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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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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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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:
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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:
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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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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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127413Photo #127413Very narrow footways and people must walk in the road frequently to pass, even without social distancing recommendations.Track:
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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:
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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:
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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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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:
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124462Photo #124462Extremely poor surfacing and narrow footpaths to facilitate walking and cycling alongside Handy Drive, space exists to expand and refurbishCycleway:
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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:
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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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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:
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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:
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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:
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122293Photo #122293Street furniture (poles etc) narrow the footway here creating a point of conflict for pedestrians and cyclists accessing the bridge.Track:
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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:
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118563Photo #118563Add cycle path and link it to the ones on Scotswood RoadCycleway:
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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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116409Photo #116409Narrow and cluttered footpath in shopping area, technically shared space but very unclear - could be improved with removal of some parking and signageCycleway:
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93003Photo #93003Cycleway signageGeneral sign/notice:
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93002Photo #93002Cycleway just becomes shared-useCycleway:
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93001Photo #93001CrossingCycleway:
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93000Photo #93000CyclewayCycleway:
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84406Photo #84406I give you a car driven the wrong way down a bus and cycle lane. t.co/jcujtfiIWrEnforcement:
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71474Photo #71474Enormous sign to warn cyclists joining shared-use footway?General sign/notice:
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71473Photo #71473Poor surface on downhill section of shared-use footway/cycleway, not helped by footway parkers such as the van driver seen leaving.Cycleway:
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71472Photo #71472Sign obscured by overhanging branches at toucan crossing.Route sign:
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71471Photo #71471Southbound cyclists cross at split toucan.

Dog-walker illustrates width of shared-use footway/cycleway.
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71470Photo #71470Cycle parking for the Angel of the North, with refreshments!Cycle 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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71468Photo #71468A choice of shared footway or bus lane.Road environment:
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71467Photo #71467Shared footway/cycleway crossing track.Cycleway:
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71466Photo #71466Cycleway crossing busy dual carriageway next to roundabout without any assistance.Road environment:
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71465Photo #71465Cycleway crossing busy dual carriageway next to roundabout without any assistance.Road environment:
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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:
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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.
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