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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
For pedestrians and cyclists.
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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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143360Photo #143360Signals should be made to a ToucanTrack:
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143359Photo #143359The pavement/cycleway is too narrowTrack:
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143358Photo #143358Remove high speed buses from this link, make a pedestrian and cycle zoneTemporary closure:
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143357Photo #143357The crossing facilities need improving for cyclists and pedestrians. Poles and lights are falling apart. Requires to be simplified and connected with the other upgraded signals. Timings are off causing delays for all road users.Track:
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143355Photo #143355A signalised crossing is required at this junction.Track:
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143354Photo #143354No traffic signal crossing facilities. Speeds are every high 40-60 MPH and risking life to cross the road and getting stuck in the middle island.Track:
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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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143352Photo #143352There is no crossing facilities for pedestrians coming up from Riverside Park. Junction is also over-complicated and needs to be simplified. Timings are way off causing long delays for every mode.Track:
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143351Photo #143351There is no crossing facilities for pedestrians coming up from Riverside Park. Junction is also over-complicated and needs to be simplified. Timings are way off causing long delays for every mode.Track:
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143350Photo #143350There's no provision to cross the road by pedestrians or cyclists to access Gateshead Quays.Track:
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142239Photo #142239Small path in a 30 mph zone insufficient room to walk socially distant without walking into traffic from Whickham stables to top of DunstonbankTrack:
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142064Photo #142064This is a good route up the hill, but there isn't a good way to get to it from the A184 junction without going on the dual carriageway, and there's nowhere to cross from the East side - needs extra paths and a crossing at the junction perhapsCycleway:
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142063Photo #142063No pathway after Elm Crescent, makes getting to railway path dangerousTrack:
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142054Photo #142054Section of shared use bike path here is in abysmal condition and far too narrow, and the traffic lights crossing does not have a pedestrian / cycle / horse button or indicatorTrack:
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142053Photo #142053Need semi secure bike parking eg Sheffield standsCycleway:
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142052Photo #142052You could easily close off a lane either side on this dual carriageway for bus / cycle use only. Other routes for bikes through the Team Valley are painted cycle lanes with real danger from car and lorry door openingsCycleway:
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142050Photo #142050This could be a very good route for cycling up the hill away from traffic, but the short path from the bridge to the road is terrible and unpaved. Also has really obstructive barriers / gates on it.Track:
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142047Photo #142047You have repainted the cycle lanes here which is a modest start, but the road surface on them is shocking to the point of them being unusable. Potholes and uneven surface all over make these lanes dangerous. This is from Newcastle Bank right to the Red Lion pubCycleway:
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142045Photo #142045This is a main route by bike to the Team Valley and is 50mph and very dangerous, especially at the Moormill Rd junction. Please consider reducing the speed limit or widening to provide bike priority. The road was resurfaced for Tour of Britain and nothing was done about provision for actual cycling commuters. Alternatively, close Greenford Lane to all motor traffic except access.Cycleway:
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141649Photo #141649Very narrow path for pedestrians & nothing to cater for cyclingTrack:
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141648Photo #141648Path width significantly reduced here by bus stop and passengers waiting for the bus. Especially bad if pushchairs are waiting for the bus.Track:
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141623Photo #141623Footpath would be wide, if the Council would maintain it by cutting back the weeds and other objects that have narrowed it to less than 2 meters in places. Between the A1 road bridge and Scotswood Bridge.Track:
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141622Photo #141622Footpath would be wide, if the Council would maintain it by cutting back the weeds and other objects that have narrowed it to less than 2 meters in places. Between the A1 road bridge and Scotswood Bridge.Track:
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141618Photo #141618Incoherent design - both overly narrow shared use path (although not signed) and also use of advanced stop lines - which should we use?
Also bizarre S-bound 10ft of 2ft wide advisory lane across Chandos St, why?
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141617Photo #141617Transition to the Newcastle side of the HLB is pretty poor - improved signage should make it clear what side of the bridge you 'should' cycle on to avoid conflict with peds.Cycleway:
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141616Photo #141616Ridiculous amounts of footway parking - requires better enforcementTrack:
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141615Photo #141615Existing cycleway is OK but odd mix of shared use path/non - entire road design seems like it was the original (huge barriers etc) and needs to be reassessed for modern circumstancesCycleway:
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141614Photo #141614Comically narrow advisory cycle lane (maybe 2ft) - just remove as completely pointlessCycleway:
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141613Photo #141613Grim pedestrian environment with huge amounts of parking on footway and oddly placed new cycle stands. Could seek some footway wideningTrack:
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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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141611Photo #141611Junction has cycle crossings diagonally across to get from E of Durham Rd to W shared use path, I have never seen anyone use them in four years - reassess provision and junction designCycleway:
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141609Photo #141609If the turn from Durham Rd onto Beaconsfield Rd (both N and S) was removed, then the junction could operate far more efficiently for drivers (no weaving between lanes) and pedestrians (improved crossings)Temporary closure:
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141590Photo #141590Instead of making any new paths why not make the roads safer within the Borough by reaparing all the small potholes/gaps where utilities have made repairs/uneven surfaces cycling from Birtley to the Team Valley (the roads there are a disgrace) is not a pleasant experiance get someone from the highways to try it!Cycleway:
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141577Photo #141577This street should be made for residents only why Coatsworth Road is going to be a one way street this is to allow residents to park outside their house and not members of the public that want to use the shops.Temporary closure:
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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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140149Photo #140149Cycle lanes needed on Whickham HighwayCycleway:
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137169Photo #137169The barriers along Blaydon Burn Path & further up towards Greenside & Barlow have high barriers. Difficult for children or people with heavy bikes to lift over. The side gates are too small/awkward to get bikes through & are also locked.
