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188659

This section is a dirt track which is frequently muddy and full of large puddles. It also has no lighting at all, making it undesirable to use when dark.

Repairing the holes & ruts in the path and resurfacing are a must. Adding lighting too would be even better.

Track:
Problem
188286

This section is a dirt track which is frequently muddy and full of large puddles. It also has no lighting at all, making it undesirable to use when dark.

Repairing the holes & ruts in the path and resurfacing are a must. Adding lighting too would be even better.

Track:
Problem
187578

Cycle lane would be good here

Cycleway:
Problem
187138

For people that want to get from Keelmans Way up to street level, to visit local shops such as Pumphreys Coffee, this path is the most direct way. However it’s very uneven, narrow and overgrown. If it were cleaned up it would also allow easy access to Blaydon Burn.

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Problem
186967

Illegal use of motorbikes is a nuisance along the entire river. Perhaps installing "squeeze gate" stiles like on the Tanfield Railway path would allow all cyclists, wheelchair users, etc. to still use the path but prevent rowdy youths scaring users of Keelman's Way which is *very* narrow between the marked location in Stella and Blaydon.

Temporary closure:
Problem
186966

The stiles used on this path means it is not suitable for cycling as its the "step over" kind. Perhaps the "squeeze" type stiles used on the Tanfield Railway Path would encourage more cycling.

Cycleway:
Problem
186965

The path from Stella into Blaydon is relatively narrow, unlit and doesn't feel safe for vulnerable people to walk to the train station. I appreciate the fences either side are there for a reason, but the tarmac surface doesn't even stretch across the full width from fence to fence. And without lighting the path is unusable to women or other vulnerable users half of the year.

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Problem
186528

Parking needs to be enforced here. cars are parking across the whole pavement on a very dangerous corner.

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Problem
186527

This is the main walking route to Baltic Quays, Newcastle, Gateshead etc. from St James village and the metro station, but there's no dedicated pedestrian crossing here, you have to chance it when the lights change. Extremely dangerous at rush hour and how are people with disabilities meant to cross safely? shockingly bad infrastructure right next to a metro station.

Road environment:
Problem
186183

Very narrow footpath- footpath could be easily widened as space there for parked cars.

Track:
Problem
186182

A cycle lane through Low Fell much needed. One separated from traffic so accessible for children. Lots of parking on both sides of street - could be repurposed?

Cycleway:
Problem
186181

Very narrow foot path for so many pedestrians. Would be good to widen footpaths and prioritise children getting to school safely.

Track:
Problem
185888

Why can you make this a pedestrian and cycle path it would be ideal for people going to the park and pupils going to the local school

Cycleway:
Problem
185388

Pedestrian and cycle path from Gateshead to Kells Lane then directed on to main road which has not got a cycle lane and is very narrow with parked cars - please put a way for cyclists to carry on cycling on the path through the shopping area

Cycleway:
Problem
185377

To many parked cars make it cycle and pedestrians path way from Gateshead Town Centre to Birtley that world be safer until we can have cycle lane only paths

Cycleway:
Problem
182444 Photo #182444

The Cycleway alongside the A195 looking south at it disappearing into the trees

Cycleway:
Infrastructure
182443 Photo #182443

Looking north at the crossing point of the A195.

Road environment:
Infrastructure
181598

Make it easier for cyclists to pass through Rowlands Gill village and access Derwent Walk. The main road is currently too busy, narrow and dangerous. Perhaps a cycle contraflow along Stirling Lane or Middleton Avenue, or another light- controlled crossing point.

Cycleway:
Problem
181597

Pavement through Rowlands Gill village centre is too narrow and can be intimidating, especially with the high volume of HGV traffic.

Track:
Problem
181596

Install a dedicated cycle track to reduce competition between cyclists and pedestrians on shared path.

Cycleway:
Problem
180407

Amend junction of Glossop Street and B6315 to improve safety for cyclists and pedestrians. Poor visibility makes cyclists harder to be seen, and there have been a number of crashes and near misses. Footpath far too narrow, especially with children or dogs. This will only become more dangerous with new housing in High Spen and Chopwell.

Cycleway:
Problem
180406

Traffic calming measures to reduce the danger posed by speeding vehicles along Strothers Road. This will create a safer environment for children to play.

Temporary closure:
Problem
180405

Widening and surface improvements to accommodate pedestrians and cyclists.

