Tyne Wear Plan: Transport plan for the 1980s (1972)
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In common with the other major conurbations, the local government districts in the Newcastle-upon-Tyne and Sunderland areas came up with a master plan for their future transport needs.
That part of the country "thought big" with a major road network improvement, including major urban motorway network for Newcastle and Gateshead; as well as improvements to rail services, bus lanes and the Metro. As we know, pretty much everything other than the Metro was cancelled.
Contents of Note
- Full recommended Transport Plan
- Full details (bar engineering diagrams) of the proposed Newcastle motorway network
- Costings of the proposed improvements
- Traffic flows between 1960s and 1980s.
How to view it
Extracts from this document, amongst others, are the basis for the Pathetic Motorways feature Tyne Side Story, where no-one seems to understand the pun.