Tag Archives: Hunter St

Metro Cycles, Newcastle West End

I’ve written before about the Bank Corner Café and how the area around Bank Corner has become a “place” in Newcastle. With its adjoining laneway covered in murals and other art works and its pavement seating and decorative paving, it … Continue reading

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Changes…

There have been many changes around Newcastle lately. The biggest one is the cutting of the rail line and terminating of trains at Hamilton. This has created a lot of havoc as it means the traffic around the station has … Continue reading

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Placemaking in Newcastle: Bank Corner

I’ve become increasingly interested in placemaking here, in observing the different local places that have become earmarked as such and wondering how they have become “places” and why some places are more successful than others. The areas I’m most interested … Continue reading

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Some easy fixes in Newcastle’s cycling infrastructure

There are black spots in the infrastructure here which can easily, and relatively cheaply,  be altered to provide a much better cycling transport system. The above photo shows the stairs which connect the upper and lower levels of Carrington Parade … Continue reading

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Placemaking in Newcastle

Today I attended a party to launch this nearly completed mural which was funded under Newcastle City Council’s Placemaking scheme. It is located in a laneway behind Bank Corner, just off Hunter Street. Another detail from the mural …The laneway … Continue reading

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Placemaking, liveable cities and bikes

Hunter Streeet Mall Photo credit: Google maps Wikipedia defines placemaking as “a multi-faceted approach to the planning, design and management of public spaces. Placemaking capitalizes on a local community’s assets, inspiration, and potential, ultimately creating good public spaces that promote … Continue reading

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New bike lanes in Hunter Street

It has been a very exciting week with the announcement of new bike lanes to be built along Hunter St. The visit of Jan Gehl, Danish urban planner, sponsored by Newcastle Now, will result in new infrastructure being built along … Continue reading

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