Cycleway:
Problem
180404

Amend junction to improve safety for cyclists and pedestrians. Poor visibility makes cyclists harder to be seen, and there have been a number of crashes and near misses. Footpath far too narrow, especially with children or dogs. This will only become more dangerous with new housing in High Spen and Chopwell.

Cycleway:
Problem
180403

Expand and improve public right of way network to create a traffic-free route from Chopwell Woods to the rest of High Spen

Track:
Problem
180402

Clear fallen trees obstructing bridleway between High Spen and Rowlands Gill

Cycleway:
Problem
180401

Install a cycleway between Rowlands Gill and High Spen along B6315 to improve cycle safety and encourage more local people to travel by bike.

Cycleway:
Problem
180400

A segregated cycleway, alongside a new pathway, would make it possible to travel between High Spen and Winlaton on foot or by bike.

Cycleway:
Problem
178166

Junction narrowing needed to reduce crossing distance and continuous/ blended crossing needed (good examples in Crawcrook and Prudhoe)

Track:
Problem
178165

Junction narrowing needed to reduce crossing distance outside the school and continuous/ blended crossing needed (good examples in Crawcrook and Prudhoe)

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Problem
178164

Continuous/ blended crossing needed (good examples in Crawcrook and Prudhoe)

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Problem
178163

Junction narrowing needed to reduce crossing distance and continuous/ blended crossing needed (good examples in Crawcrook and Prudhoe)

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Problem
178162

Continous/ blended crossing needed (good examples in Crawcrook and Prudhoe)

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Problem
178161

Continous/ blended crossing needed (good examples in Crawcrook and Prudhoe)

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Problem
178160

Continous/ blended crossing needed (good examples in Crawcrook and Prudhoe)

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Problem
178159

Continous/ blended crossing needed (good examples in Crawcrook and Prudhoe)

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178158

Another really hazardous junction to cross - suggest banning left turning traffic coming from Main Rd westbound and banning right turns from Hexham Old Rd to enable crossing improvements - continuous footway?

Temporary closure:
Problem
178157

Crossing improvement needed over Woodside Ln. There are lots of traffic movements around this central space which need rationalising (see comment above regarding Lane Head and Hexham Old Rd). This junction head needs to be narrowed considerably to reduce the crossing distance.

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Problem
178156

This is a really hazardous crossing point, with vehicles able to take this junction at speed. No reason to have left and right turn lanes on the other arm of the junction, so I suggest this side is stopped up to create a continuous footway across. Possibility even to improve public space here- reinstate the old pant (fountain)?

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178155

Rat-running traffic causes issues on this street and the junction is dangerous for people on foot, particularly those walking to the nursery and schoolchildren. Preventing traffic accessing from the southern end would enable junction improvements and reduce volumes of unnecessary traffic using this residential street.

Temporary closure:
Problem
178154

Access restrictions to reduce speeds and volumes of cars on Barmoor Lane and to enable pavement widening.

Temporary closure:
Problem
178152

Narrow pavements and excessive vehicle speeds make this popular route really uncomfortable to walk along. Suggest it is reduced to single-carriageway with access only/ one-way?

Track:
Problem
178151

High volume of traffic, well above current guidance (LTN 1/20) for cycling and excessive emissions at this point outside the school. Walking and cycling infrastrucutre improvements needed, as well as measures to reduce volumes of vehicles using Main Rd- maximise use of bypass.

Cycleway:
Problem
178150

High volume of traffic, well above current guidance (LTN 1/20) for cycling. Walking and cycling infrastrucutre improvements needed, as well as measures to reduce volumes of vehicles using Main Rd- maximise use of bypass.

Cycleway:
Problem
178149

High volume of traffic, well above current guidance (LTN 1/20) for cycling. Walking and cycling infrastrucutre improvements needed, as well as measures to reduce volumes of vehicles using Main Rd- maximise use of bypass.

Cycleway:
Problem
177380

New road improvement at roundabout has no consideration for cyclists or pedestrians and has increased danger for cyclists in this area

Cycleway:
Problem
175879 Photo #175879

Extremely steep "cycle path" wih very tight turns at the top and bottom, leading from the Angel Cycleway onto the East Gateshead Cycleway. No Cycling signs and steps on the obvious alternate route.

