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171314Photo #171314Track:
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150139Photo #1501391.The path is simply not wide enough in places to accommodate the growing number of pedestrians, joggers and Lycra-clad cyclists. It’s only a matter of time before an accident happens.
2. With Askew Road now being turned into a bus lane and for access to Ochre Yards why can’t Pipewell Gate now be used to facilitate local traffic travelling west to east.
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155060Photo #155060A better way for pedestrians to cross the entrance and exit dual-carriageway road to the A1 at the Swalwell roundabout is needed. The northbound should be reduced to one lane, as it quickly narrows to one lane anyway, by building out the kerbs. The southbound exit road should be split by having a central island between the two lanes, similar to the one in the middle of the one-way road at Metrocentre (St Michael’s Way, east of American Golf). NB If the entrance carriageway is narrowed, that may give sufficient land to widen the exit carriageway and so make it easier for the central pedestrian island to be put in.Track:
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71179Photo #71179A bus shelter on the shared-use footway on the new alignment of Long Bank.Cycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
155054Photo #155054A central pedestrian refuge is needed at the east end of Sands Road, at the Swalwell roundabout. It’s currently quite scary crossing here partly because the roundabout is so large (in terms of road surface on which you can drive) and drivers seem to think they can drive all over the place, and do. Also it’s a five ir six way junction, with two of those being dual carriageways. Perhaps the path to the river, that leads down the left (west) side of the access road to the A1, can be improved as well. Better pedestrian crossing facilities are needed on some of the other roads meeting at this roundabout, too.Track:
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71175Photo #71175A choice of barriers on the access path from the Bowes Railway Path.Obstruction:
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71468Photo #71468A choice of shared footway or bus lane.Road environment:
Infrastructure
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157109Photo #157109A considerable amount of residents in the residential area walk and bike, should consider createing this area from Prince Consort Road down to the library should be considered for only pedestrians, bikes, and public transportation. This busy road runs along residential housing which causes disruption to living, this areas sees a considerable amount of footfall as well as with current social distancing guidelines this the roads should be temporarily be used for pedestrians as well.Track:
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149522Photo #149522A few bumps on route from tree routes. There is also the problem that the cyclepath is narrow in places due to the lack of grass cutting / weed trimming.Cycleway:
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71178Photo #71178A gate across the abandoned road alignment. There's a gap at the side for walkers and bikes.Obstruction:
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171316Photo #171316A grim and anti accessibility barrierObstruction:
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171304Photo #171304A high underpass below the A184
The Angel Cycleway is straight on.
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Good practice
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127580Photo #127580A marked on-road cycleway along Centrelink. At present, there is a shared pedestrian-cyclist path along the Tyne, adjacent to the Centrelink road. However, the shared pathway is narrow. If more cyclists felt they could cycle safely along Centrelink, this would reduce some of the pressure on the shared pathway. At present, Centrelink is very little used - it is only open to buses - but buses can go past at quite some speed.Cycleway:
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153721Photo #153721A mini roundabout and pedestrian refuge is needed at the top of Dunston Bank, to assist pedestrians and cyclists going along Whickham Highway B6317. The pedestrian refuge at the top of Dunston Bank would work with the mini roundabout to allow pedestrians to cross Dunston Bank more safely, and in two stages rather than one. The refuge would reduce the number of dangers that pedestrians currently have to simultaneously cope with. Currently vehicle drivers are so concentrated in turning right at the top of the very steep Dunston Bank that they exercise poor clutch control and handbrake use and often roll backwards. They also pull out hurriedly due to the infrequency of occasions when there apparently isn’t traffic coming from both directions on Whickham Highway, and treat westbound cyclist as invisible. A mini roundabout would change priorities and reduce the risk of a collision with a cyclist. It would also slow down westbound traffic on Whickham Highway, so that cyclists will not be so intimidated to the west of the junction. The B6317 curves slightly to the left towards Whickham, with vegetation also blocking the view for drivers, so anything the slows traffic down will be very helpful, as it will reduce the chances of a cyclist being hit along that stretch, too.Track:
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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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171315Photo #171315A random and awful barrier in the path.Obstruction:
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155166Photo #155166A ridiculously sparse arrangement of bus stops, next to old people’s homes! Despite being slightly up from the junction with North View, buses turning right into North View don’t pick up or set down at the stop currently used by services going down Whickham Bank. The bus stop sign at least should be moved backwards up the hill a few yards and then Go Northeast won’t have an excuse for not stopping the 69 and 97 there before turning right. And the stop for going south up the hill is one the wrong side of the junction. That means a 69 coming along North View passes a stop 300 metres before the junction, then goes up Whickham Bank and along Whickham Front Street before getting to another stop, almost a thousand metres later. Remember the 69 is a hospital service, running to the QE at Sherriff Hill, so should be stopping a bit more conveniently. There’s a large multi-storey old persons’ complex near these stops. The situation for the 97 is even worse, as the next stop is quite a way up Fellside Road. An additional southbound stop with a lay-by could be created on Fellside Road, just south of Fellside Court, where there is a wide pavement. Its northbound equivalent could be at the top of the bank, next to the grassy area, again with a lay-by. Both these stops would benefit the M6 service which comes up the bank and turns into Fellside Road.Track:
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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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143355Photo #143355A signalised crossing is required at this junction.Track:
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71022Photo #71022A very poor quality cycle path.Cycleway:
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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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156636Photo #156636Access gate onto Keelman's Way is too narrow for wheelchairs. The surface is often very muddy too.Track:
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145625Photo #145625Access to and from Greenside Rd near crossing improvementsCycleway:
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127566Photo #127566Add a cycleway on Bottle Bank, so that cyclists on the cycleway along the Tyne can reach the cycleway on the Tyne Bridge.Cycleway:
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118563Photo #118563Add cycle path and link it to the ones on Scotswood RoadCycleway:
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155364Photo #155364Add speed bumps. People swing round here fast and there’s nowhere for pedestrians to stand, especially as cars park all along the pavementTemporary closure:
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141612Photo #141612Advisory cycle lane phases in and out of existence on extremely wide road with both parking & vegetation - reassess provisionCycleway:
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152977Photo #152977All over Gateshead steep hills deter people from cycling. It would help with cycling's image and take-up if there were signs on key hilly cycling routes saying it's OK to push your bike up the hill!Cycleway:
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152972Photo #152972Although the lack of a solution to the muddy and potholed middle of Quality Row Road is allegedly caused by uncertainty over the ownership of that short stretch, it may be possible to build a footpath and cycle path on the grassy area to the west side. This is a key pedestrian and cycle through-route between old Swalwell village and the Clavering Road area, and could be even more so, especially in winter.Track:
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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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153692Photo #153692An intercity rail station, perhaps called Gateshead Angel, should be built on the underused Tyne Yard. It could be one of the best cycle connected long-distance rail stations in the country, if some cycle lane improvements in this largely flat area can be put in place (also the Bowes Railway cycle route passes Kibblesworth just to the south of the rail freight yard). Cycle hire could available for incoming visitors, who might be visiting e.g. the Team Valley Trading Estate. Also, there should be more secure cycle storage, for people who are taking the train to go away for a few days (one of the best examples of secure cycle storage is at Leicester railway station – it’s actually indoors). Ultimately, HS2 trains could also stop here. There might also be local trains for ‘cycle park and ride’ users. Obviously there would also be a bus station and car parking facilities, given the proximity to local bus routes and to the A1. If people aren’t driving on roads towards Newcastle either to work or to catch the train at Central Station towards London etc., then there is more capacity on the roads for cyclist commuters.Cycleway:
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171311Photo #171311An old but still awful A frame. Surface quite worn. Then straight over Old Durham road for The Angel CyclewayObstruction:
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9484Photo #9484Angel of the NorthOther:
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17926Photo #17926Angel of the NorthDestination:
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26375Photo #26375Angel of the North viewed from the trainDestination:
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11447Photo #11447Angel of the North, Gateshead, with bollardsDestination:
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158432Photo #158432Anti motorcycle and vehicle barrier on RCR11Cycle parking:
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71469Photo #71469Apparently those cycling to Newcastle and Gateshead need to join the carriageway (bus lane for some distance) here. Others can stay on the shared-use footway.

A thoughtfully positioned sign for pedestrians.
