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148081Photo #148081The current cycle ways (on both sides of the road) have just taken space from the existing road. This means that the road (as marked on both sides) is now too narrow for a car. This leads to very close passes when a car overtakes a cyclist (a particular problem southbound going uphill) when they don’t realise that they have to straddle the centre line to safely pass, and even closer passes if a car is coming the opposite direction. Please either get rid of the cycle lanes, or get rid of the middle line, so that car drivers aren’t lulled into a false sense of security.Cycleway:
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147945Photo #147945The current cycle ways (on both sides of the road) have just taken space from the existing road. This means that the road (as marked on both sides) is now too narrow for a car. This leads to very close passes when a car overtakes a cyclist (a particular problem southbound going uphill) when they don’t realise that they have to straddle the centre line to safely pass, and even closer passes if a car is coming the opposite direction. Please either get rid of the cycle lanes, or get rid of the middle line, so that car drivers aren’t lulled into a false sense of security.Cycleway:
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147904Photo #147904Taking away the parking areas along by the main shopping area in Low Fell restricts those who are unable to walk from the Car Parks due to reduced mobility. This will affect the local business in an area where the pavement are never overcrowded. Cycle lanes could be introduce behind the Main Street which would help to give safety to both cyclist and those with mobility problems.Track:
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147903Photo #147903Taking away the parking areas along by the main shopping area in Low Fell restricts those who are unable to walk from the Car Parks due to reduced mobility. This will affect the local business in an area where the pavement are never overcrowded. Cycle lanes could be introduce behind the Main Street which would help to give safety to both cyclist and those with mobility problems.Track:
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147886Photo #147886Improve the double gates. They are difficult to pass and near impossible with a child seat or other adaption on the bike.Cycleway:
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147866Photo #147866The upgrading of the Derwent walk and joining dirt paths would allow cyclists and walkers to access a lot of areas along the Derwent valley and areas from Whickham upwards without them having to go on main trunk roads like the A694 of the very testing cycle up Whickham bank. A less steep cycle/walking path could be created up the Clockburn lonnen servicing many populated areas.Cycleway:
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147833Photo #147833Full length of path needs sorting there are so many weeds and nettles obstructing the path it is now only wide enough for single file, its used by walkers and cyclists, very dangerous as no where to passCycleway:
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147738Photo #147738Cars parked and uneven path. Could be smoother to make link from metro up to new cycle way in Lingey Lane.Cycleway:
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147717Photo #147717Cycle path needs filling in and surfacing. It's actually dangerous.Cycleway:
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147716Photo #147716Broken Glass Central. If the stones were covered with a tarmac surface it would be quicker and easier to spot broken glass. Further up the path towards Birtley is also really poor condition, drainage pipes and big holes all over the place. Needs complete resurfacing.Cycleway:
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147713Photo #147713Complete resurfacing please. It's an awful cycle, especially near the newish road crossing.Cycleway:
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147712Photo #147712This is a very neglected path behind the old Stanley metal yard. Bumpy, broken and a puncture hazard. It could be a smoother and tidier link away from Marconi WayCycleway:
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147711Photo #147711Tree roots make this a difficult ride, especially for kids,Cycleway:
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147707Photo #147707The cycle way from St James Road along Park Lane is too small minimal width and there is no crossing linking to Tyne Bridge we need a safer wider cycle way and a crossing point with a link to the Tyne Bridge.Cycleway:
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147470Photo #147470There should be a centre island in the road or a toucan crossing to facilitate safe passage for pedestrians crossing to reach the bus stop. The road is wide enough to accommodate this and it is a dangerous place for children to cross as the visibility in both directions is poor and often obscured by parked cars.Track:
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147279Photo #147279Make Hole Lane, Kingsway through to Sunniside Front Street 'Access only' to prevent the rat run of speeding motorists trying to beat congestion on the main roads.Temporary closure:
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147048Photo #147048A proper light controlled crossing should be installed here. At the moment you have to dodge cars that are accelerating away from the roundabout and cars that have totally ignored the 30 limit on the approach to the roundabout. Very dangerous crossing, especially for children.Track:
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147046Photo #147046The council should put a off road cycle path along the whole of the A695 Ryton/Crawcrook Bypass. There is room next to the road to make this a safe off road cycle route.Track:
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146721Photo #146721A Zevra crossing is preferable to a Toucan crossing. Zebra have high compliance and permit better much flow for pedestrians. This route is a primary walking route into the town centre.Temporary closure:
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146719Photo #146719Close access and egress to allow pedestrians to cross. Traffic can access via the junction with Cemtery road and Old Durham road. This would eleminate rat running.Temporary closure:
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146679Photo #146679The shared pedestrian/cycle path over the Redhuegh Bridge is about 1.75m wide - it's difficult for two cyclists to pass, and not great for pedestrians as some of the cyclists don't really respect them. I realise that it would be very difficult - but perhaps (given the proposals at Askew Road) one of the four lanes of traffic on the bridge could be given over to cyclists - to avoid traffic congestion perhaps one coming out of Newcastle?Cycleway:
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146630Photo #146630KEEP LEFT signs are needed. Pedestrians in particular seem to be unaware of the first rule of the road which is to keep left. 'Keep left (and overtake on the right)' signs need placing here and on another paths in the borough (and the country as a whole), especially those which are shared by pedestrians and cyclists.Cycleway:
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146628Photo #146628This corner needs to be made safer as it is blind, despite being only about 45 degrees. There are frequent near collisions here, so it needs smoothing out. There is the space to move the path slightly westwards to that it curves rather than having an angle.Cycleway:
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146624Photo #146624The cycle and pedestrian route needs straightening here, by filling in the river inlet, to reduce the risk of collisions caused by the blind corners.Cycleway:
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146609Photo #146609Steps are needed down from the pavement on the east side of Hollinside Road, near the slip road for the A1, down to St Michael's Way. People already scramble down the steep bank to avoid a long detour to the north when walking from Swalwell to southern and eastern parts of Intu MetroCentre. An appropriate north-side footpath and crossing of St Michaels Way will also be required.Track:
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146518Photo #146518The current cycle path is too narrow for the amount of walkers, runners, cyclists that use the path. There is a buses only road that is wide and not busy, it would be great if cycle lanes can be added to road to ensure everyones safely. It is a great route along river and into Newcastle.Cycleway:
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146499Photo #146499Safe crossing particularly needed for kids cyclingCycleway:
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146485Photo #146485Could the paths along the valley be widened for dual use, cycleway and walking. The roads are so busy with large vehicles and so many curbs not all with drop down bits, it would make it easier for workers to cycle to work and residents so cycle safely. Thanl youCycleway:
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146484Photo #146484Dangerous roads to cross for cyclists and pedestrians. Pedestrian lights needed.Temporary closure:
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146483Photo #146483Dangerous roads to cross for cyclists and pedestrians. Pedestrian lights needed.Temporary closure:
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146481Photo #146481Difficult junction to cross for pedestrians and cyclistsTemporary closure:
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146439Photo #146439Very bumpy track because of tree roots lifting tarmac needs new surface.Cycleway:
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146416Photo #146416Traffic calming and a pedestrian crossing needed part way up. Cars race up the bank here.Track:
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146415Photo #146415Traffic calming and better provision for cyclist needed in both directions.Cycleway:
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146410Photo #146410Until recently, there was a painted cycle lane N bound on A167. This should be reinstated.Cycleway:
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146262Photo #146262Trim the hedges! West side of Fellside Road between the pelican crossings at the Fellsider and Burnthouse Lane could be widened by about 50% if the hedges were trimmed, and that's only one example! Other examples abound, just look for them.Track:
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146259Photo #146259Make Coach Road for cycles onlyCycleway:
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146244Photo #146244This is narrow and a well used pavement. Traffic is far too fast and overhanging trees make it difficult to walk along, particularly with children.Track:
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146218Photo #146218The pavement is far too narrow here and used largely by families going to the park. Wider pavements would make it much safer for families with children.Track:
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146216Photo #146216Footpaths here are either too narrow, or too wide which encourages parking on the pavement. Wider pavements and designated parking (if needed) would improve safety.Track:
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146214Photo #146214Pavement is too narrow and hemmed in with barriers due to heavy traffic - makes physical distancing impossible
Wider pavements would make walking/ cycling to school safer and more pleasant
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146194Photo #146194Overhanging bushes blocking pavementTrack:
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146174Photo #146174Radical proposal: Build a new wider pedestrian/cycle path cantilevered from the side of the bridge, Use screening to separate from the traffic (noise, pollution and spray).Track:
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146173Photo #146173The shared pedestrian/cycle path is too narrow.Cycleway:
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146145Photo #146145Lots of delivery drivers (mostly for Dominos) parking on the pavement opposite. Need to enforce no parking as it makes it harder to walk pastTrack:
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146144Photo #146144Narrow pavements with cars parked both sides, on a heavily trafficked through route between Bensham/Durham Road and Split Crow Road/Old Durham Road - frequent buses too. At least one side should not have parking, and pavements widened, to improve both pedestrian and traffic flowTrack:
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146019Photo #146019Crawcrook Main Street could be improved by stopping cars and vans (not deliveries) from parking on the pavements and double yellow lines. When half a dozen are parked alongside the shops it is very hard to see what traffic is coming in the opposite direction and it leaves the road only one vehicle wide.Track:
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146008Photo #146008Cycle paths along Birtley are so dangerous and need improvingCycleway:
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145825Photo #145825Separate cycle lane on fellside road to protect cyclists from fast traffic. This will make a safe route from burnopefield to whickham.Cycleway:
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145771Photo #145771The Coatsworth Road Raceway

Despite a 20mph speed limit along Coatsworth Road this is routinely ignored by most drivers and it seems many drivers enjoy getting up a good head of steam along what is a fairly straight and wide road. Is there a way to look at using the road layout more effectively to reduce speeding and also to reduce constant parking on yellow lines and on pavements ?
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145694Photo #145694A shared use footpath /cycleway needs to be made.
Gateshead Council have just installed a new crash barrier, big electronic traffic sign AND a metal box all where cyclists and pedestrians need space off the busy main road.
This has reduced the space for cyclists and pedestrians.
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145685Photo #145685The A695 towards Blaydon Roundabout needs a safe lane for cyclists.
There is one lane which has no overtaking double white lines.
This is a busy 60 mph road and very dangerous for cyclists to share ONE lane with hgv and car traffic.
There is enough space for a cycle path to be added off the main road.
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145680Photo #145680More space is needed for pedestrians over the Blaydon Burn bridge.
It is dangerous when pedestrians have to squeeze between the bridge and the busy A695 road.
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145676Photo #145676Complete the pavement from Blaydon roundabout to Path Head roundabout. There are sections which have have tarmac paths and then the path just stops for about 300 metres before another section of tarmac footpath.Track:
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145666Photo #145666The road width has recently been NARROWED for cyclists by Gateshead Council. A proper separate space for cyclists needs to created at the light controlled junction.
There is not enough space for cycles and the many hgvs which use this road to pass each other safely.
When access was made from the new Fairfields Manor building site directly onto the A695, the laned off margin used by cyclists at each side of the road was removed at the traffic light section.
There is nowhere for cyclists using the A695 to escape if sqeezed out by cars, vans and HGVs.
A kerb has been added preventing cyclists escaping onto the grass verge in emergencies.