Obstruction:
Problem
175875 Photo #175875

Almost impenetrable barrier on link from Wardley to NCN14

Obstruction:
Problem
175349

Throughout unmaintained paths and resting areas. Feels unsafe. Rubbish everywhere. The railing to protect from felling into the river is nonexistent. Would be nice to have a river crossing to avoid the busy city centre.

Temporary closure:
Problem
174791

Very poor/uneven road surface, unable to ride safely. Forced to ride in the centre of the lane.

Cycleway:
Problem
174487

REMOVE THE STUPID GATE, ITS A PAIN FOR CYCLES AND ALSO POINTLESS

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Problem
174484

REMOVE AWFUL GATES

Cycleway:
Problem
174483

REMOVE GATES - BOTH SIDES OF THE ROAD

Cycleway:
Problem
174482

Please REMOVE terrible gates at ends of each walkway you brutes

Cycleway:
Problem
174481

Gates at each sides of the cycle paths are a nightmare!!! Cut them ALL DOWN ASAP!!! How many scratches, bumps and swearing do you want you cyclists to be doing? Please Please Please

Cycleway:
Problem
174480

Bike track is rutted, rocky, great fun, very overgrown, underpasses are pitch black. covered in glass. Ok for me on my chunky bike but not suitable for many cyclists

Cycleway:
Problem
174479

Bike track - entrance from Lobley Hill side is very hard to see, dark, overgrown, path muddied, slippy, dangerous into subway. Have fallen off here

Cycleway:
Problem
172747

Visibility out of Nursery Lane is very poor for all types of traffic, and cars come around the corner of Carr Hill Road too fast - maybe the 20mph past the school should be extended?

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Problem
172745

If no changes can be made to the roundabout as already suggested - there needs to be space to slow down and make a left-then-right turn on to Camilla St and up on to the raised walk way without risk to yourself (from buses behind you), cars coming out of the junction, or pedestrians.

Cycleway:
Problem
172743

Constantly parked cars making the road very narrow, and on an especially steep part of the hill, making cycling particularly dangerous

Cycleway:
Problem
171380 Photo #171380

Left for The Angel Cycleway
Right for ncn15.
If you go left and then Gosforth tce you can pick up a link path to rejoin NCN14 at Abbotsford road. Flat and much better in bad weather

Route sign:
Infrastructure
171316 Photo #171316

A grim and anti accessibility barrier

Obstruction:
Problem
171315 Photo #171315

A random and awful barrier in the path.

Obstruction:
Problem
171314 Photo #171314

No caption has been set.

Track:
Infrastructure
171313 Photo #171313

The Angel Cycleway path is not great through Wrekenton and this is one of the better bits

Track:
Problem
171312 Photo #171312

For The Angel Cycleway, turn left onto the path beside the radio mast

Route sign:
Infrastructure
171311 Photo #171311

An old but still awful A frame. Surface quite worn. Then straight over Old Durham road for The Angel Cycleway

Obstruction:
Problem
171310 Photo #171310

For The Angel Cycleway turn left of Whitehill drive and take to the paths across White Hill. The tarmac runs out here

Route sign:
Infrastructure
171309 Photo #171309

The Angel Cycleway is left onto Whitehill drive.

Route sign:
Infrastructure
171308 Photo #171308

If you're following The Angel Cycleway then it's easy to miss this sign pointing to the right

Route sign:
Infrastructure
171307 Photo #171307

The Angel Cycleway takes a left and joins the road here

Cycle parking:
Problem
171306 Photo #171306

The Angel Cycleway as it crosses High Lanes. A slightly poor crossing.

Route sign:
Good practice
171305 Photo #171305

The Angel Cycleway though Felling. A nice smooth and wide tarmac path.

Cycleway:
Good practice
171304 Photo #171304

A high underpass below the A184
The Angel Cycleway is straight on.

Route sign:
Good practice
171303 Photo #171303

Left to Bowes railway path RCR11
Straight ahead to East Gateshead and Washington
Right for The Angel Cycleway to Wrekenton

Route sign:
Good practice
171302 Photo #171302

Crossing the A185. Pelaw Metro is straight over as is The Angel Cycleway

Route sign:
Good practice
168577

Pavement is wide enough however people always park their cars on it, despite the No Parking signs on the wall, meaning pedestrians have to walk along the road.
Oddly, bollards have been added to pavements in other (much quieter) areas of this estate but not on North Side between Autumn Drive and Fall Pass where pavement parking occurs regularly each day.