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Infrastructure
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154650Photo #154650As you merge from The Avenue to Old Durham Rd there is a bend and you cannot see the cars driving on the main road until is too late. Even though it is a 30mph zone drivers drive at speeds over 40 mph. Either we need a speed camera installed at the main road or a traffic light to regulate the traffic. Also we desperately need the council to act more intelligently in regards to cycle lanes. We need one desperately to run all the way from Wrekenton to city centre. Instead the council is wasting money on unnecessary additional cycle lanes at city centre where they already exist. Sorry for the language but this is really stupid. Even my 8 years old understands that.Temporary closure:
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127586Photo #127586At present, the signage only permits buses to travel south-west onto Pipewellgate. If the signage allowed cyclists through too, this would reduce congestion on the shared pedestrian-cycle path along the front of the Tyne.Cycleway:
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161089Photo #161089Avenue 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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150764Photo #150764Bike shop in one of the containers under the Tyne BridgeBike shop:
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15850Photo #15850Blaydon Races plaque on wall between railway and Stella Rd B6317. Song written 1862, after racing started in 1861, ending on Stella Haugh in 1914.Destination:
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156331Photo #156331Brewery Bank is very slippy in frosty and snowy weather. Please put some steps in for people walking down from Crowley Road. There's plenty of pavement that can be partly used to save us all from sliding down on our arses. You could probably put steps on some of the other little roads and paths going down to Hexham Road and Market Lane. It would help the old folk and disabled going down from the Swalwell Terraces to Lidl and the bus stops. They get trapped in their homes in wintry weather because of the hills in Swalwell.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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158426Photo #158426Bridge on the Bowes Railway Path, WardleyTrack:
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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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153657Photo #153657Build a pedestrian/cycling subway to cross the A167 like on Newcastle side or bridge (avoid interrupting traffic and makes pedestrian/cycling crossing faster)Track:
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150236Photo #150236Build Dutch Style Roundabout to allow safer use by cyclists and pedestrians. -This roundabout puts cyclists off cycling since it is dangerous with fast moving traffic and nonexistent segregated cycle lanes. It is an important link to the rest of Tyneside which currently can't be safely used by cyclists to get to work/shop.Cycleway:
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131372Photo #131372Build new cycle/foot path to avoid current diversion through Metro Riverside Park and along busy main road to Mandela WayCycleway:
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150297Photo #150297Busy area for offices at Team Valley but no cycle lanes. This should be one of the first areas to change to add cycleways and widen pavementsCycleway:
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132616Photo #132616Can’t see round corner and cyclists do not stop for pedestrians and motorists and is very busy with the chip shop park and derwent walk entrance/exit past Gardner and wake to parkTrack:
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46175Photo #46175Car parking along entire length of contraflow cycle lane (see also #46174), and empty car parking bays either side in foregroundCar storage:
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46174Photo #46174Car parking along entire length of contraflow cycle lane (see also #46175)Car storage:
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165597Photo #165597Cars fly down Blaydon Bank. Path should be wider to accommodate a cycle lane, parking restricted and speed limit reduced to 20Cycleway:
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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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154714Photo #154714Cars parking up on the pavement while waiting for kids to come out of the top gate, making it difficult to social distance when walking along this pavementTrack:
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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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124455Photo #124455Close Salters Bridge. Large volumes of speeding traffic is making safe social distancing for pedestrians and cyclists impossibleTemporary closure:
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118265Photo #118265Close the takeaways!!
Give the people their paths back and lock all the drivers up who deliver pizzas.