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145628Photo #145628Make this road 40mph limit from Greenside to High Spen, excessive speed is a problem multiple RTIs over the years particularly at the bends on Rogues Lane vehicles leaving the road hitting trees fences electricity poles and other vehicles many incidents not reported.Cycleway:
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145627Photo #145627Extend 40mph and cycle marking to Garesfield lane and on to WinlatonCycleway:
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145626Photo #145626Install Toucan crossingCycleway:
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145625Photo #145625Access to and from Greenside Rd near crossing improvementsCycleway:
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145623Photo #145623Widened pavement to
Enable safe social distancing for school children and carers
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145622Photo #145622Wider pavement to
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145568Photo #145568I was knocked off my bike here and know of someone else who was in the exact same spot. If the timing is bad, as cars coming out of Tesco's approach this junction, cyclists coming up the hill can end up in being in their blind spot. I think a stop sign is needed here rather than a give way.Temporary closure:
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145567Photo #145567This is a great bit of cycle path but can be very dangerous with cars coming from Berwick Road and Gladstone Terrace cutting straight across the cycleway. I have had to slam on my brakes a number of times to avoid a crash here. The give way lines and speed bumps are too far back, and I think cars think they have right of way. I have also been cut off from cars turning left onto these streets from High West Street.Temporary closure:
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145563Photo #145563Coatsworth Road is a busy street with lots of shops but it is also spoiled but too much on-street parking, on-pavement parking and speeding vehicles. I think the current availability of funding is a great opportunity to expand the pavements, look at filtering traffic and maybe even add in a cycle way. Lots of children use Coatsworth Road and there are a frequent number of speeding vehicles. If a redesign could be used to discourage speeding this would be a great start !Temporary closure:
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145552Photo #145552How do you directly access the riverside path (Centrelink/NCN 14) from the roundabout?Track:
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145549Photo #145549There is a signposted on-road cycle path on Bensham Road. This is too dangerous for cyclists to use, especially when travelling uphill. There should be a separate segregated cycle provision provided the length of Bensham Road and Lobley Hill Road.Cycleway:
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145446Photo #145446Stoneygate Lane from Duke of Cumberland down to Akzo Nobel/Nest Road

This road needs both a cycle lane AND resurfacing. There are a number of pot holes that are Ok in a car but if you go over on a bike really hurt your bum and damage bike wheels - try it and find out.

There are a lot of parked cars between the Metro/Rail bridge and the Felling Bypass Bridge at times which makes it dangerous with cars flying past you.

Another reason is that wagons and lorries use this route: combined with roads connecting to the bypass this is a very dangerous area.

The reason I am putting this road down as needing improvement is that Stoneygate Lane connects cycle lanes from Sunderland Road to a cycle path on Nest Road which then takes you down to the River Tyne and along to Newcastle City centre.

Thanks for your time, and I really hope you read this. Like I said try yourself cycling down Stoneygate Lane (I live nearby and will happily join to discuss) and I am certain you will understand why this is important.
Your faithfully
Graham Jolly
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145432Photo #145432To separate cycles from traffic exceeding limit on winding roadCycleway:
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145430Photo #145430On A692 Sunniside to Lobley Hill - to separate cycles from fast traffic (especially downhill, northbound)Cycleway:
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145429Photo #145429Very narrow bridge, with very narrow footpath, and lots of traffic, makes this almost impossible for cyclists, especially heading up Chowdene bank. Not sure how it could be fixed without another bridgeCycleway:
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145401Photo #145401Cycle path here at lower level is in extremely bad state of repair forcing cyclists onto the footpath and road. Please repairTrack:
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145398Photo #145398The road here is open to buses only while cyclists are forced onto a very busy multi use pavement on the side of the river. This pavement would be much safer and more enjoyable to use for all if cyclists were moved onto the bus only road. To my knowledge only 2 bus routes actually access this very quiet road so it could be shared safely.Temporary closure:
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145396Photo #145396Very short existing cycle lane cut short by parking, then feeds onto busy road on the swing bridge. Many many cyclists use this road to get in and out of Newcastle, a dedicated cycle space separate from cars would be preferable.Cycleway:
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145380Photo #145380The road becomes extremely narrow and hazardous for cyclists. A cycle lane or dedicated cycle/footpath would really help along the whole of Whickham Highway.Cycleway:
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145375Photo #145375Link New Road Cycleway to Follingsby Lane CyclewayCycleway:
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145333Photo #145333The pavement is very narrow. The road is also narrow with 2 blind corners and a summit so it is dangerous to step onto the road, or cycle uphill. At the very least please cut back the nettles immediately as there is currently less than 2 feet width.Track:
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145322Photo #145322Parked cars along this narrow stretch are a hazard to cyclists and pedestrians. Parking should be banned.Cycleway:
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145321Photo #145321Always lots and lots of children playing on the cycle path. Do not always respond to bell making it dangerous for them and the cyclists.Cycleway:
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145316Photo #145316Join 2 cycleways. There is a 20m section where the cycleway is not on the pavement and you need to get onto the road to navigate the busy junctionCycleway:
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145314Photo #145314Coatsworth Road is a busy street with lots of shops but it is also spoiled by too much on-street parking, on-pavement parking and speeding vehicles. I think the current availability of funding is a great opportunity to expand the pavements, look at filtering traffic and maybe even add in a cycle way. Lots of children use Coatsworth Road and there are a frequent number of speeding vehicles. If a redesign could be used to discourage speeding this would be a great start !Temporary closure:
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145312Photo #145312When you are climbing this hill on a bike and traffic comes up the narrow road behind you, you worry they will clip you as they pass.