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Problem
167993

New housing has been built over a number of paths which have been in use for decades. This type of piecemeal nibbling away at footpaths is a significant deterrent to walking as it makes journeys on foot longer and more convoluted.

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167992

There appears to be building work which has blocked a path which has been used by people on foot for several decades. This type of piecemeal nibbling away at footpaths is a significant deterrent to walking as it makes journeys on foot longer and more convuluted.

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Problem
167676

No cycle lane, too many parked cars in Low Fell - maybe needs people and cycle path from Gateshead to the Angel

Cycleway:
Problem
165623

This section of Bottle Bank is poorly paid out from both a cyclist and a driver's perspective. There's a pedestrian refuge just before Curzon Place (Hilton), and it's unclear which lane the cars should be in. Could one of the lanes going downhill be made a cycle lane?

Also, it's unclear whether cyclists travelling north up Bottle Bank or not? Or whether the safer preferred route is to come up the hill via Church Street. If the latter, there needs better signage for the cyclist down at Bridge Street to head towards The Sage before turning right up Church Street. Also these are some steep hills so segregated cycle lanes/shared use would be very much preferred!!!

Cycleway:
Problem
165622

This 'temporary' junction is a bit of a 'dogs dinner' with the temporary barriers and traffic lights for cyclists not being clear what they are/are not getting the green light for. The traffic lights are not necessary for most cyclists traveling down West Street and turning right along Askew Rd to the Tyne, or the journey back traveling along Askew Rd and then turning left up West Street.

'Act in haste, repent at leisure' for this cycle junction scheme.

(and the less said about trying to turn the flyover into a cycle route the better!)

Cycleway:
Problem
165621

For cyclists going north to Gateshead there is a good choice of shared use or bus lane to use.

However on the cycle journey back from Gateshead, traveling southbound, it is unclear when are you expected to cross to the bus lane on the 'correct' side of Durham Rd when heading south, and how this should be done safely.

I suggest making this clearer at the Shipcote Lane / Durham Rd junction with a Toucan crossing OR alternatively providing a clear shared use path to Durham Rd / Prince Consort Rd junction and provide Toucan crossing there.

Cycleway:
Problem
165620

Poor quality of street lighting at the top of Lynnholme Gardens makes this a very dark section for pedestrians and cyclists during winter. Additional lamp column required to light the top section.

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Problem
165619

To reiterate other comments in the area, the entire section of National cycle route 14 between Staithes Rd and the Intu Metro Centre needs to be fully re-designed/re-considered. It is a barrier to encourage people to that shopping/leisure location.

Specifically - there's no way that the footway meets current standards for shared cycle and footway, it's very narrow by the shops on Staithes Rd, and by the bus stop, and at other locations due to poor location of street furniture. The sight lines to cross at Kingfisher Court are very poor. Also further along A114 traveling towards the Metro Centre, the quality of the cycle route is very poor due to ponding and tree routes and/or the footway is also narrow again (not meeting current shared cycle route standards).


Alternatively, you can risk cycling on the road, which is not suitable for the novice cyclist, and not pleasant for an experienced cyclist. The quality of the road tarmac is shocking, there's no bus/cycle lane for most of it (but plenty of buses due to the depot). And cars have a tendency to speed around the corner on the A1114.

My suggestion would be to increase the width of the path on the northern side of the A1114 so that it actually meets current standards for shared path and improve the bus stop layout (take away the bus layby) and street furniture (similar to Durham Rd near Bensham), narrow the road entrances to cormorant drive and kingfisher Court to improve sight lines for crossing these. Then widen/resurface the shared route on the footpath going towards the Metro Centre, especially the sections adjacent to the road.

Resurface the road.

This would allow novice and more experienced cyclists to use this section more safely.