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124837Photo #124837Closure to allow the whole road to be free from high volume high speed traffic. This frees the space for a cycle link east west and room for walkers and buggiesTemporary closure:
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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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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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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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141614Photo #141614Comically narrow advisory cycle lane (maybe 2ft) - just remove as completely pointlessCycleway:
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147713Photo #147713Complete resurfacing please. It's an awful cycle, especially near the newish road crossing.Cycleway:
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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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154715Photo #154715Connect these two paths properly by making a hypotenuse to the triangle with a very tight angleTrack:
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172743Photo #172743Constantly parked cars making the road very narrow, and on an especially steep part of the hill, making cycling particularly dangerousCycleway:
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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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155876Photo #155876Could we please have some lighting in Chase Park in Whickham? Quite a lot of people pass through after dark. Small lamp posts from the central meeting point of the main paths, as far as the four entrances would do, there's no need to floodlight the place! It would help pedestrians and cyclists, and dog-walkers on the dark evenings, and encourage more of them to pass through, which in turn would discourage any anti-social behaviour.Track:
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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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93001Photo #93001CrossingCycleway:
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143353Photo #143353Crossing facilties are located in the wrong place. The roundabout needs to be removed, simplified into a normal 4 way junction with simple pedestrian crossings on all sides to access Sage, Quays, College, Business park etc.Track:
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155061Photo #155061Crossing Market Lane near the Swalwell roundabout is like taking your life in your hands. Drivers come off the roundabout too fast and unpredictably, as you can’t always predict where they are going as there are so many exists, and the road surface of the roundabout is ridiculously over-sized. A proper central pedestrian refuge island and possibly a zebra crossing is needed on Market Lane, and the existing island probably needs to extend further east. Drivers also come down Market Lane too fast. So perhaps speed humps are need for both directions.Track:
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71019Photo #71019Crossing point on Newcastle Bank for going left towards the Angle of the North, or right for the Bowes Railway Path.Route sign:
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171302Photo #171302Crossing the A185. Pelaw Metro is straight over as is The Angel CyclewayRoute sign:
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155165Photo #155165Crossing Whickham / Swalwell Bank at the end of North View is not pleasant at busy times. Can we please have a zebra crossing where the current pathetic island is in the middle of the main road? Sometimes the only way to get across is to wave at a driver going downhill to get their attention and make it clear you are going to step out in front of them. The morning rush hour is particularly bad for there being no breaks in the traffic going down the hill. Don’t forget that on the west side there’s a cut through to Heathwood Avenue and the Fellside estates.Temporary closure:
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151486Photo #151486Cut the hedge back properly so you can fit past the bus stop!Track:
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149835Photo #149835Cycle lane regularly blocked by cars parking here. Council needs to improve enforcement.Cycleway:
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140149Photo #140149Cycle lanes needed on Whickham HighwayCycleway:
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20623Photo #20623Cycle parking at the BALTIC Centre for Contemporary ArtCycle parking:
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20638Photo #20638Cycle parking at the MetroCentreCycle parking:
Good practice
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71470Photo #71470Cycle parking for the Angel of the North, with refreshments!Cycle parking:
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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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147717Photo #147717Cycle path needs filling in and surfacing. It's actually dangerous.Cycleway:
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146008Photo #146008Cycle paths along Birtley are so dangerous and need improvingCycleway:
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135388Photo #135388Cycle/footpath narrows with lampposts close to doorwaysCycleway:
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154710Photo #154710Cyclepaths on here very muddyCycleway:
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93000Photo #93000CyclewayCycleway:
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20635Photo #20635Cycleway along the TyneCycleway:
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71465Photo #71465Cycleway crossing busy dual carriageway next to roundabout without any assistance.Road environment:
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71466Photo #71466Cycleway crossing busy dual carriageway next to roundabout without any assistance.Road environment:
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93002Photo #93002Cycleway just becomes shared-useCycleway:
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132711Photo #132711Cycleway needs widening to allow walkers and cyclists to pass safelyCycleway:
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154709Photo #154709Cycleway part of path has unreasonably steep ramps up to the path level every time there is a seating area. This path can be very busy, and the ramps make it more awkwardCycleway:
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93003Photo #93003Cycleway signageGeneral sign/notice:
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134881Photo #134881Cycleway to separate from cars travelling north (downhill) to traffic lights with front stCycleway:
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140603Photo #140603Cycling along the Team Valley (Kingsway North and South) can be particularly dangerous, particularly at peak times, however it is a key artery into Lamesley/Birtley or into Lobley Hill/Gateshead Town Centre. Footpaths are obviously not for cyclist use anyway, and are not suitable even if they were. A dedicated cycle path (North and South lanes) would improve safety and bike usage dramatically.Cycleway:
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132615Photo #132615Cycling and pedestrians in direct competition to use the path/bus stop cycle way and lots of overgrown trees bushesTrack:
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