Traffic & Pedestrian Project

Pearson Street, Lambton - Croudace Street to Lambton Park

We have sought feedback on a proposal for a range of pedestrian and traffic safety improvements in the Lambton area.

Pearson Street, Lambton - Croudace Street to Lambton Park

We have sought feedback on a proposal for pedestrian crossings on Pearson Street and Morehead Street at the east end of Pearson Street, traffic calming treatments on Pearson Street, restricted turning movements at the intersection of Croudace and Pearson streets, and a section of shared path on Croudace Street.

Background

Our major east-west cycleway from the Newcastle City Centre to Wallsend is largely off road. There is however a notable gap between Lambton Park and the eastern end of the Jesmond cycleway at the signalised intersection of Howe Street and Croudace Street.

We have considered several options to improve this section. Howe Street would provide a direct connection, but it is a busy road with high parking demand and a posted speed limit of 60km/h. To provide a more accessible connection, the proposal was to connect Lambton Park with the eastern end of the Jesmond cycleway via Pearson Street and a shared path connection on Croudace Street. The intent is to reduce traffic volume and speed, increase amenity for residents, and provide suitable connection for cyclists of all experience levels.

These measures aim to significantly reduce ‘rat-running’ on Pearson Street by prohibiting some turn movements from Croudace Street and implementing traffic calming to reduce operating speeds. The proposed pedestrian crossings at the intersection of Pearson Street and Morehead Street will provide a much improved connection from the adjacent residential area through to Lambton Park.

What was proposed

  • Construction of a 2.5-metre-wide shared path on the eastern side of Croudace Street, between Howe Street and Pearson Street.
  • Relocation of the existing bus stop on the eastern side of Croudace Street, approximately 20 metres south.
  • Construction of kerb extensions and kerb ramps on Pearson Street at Croudace Street.
  • Restricted turning movements at the intersection of Croudace and Pearson streets.
  • Construction of two raised thresholds on Pearson Street near No. 41 and No. 10.
  • Construction of kerb extensions and ramps on all corners of the intersection of Pearson Street with Grainger Street.
  • Construction of kerb extensions, with ramps, on Pearson Street at Morehead Street.
  • Construction of crossings on Morehead Street and Pearson Street, cycle ramps and short shared path connections to the existing shared path in Lambton Park.
  • Lighting upgrades, drainage, signposting and linemarking.

Project Impacts

  • There will be approximately 12 car parking spaces lost as part of the works
  • Banning of turn movements from Croudace Street into Pearson Street may require some residents to take alternate routes to access their properties.
  • The project may require the removal of an established tree in Lambton Park but additional trees will be planted under the project.

How we use feedback


We have sought community feedback to make an informed decision and determine what will progress to detailed design.

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Contact us

City of Newcastle

Phone: 02 4974 2000
Email: mail@ncc.nsw.gov.au

Project timeline

4 March 2022
Public exhibition commences for 28 days

Protecting your privacy

The City of Newcastle is committed to protecting your privacy.  We take reasonable steps to comply with relevant legislation and Council policy.
Purpose of collecting personal details: Council is collecting this information to determine the local community’s views and opinions on the proposal outlined.
Intended recipients:  Information provided as part of the consultation will be used as part of the investigation into the proposal, and may be included in future reports on the issue.
Storage and security:  Information provided will be stored on Council's database and will be subject to Council’s information and privacy policies.
Access: Individuals can access data to check accuracy by contacting Council.
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