Cycleway:
Problem
165597

Cars fly down Blaydon Bank. Path should be wider to accommodate a cycle lane, parking restricted and speed limit reduced to 20

Cycleway:
Problem
163856

The last 3 times I have cycled up this road overtaking cars have entered the contraflow cycle lane, which creates a real danger of a head on collision. Suggest put additional signage to warn cars of the bike lane, or widen the bike lane and put in a physical barrier to prevent cars entering the bike lane

Cycleway:
Problem
162012

PATH IS APPROX 1 METRE WIDE AND PEDESTRIANS PASS WITHIN 30CM OF EACH OTHER FACE TO FACE AS ONLY ONE SIDE OF BRIDGE PEDESTRIANISED. IN COVID 19 UNACCEPTABLE RISK. ALSO UNSAFE DUE TO PROXIMITY OF PEDESTRIANS. BUSY ROAD WITH LIMITED VIEW OF ONCOMING BUSES AND CARS. ROAD IS BUSIER THAN EVER INCLUDING WITH CYCLISTS. SUGGEST TRAFFIC CALMING MEASURES FOR TRAFFIC LIGHTS urgently needed.

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Problem
161090

Stop parking on pavements as this is narrowing pavements and causing vulnerable pedestrians having to share narrow road space with fast moving vehicles irrespective of ineffective speed humps!!

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Problem
161089

Avenue Road NE8 4JH is a busy avenue on route to Saltwell Park, the Leisure Centre, Library and soon to be Shipcote School, vehicles constantly park on the pavements restricting pedestrians access and making them use the road to make progress! This especially affects wheelchair users and young mothers and fathers with pushchairs along with elderly pedestrians using walking aids. The recent speed humps placed in Avenue Road are really ineffective and do not slow traffic, it would have been more effective to have duplicated existing speed humps that are higher and are more effective!
Avenue Road is an accident waiting to happen as it is used as a rat run avoiding the busier Durham Road especially when the new school opens!

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Problem
161088

More signs are needed to encourage dog walkers to 'scoop the poop' of their dogs into a dog waste bag, or use "stick to flick" to get rid of dog faeces into the undergrowth either side of paths like Woodhouses Lane. I've put the marker near this access point off Parkdale Rise, as there is an irresponsible owner of a large dog who lives near here, and he lets it defecate in the middle of the nice newly surfaced path. His excuse is that horses and ponies do their business on it, but he’s ignoring the fact that it's a bridleway, and that the faeces of a carnivore is toxic and dangerous compared to a herbivore. There are many more like him. So, all over Gateshead, where there are entrances to rural paths, and on those rights of way themselves, it would greatly help if the council put up signs warning dog-walkers of their obligations.

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Problem
159303

There is a very slippy slope down from Parkway (road) to Woodhouses Lane, the path that was resurfaced with grit in late 2019 – early 2020. People are attempting to clamber down the muddy slope, especially for exercise during lockdown. Note, the muddy slope is opposite the grassy area between the ends of the streets L’Arbre Crescent and Syron. There needs to be wooden or concrete steps down to Woodhouses Lane from Parkway, and there also needs to proper paths and steps down onto Parkway from L’Arbre Crescent and Syron. This would create through routes giving residents further up the housing estate better access to the countryside, without the risk of injury from a fall.

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Problem
158797 Photo #158797

Narrow, overgrown, muddy path with bad signposting and a barrier that would restrict non-standard cycles. Path is only a hundred metres or so but this isn’t clear on entry and forward visibility is very poor.

Obstruction:
Problem
158795 Photo #158795

Narrow, overgrown, muddy path with bad signposting and a barrier that would restrict non-standard cycles. Path is only a hundred metres or so but this isn’t clear on entry and forward visibility is very poor.

Cycleway:
Problem
158593

If you come down the path (nicely paved) from the Poachers Pocket on Market Lane and go under the A1, you’re faced with a choice of two routes, the most useful of which is in poor condition. The rightmost is more useful as it goes towards Dunston but is in very poor condition, with mud, huge ruts and puddles. Furthermore, there needs to be a path and cycle route to the left to take you more directly towards MetroCentre, especially Marks and Spencer and the green quadrant, and indeed people have worn a rough path across the grass. The straight-on path is in better condition but it’s rather a long way round into the shopping centre.

Track:
Problem
158436 Photo #158436

Link path to Abbotsford Road

Cycleway:
Infrastructure
158432 Photo #158432

Anti motorcycle and vehicle barrier on RCR11

Obstruction:
Problem
158431 Photo #158431

The start of the path from Leam Lane to Springwell. Don't get excited, the tarmac doesn't last long!

Cycleway:
Good practice
158430 Photo #158430

New short section of path where RCR11 crosses Leam Lane in Gateshead and heads up to Springwell

Cycleway:
Good practice
158427 Photo #158427

The Bowes Railway Path

Track:
Infrastructure

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