen a significant uptake in recent months.  

As part of ongoing consultations with the public on the changes, members of the public will be able to tweet a question this Thursday, 3 September 2020 between 6 and 7pm. Highways and air quality experts will be on hand throughout the live hour to answer questions. 

The current works are aimed to limit the flows of through-traffic in Gateshead town centre to help minimise the effects of when the Tyne Bridge is reduced from two lanes in each direction to only one as part of the air quality improvement plan.  

The changes to the road network, which are being made under an experimental order, allows us to test and try out the layouts whilst there is reduced traffic. They have also been designed to improve cycling and walking links between Gateshead and Newcastle and the Quays and improve public transport.  

Members of the public can ask a question by preceding their Twitter message with @gateshead.  

You can watch a short video on the reasons behind the changes on our changes to road layouts in Gateshead town centre page.

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