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All photos in & around Newcastle upon Tyne

Showing items 1 to 100 from total of 387 items. Ordered by photo # ascending.

Photo # Icon Photo Caption Categorisation
9484Photo #9484Angel of the NorthOther:
Misc
general
11446Photo #11446Gateshead School Travel plan sign on bollard, beside traffic calming pillows. Chowdene Bank, near Oakfield Junior an dInfant Schools.Other:
Good practice
general
11447Photo #11447Angel of the North, Gateshead, with bollardsDestination:
Misc
destinations
12039Photo #12039Millennium Bridge, Gateshead to NewcastleCycleway:
Good practice
cycleways
15849Photo #15849Phoenix Cobbles mosaic under New Redheugh Bridge over River Tyne, GatesheadDestination:
Misc
destinations
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:
Misc
destinations
17926Photo #17926Angel of the NorthDestination:
Infrastructure
destinations
17927Photo #17927Gateshead Millennium Bridge - the world's first and only tilting cycle bridge!Cycleway:
Good practice
cycleways
19819Photo #19819Gateshead Millennium Bridge, in its raised positionCycleway:
Good practice
cycleways
19820Photo #19820Gateshead Millennium Bridge, in its raised positionCycleway:
Good practice
cycleways
20623Photo #20623Cycle parking at the BALTIC Centre for Contemporary ArtCycle parking:
Good practice
cycleparking
20630Photo #20630Tyne BridgeRoad environment:
Misc
road
20631Photo #20631Public art, which is lit up at night, under the High Level BridgeDestination:
Misc
destinations
20632Photo #20632New flats overlooking the Tyne, with work seemingly stopped for now.Destination:
Misc
destinations
20633Photo #20633NCN14, Keelmans Way, on the way to the MetroCentre.Cycleway:
Good practice
cycleways
20634Photo #20634NCN14Cycleway:
Good practice
cycleways
20635Photo #20635Cycleway along the TyneCycleway:
Good practice
cycleways
20636Photo #20636Teams CyclewayCycleway:
Good practice
cycleways
20637Photo #20637Some kind of ship platformDestination:
Misc
destinations
20638Photo #20638Cycle parking at the MetroCentreCycle parking:
Good practice
cycleparking
26375Photo #26375Angel of the North viewed from the trainDestination:
Misc
destinations
32157Photo #32157Multiple NCN signs under railway bridge at the junction of Keelmans Way NCN14, C2C, NCN72 link and other local routes.Route sign:
Good practice
routesigns
32159Photo #32159Keelman's Way NCN14 sign before the bridge over the River Derwent.Route sign:
Good practice
routesigns
43596Photo #43596Sustrans sign for NCN 141 "Keelmans Way" and the link across Newburn Bridge to NCN 72 "Hadrian's Cycleway"Route sign:
Infrastructure
routesigns
43598Photo #43598Route sign for Keelman's Way (NCN 141) alongside Ryton Golf Course.
See photo #43600 for the other direction.
Route sign:
Infrastructure
routesigns
43600Photo #43600Route sign for Keelman's Way (NCN 141) alongside Ryton Golf Course.
See photo #43598 for the other direction.
Route sign:
Infrastructure
routesigns
46174Photo #46174Car parking along entire length of contraflow cycle lane (see also #46175)Car storage:
Problem
carstorage
46175Photo #46175Car parking along entire length of contraflow cycle lane (see also #46174), and empty car parking bays either side in foregroundCar storage:
Problem
carstorage
71012Photo #71012Painted cycle lanes end on approach to pinch-point.Road environment:
Problem
road
71013Photo #71013Despite this dead-end road being massively wide, motorists are still choosing to park their vehicles on or obstructing the footway!Car storage:
Problem
carstorage
71014Photo #71014Despite the painted cycle lane having finished on the approach to the pinch-point, these cyclists haven't reached their destination, so need to bravely carry on where the cycle lane does not go!Bicycle:
Infrastructure
bicycles
71015Photo #71015Painted cycle lane, and some footway parking.Road environment:
Infrastructure
road
71016Photo #71016Right turns onto the Bowes Railway Path are to be made by continuing up Newcastle Bank to the traffic island (see #71018).Road environment:
Problem
road
71017Photo #71017Overgrown steps down to the Bowes Railway Path, signed as a pedestrian access. Anyone not wishing to use this needs to cross the main road for the ramp.Track:
Problem
track
71018Photo #71018Sign obscured by tree, and crossing point to go back to the Bowes Railway Path (see #71016) or to take the off-road path towards the Harlow Green roundabout.Route sign:
Infrastructure
routesigns
71019Photo #71019Crossing point on Newcastle Bank for going left towards the Angle of the North, or right for the Bowes Railway Path.Route sign:
Infrastructure
routesigns
71020Photo #71020The off-ramp from the Bowes Railway Path to Newcastle Bank.Route sign:
Infrastructure
routesigns
71021Photo #71021The Bowes Railway Path is in a very poor condition. The ramp to Newcastle Bank has a step at the end where it hasn't been tied into the main path properly.Cycleway:
Problem
cycleways
71022Photo #71022A very poor quality cycle path.Cycleway:
Problem
cycleways
71023Photo #71023Poor quality surface on the Bowes Railway Path.Cycleway:
Problem
cycleways
71024Photo #71024Due to the low bridges, horse-riders need to dismount. I noticed that at the similar sign on the other side of the low bridges that there was a concrete block to assist riders dismounting. But on this side it is too overgrown to get to.Track:
Problem
track
71025Photo #71025Steps up to Long Bank, in reasonably good condition compared to the surrounding infrastructure.Track:
Infrastructure
track
71026Photo #71026The Bowes Railway Path under the A1 dual carriageway no less, in a poor condition on all counts.Cycleway:
Problem
cycleways
71174Photo #71174Path junction with Bowes Railway PathTrack:
Infrastructure
track
71175Photo #71175A choice of barriers on the access path from the Bowes Railway Path.Obstruction:
Problem
obstructions
71176Photo #71176If you don't like the barriers in #71175, there is also the option of taking the stairs to the Bowes Railway Path.Obstruction:
Problem
obstructions
71177Photo #71177Path meets abandoned road alignment.Track:
Infrastructure
track
71178Photo #71178A gate across the abandoned road alignment. There's a gap at the side for walkers and bikes.Obstruction:
Problem
obstructions
71179Photo #71179A bus shelter on the shared-use footway on the new alignment of Long Bank.Cycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
71180Photo #71180Shared-use footway around roundabout.