Rethink barriers along pathway to assist cyclists & pedestrians
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135388Photo #135388Cycle/footpath narrows with lampposts close to doorwaysCycleway:
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135385Photo #135385Washboard road surface on this uphill corner forces cyclists into middle of road.Cycleway:
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135380Photo #135380Not clear how to safely cross hill street from the underpass to get onto tyne bridge and visa versaCycleway:
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135375Photo #135375Need a more clearly marked and safer way to cross bottle bank onto Tyne BridgeCycleway:
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135287Photo #135287Needs drop kerb to access cycleway along riversideCycleway:
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134881Photo #134881Cycleway to separate from cars travelling north (downhill) to traffic lights with front stCycleway:
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134550Photo #134550Unsafe crossing the road to get onto Tyne bridgeCycleway:
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134355Photo #134355Low Fell high street - cyclists dangerously constricted by moving traffic and parked cars. How about a radical change by creating a dedicated cycle lane.Cycleway:
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134256Photo #134256The shared footway/cycleway is too narrow for normal use, never mind social distancing. Close the cental carriageway to buses and taxis - it's one-way only so much use to them - and convert it to a two-way cycle route, but maintaining access for emergency vehicles. Make the footways one-way to help social distancing.Cycleway:
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133715Photo #133715This 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:
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133660Photo #133660Narrow pavement at bottom of The Grove. Often have to take turns to let others up it. Especially busy when doctors surgery is openTrack:
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133405Photo #133405Path behind the roadside fence is very narrowTrack:
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133183Photo #133183Providing a link here would connect (almost) Team Valley bike path to historic waggonway between Kibblesworth and Springwell. Would provide a link into town without crossing A1 at grade and better serve Joseph Swan Academy. Also narrowing Saltwell Road south by introducing a segregated cycle way would slow down traffic.Cycleway:
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133029Photo #133029The pavement by Express Stitch is very narrow so cycling up towards Whitehall Road keeping to the left of the road means you almost touch pedestrians walking in the other direction.Track:
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132971Photo #132971This footpath leads into Chopwell Wood. It is quite narrow and can't be widened, but is often overgrown from hedges on both sides with high nettles and spiny blackthorn and hawthorn. I understand that the responsibility for keeping good access along this path is shared between Gateshead Council and the landowner but this does not seem to be maintained properly. Social distancing makes the problem even worse for walkers and bikers getting in and out of the woods.Cycleway:
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132961Photo #132961The path is narrow with over growing vegetation. Added to this the cars do not obey the speed limit, which adds to the level of danger cycling up from the Derwent Walk up Clockburn Lonnen.Track:
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132957Photo #132957The road between Winlaton and Barlow is extremely dangerous with drivers speeding and overtaking. There are so many pedestrians using this road so it would be fantastic if a pavement could be added. The current pavement stops just after the Hanover estate. My son would love to walk home from school but until the road is paved, he can't.
During lockdown, there are lots more people walking along this road and it's it a matter of time before there's an accident.
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132925Photo #132925The back lane (Westfield Road) from here down to Rectory Road should be pedestrianised lined with trees and seating with only access available for homes whose doors open in the back lane and to local businesses.Temporary closure:
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132872Photo #132872There is not enough space for people to enjoy cycling in the park. Its also slightly dangerous when walkers or cyclists do not have the space and time to pass each other perhaps causing a collision. Sometimes you cant see round the path in the park therefore you dont know who or what is coming around the corner.Cycleway:
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132771Photo #132771Too fast cycles, part of path narrow/overgrown..,...but wider means FASTERCycleway:
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132732Photo #132732Moving from the Derwent walk to the road and back again feels horribleCycleway:
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132731Photo #132731Pedestrians and cyclists need defined “gangways” or markings on the bridge to avoid collisionsCycleway:
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132711Photo #132711Cycleway needs widening to allow walkers and cyclists to pass safelyCycleway:
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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:
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132626Photo #132626Too narrow and not a proper cycle way along the Blaydon HighwayCycleway:
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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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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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132367Photo #132367Speed of cars and dangerous driving with not enough pavement to walk in safely or cycleTemporary closure:
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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:
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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.
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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:
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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.
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132354Photo #132354No secure cycle parking for shoppers or staff at SainsburysCycleway:
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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:
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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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