Traffic management and parking around St James’ Park
During the London 2012 Games, St James' Park will host a total of nine matches, including a quarter-final in both the men's and women's competitions. To ensure that operations run smoothly and safely, and any potential impact on residents and businesses is kept to a minimum, there are transport plans in place for the area.
Parking measures in the area
Temporary resident and business parking protection areas will be put in place around Games venues. These will prevent spectators from trying to park around the venue and prioritise parking for residents and local businesses. All vehicles within the temporary traffic management zone will be required to show a permit to access closed roads or to park on adjacent streets.
However, if you already have a Newcastle City Council parking permit for your residence, place of work or business, you will not be required to obtain another. Your existing permit will be recognised as a valid parking and access permit during Games time.
A permit application form can be downloaded from the Newcastle City Council Resident Permit website: www.newcastle.gov.uk/parking-roads-and-transport/parking/parking-permit-schemes. You will also find all relevant information and application guidelines on this site.
You can see a map of the traffic management plan in the section below.
Traffic management measures in the area
Temporary traffic management plans will affect the following roads: Strawberry Place at St James’ Street; Strawberry Lane at Strawberry Place; Pitt Street between Barrack Road and Wellington Street; Barrack Road between Stanhope Street and Gallowgate; Leazes Terrace at St James’ Street; Leazes Terrace at Terrace Place; St Andrew’s Street at Gallowgate.
The affected area is also highlighted on the traffic management map in the section below. All residents and businesses on these roads will require a relevant permit in order to access the closed carriageways or park on nearby streets.
Need more information?
If you are a resident or represent a business within the temporary traffic management area and would like to discuss your concerns directly with the Newcastle City Council, please contact Frances Shieber at firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information about the 2012 Games in the North-East, please visit: www.northeastfor2012games.com/
For Newcastle-specific information, please visit: www.newcastle.gov.uk/leisure-libraries-and-tourism/tourism-and-travel/olympics-raising-flag-2012