"Great North Cycleway - Cycle route joins footway" - in as much as there was a footway to join. The jogger came along the grass verge.

Interesting variance between the vehicle restriction signs for the A1.
Route sign:
Infrastructure
routesigns
71181Photo #71181Route sign for NCN725, the Great North Cycleway, southbound, and for Wrekenton straight ahead along the B1296. But an arrow directs cyclists onto the carriageway when the footway at least as far as the bus stop in #71179 is shared-use.Route sign:
Problem
routesigns
71465Photo #71465Cycleway crossing busy dual carriageway next to roundabout without any assistance.Road environment:
Problem
road
71466Photo #71466Cycleway crossing busy dual carriageway next to roundabout without any assistance.Road environment:
Problem
road
71467Photo #71467Shared footway/cycleway crossing track.Cycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
71468Photo #71468A choice of shared footway or bus lane.Road environment:
Infrastructure
road
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.
Route sign:
Infrastructure
routesigns
71470Photo #71470Cycle parking for the Angel of the North, with refreshments!Cycle parking:
Infrastructure
cycleparking
71471Photo #71471Southbound cyclists cross at split toucan.

Dog-walker illustrates width of shared-use footway/cycleway.
Route sign:
Infrastructure
routesigns
71472Photo #71472Sign obscured by overhanging branches at toucan crossing.Route sign:
Problem
routesigns
71473Photo #71473Poor surface on downhill section of shared-use footway/cycleway, not helped by footway parkers such as the van driver seen leaving.Cycleway:
Problem
cycleways
71474Photo #71474Enormous sign to warn cyclists joining shared-use footway?General sign/notice:
Infrastructure
signs
84406Photo #84406I give you a car driven the wrong way down a bus and cycle lane. t.co/jcujtfiIWrEnforcement:
Problem
enforcement
93000Photo #93000CyclewayCycleway:
Good practice
cycleways
93001Photo #93001CrossingCycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
93002Photo #93002Cycleway just becomes shared-useCycleway:
Problem
cycleways
93003Photo #93003Cycleway signageGeneral sign/notice:
Good practice
signs
116409Photo #116409Narrow and cluttered footpath in shopping area, technically shared space but very unclear - could be improved with removal of some parking and signageCycleway:
Problem
cycleways
118265Photo #118265Close the takeaways!!
Give the people their paths back and lock all the drivers up who deliver pizzas.
Temporary closure:
Problem
closure
118563Photo #118563Add cycle path and link it to the ones on Scotswood RoadCycleway:
Problem
cycleways
122291Photo #122291There's no provision to cross the A184 dual carriageway on foot or by bike from the south side shared use to access the quieter roads down to the Quayside.Cycleway:
Problem
cycleways
122293Photo #122293Street furniture (poles etc) narrow the footway here creating a point of conflict for pedestrians and cyclists accessing the bridge.Track:
Problem
track
122295Photo #122295Pavement narrow outside shops which makes socially distanced queuing tricky. Anti-social parking makes it hard to make use of the road to pass in this congested corner.Track:
Problem
track
124434Photo #124434This route made a really great east to west route for walking and cycling when it was temporarily closed. I live next to it and witnessed a huge increase in active travel in that time. When open to motor vehicles it simply isn’t safe for cyclists and pedestrians and almost impossible to safely navigate with a buggy or with any sort of mobility aid. Close it to motor vehicles, open it to pedestrians and cyclists. A cheap and easy solution to increase safety and active travel as well as reducing emissions and making social distancing easier.Temporary closure:
Problem
closure
124438Photo #124438Might be tricky (impossible) to negotiate a safe arrangements with Jewsons/land owner, but a short section of segregated cycle route connecting the existing path along Dunston Promenade (running by the Tyne next to Dunston Staithes) with the NCN14 route behind Railway Street would make a complete and coherent route between intu Metrocentre and Gateshead/NewcastleCycleway:
Problem
cycleways
124455Photo #124455Close Salters Bridge. Large volumes of speeding traffic is making safe social distancing for pedestrians and cyclists impossibleTemporary closure:
Problem
closure
124458Photo #124458NCN14 crosses over Handy Drive and under railway bridge into Cross Lane. Closure to vehicles would help facilitate this as a cycling route but also help flows along Handy Drive itself by removing the RH turn at the junction for eastbound trafficTemporary closure:
Problem
closure
124462Photo #124462Extremely poor surfacing and narrow footpaths to facilitate walking and cycling alongside Handy Drive, space exists to expand and refurbishCycleway:
Problem
cycleways
124652Photo #124652You simply can’t get cars, cyclists and pedestrians over this historic bridge at the same time. The volume of daily traffic means this bridge needs closed to cars and be a designated safe crossing for pedestrians and bikes.Temporary closure:
Problem
closure
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:
Problem
closure
124960Photo #124960Vehicles cutting through residential street at speed in high volumes 24/7, heavy goods vehicles constantly crossing bridge. Dangerous for all residents, cyclists and pedestrians. Closure neededTemporary closure:
Problem
closure
126172Photo #126172This route made a really great east to west route for walking and cycling when it was temporarily closed. I live next to it and witnessed a huge increase in active travel in that time. When open to motor vehicles it simply isn’t safe for cyclists and pedestrians and almost impossible to safely navigate with a buggy or with any sort of mobility aid. Close it to motor vehicles, open it to pedestrians and cyclists. A cheap and easy solution to increase safety and active travel as well as reducing emissions and making social distancing easier.Temporary closure:
Problem
closure
127413Photo #127413Very narrow footways and people must walk in the road frequently to pass, even without social distancing recommendations.Track:
Problem
track
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:
Problem
cycleways
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:
Problem
cycleways
127582Photo #127582Marked cycleway needed up Rabbit Banks Road. Overgrowth alongside road needs to be trimmed back, so that buses and cyclists can safely share the road.Cycleway:
Problem
cycleways
127584Photo #127584Cyclists allowed to enter the Centrelink road here. At present, the Centrelink road is only used by buses, so is not busy, but signage does not allow cyclists to use it. Allowing cyclists access here would reduce cycle congestion in other areas (in particular, along the shared cycle-pedestrian path right besides the river Tyne).Cycleway:
Problem
cycleways
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:
Problem
cycleways
131372Photo #131372Build new cycle/foot path to avoid current diversion through Metro Riverside Park and along busy main road to Mandela WayCycleway:
Problem
cycleways
132352Photo #132352Pedestrians and cyclists have no assistance in crossing the dual lane A1 Slip road here. This is a barrier and severance issue between Birtley and Gateshead. The roundabout sees high traffic speeds and volumes.Track:
Problem
track
132354Photo #132354No secure cycle parking for shoppers or staff at SainsburysCycleway:
Problem
cycleways
132356Photo #132356When cyclist's are waiting to cross Askew road:
1) many people don't realise that they need to request a cycle phase by pressing the button.
2) The cyclist green phase coincides with red directly oncoming traffic but oncoming left turners are still green. Many cyclists at this location want to turn right past Station East to go to the Tyne Bridge. The red phase means buses stop and obscure cyclist visibility of oncoming left turning traffic. Cyclists may understandably assume all oncoming traffic is on red leading to high collision risk.
Cycleway:
Problem
cycleways
132358Photo #132358Please remove the narrow kerbed cycle path at this junction as it obstructs the majority of users who want head North towards West Street and not into the bus station. This makes the northbound cycle lane to the south of the junction dangerous as you are forced to leave it approaching the junction to have the correct road position.Cycleway:
Problem
cycleways
132359Photo #132359The kerbed cycle entrance on to this roundabout heading Southbound from West St to High West Street has several problems:
1. it is dangerously narrow with high kerbs
2. It forces riders in to a road position to turn in to Jackson St when most users are heading S to High West Street.
3. The road position at the cycle exit is not the expected position for drivers on Jackson Street to look for giving way.

The kerbs should be removed.
Cycleway:
Problem
cycleways
132362Photo #132362This is an extremely narrow shared footpath/ cycleway outside shops. It is barely wide enough for a walkway, let alone a shared use one that forces people to cycle within 3 ft of the shop doorways. Either the pavement needs to be widened or a suitable on road cycle route providedTrack:
Problem
track
132367Photo #132367Speed of cars and dangerous driving with not enough pavement to walk in safely or cycleTemporary closure:
Problem
closure
132615Photo #132615Cycling and pedestrians in direct competition to use the path/bus stop cycle way and lots of overgrown trees bushesTrack:
Problem
track
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:
Problem
track
132626Photo #132626Too narrow and not a proper cycle way along the Blaydon HighwayCycleway:
Problem
cycleways
132627Photo #132627Too narrow and only a pavement - road too busy and more people will cycle more if visible rather than the path along the riverCycleway:
Problem
cycleways
132711Photo #132711Cycleway needs widening to allow walkers and cyclists to pass safelyCycleway:
Problem
cycleways

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