Make a cycle path.
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145310Photo #145310There is a big factory here which interrupts the river path for cyclists. To cycle round it you have to go uphill and on roads with heavy goods vehicles as it is an industrial estate. It would be great to have a path on the actual quay, but failing that make an actual cycle path to make the link from Hebburn to Newcastle more straightforward and saferCycleway:
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145301Photo #145301There is already a "cycleway" between High Spen and Greenside but it is both far too narrow to share with pedestrians and the surface is potentially dangerous to cycle on.Cycleway:
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145276Photo #145276Coach Road from Lobley Hill to Lady Park should be closed to traffic. It is on a national cycle route[really?], yet the road is mainly single lane and 60mph. It is used as a rat run by non local people. Residents are unable to use the road to walk (and there is no footpath) for fear of being run over. There is not enough room for cars, bikes and pedestrians especially people who use wheelchairs so social distancing cannot take place. Closing the road may also help prevent the fly tipping that takes place.Temporary closure:
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145243Photo #145243Narrow footpath,impossible to social distance safely without access to roadwayTemporary closure:
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145145Photo #145145Narrow single lane country road for about 400 metres. No path or cycle lane. With a national speed limit, which drops to 30 as access to paths begins,
Quite a busy stretch of road for runners, cyclists, horse riders as well as motor vehicles. A path or cycle lane would make this a much safer stretch of road
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144976Photo #144976Stop cars when picking up children from school parking in the cycle lanesCycleway:
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144975Photo #144975Stop cars when picking up children from school parking in the cycle lanesCycleway:
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144974Photo #144974Hedge overhanging pavement making it difficult to social distance without walking on the road - needs cutting backTrack:
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144968Photo #144968Kells Lane is very busy for cars avoiding Durham Road, buses that need to run and with cars parked on both sides in some places it is a risk
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144851Photo #144851The pavement is very rough and narrow with a large number of obstacles to be negociated, cutting the trees/hedges back and resurfacing would make a massive improvementCycleway:
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144825Photo #144825When you get to the end of the Felling bypass, it feels counter-intuitive to have to go north in order to continue on towards the Tyne Bridge - I usually hop off the bike and cross the road just before the roundabout, towards the old Davy Roll works, then cycle down the side of the northbound carriageway (on pavement!) to the crossing outside Mecca bingo - better means of crossing the end of the Felling bypass would be great, also to avoid going through any underpass which tend to be a bit grotty and potentially unsafe.Cycleway:
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144818Photo #144818Narrow footway with pedestrian barrier inhibiting safe passingTrack:
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144774Photo #144774There are cycle ways here but lots of large vehicles associated with the businesses routinely park on these, stopping use for cyclists (and pedestrians)Cycleway:
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144773Photo #144773Would be great to have a protected cycleway here to help cyclists moving slowly up the steep hill.Cycleway:
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144771Photo #144771Huge bell-mouthed entrance on to Valley Drive for the side streets (both Ashtrees & Limetrees Gardens) encouraging high speed turns. Narrowing these entrances would give space for additional planters and trees and make the place feel more like a residential neighbourhood than an ex-A1 sliproad.Track:
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144758Photo #144758Bridge is dangerous for cyclists and path on eastern side too narrow for pedestrians and cyclists to share. Close southbound nearside lane to traffic and use water-filled barriers to create 2-way cycle way instead. Reduce speed limit to 30mphCycleway:
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143363Photo #143363The worst roundabout/junction in Gateshead. No safe crossings at junction for pedestrians or cyclists. Junction should be converted to a simple 4 way traffic junction with pedestrian/cycle crossings on each leg.Track:
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143362Photo #143362Zebra crossing converted to a toucan crossingTrack:
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143361Photo #143361Zebra converted to a toucan crossingTrack:
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