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Photo listing: cycleways (problem)

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Cycle lane would be good here

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Amend junction of Glossop Street and B6315 to improve safety for cyclists and pedestrians. Poor visibility makes cyclists harder to be seen, and there have been a number of crashes and near misses. Footpath far too narrow, especially with … [more]

Widening and surface improvements to accommodate pedestrians and cyclists.

Amend junction to improve safety for cyclists and pedestrians. Poor visibility makes cyclists harder to be seen, and there have been a number of crashes and near misses. Footpath far too narrow, especially with children or dogs. This will … [more]

Clear fallen trees obstructing bridleway between High Spen and Rowlands Gill

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

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

High volume of traffic, well above current guidance (LTN 1/20) for cycling and excessive emissions at this point outside the school. Walking and cycling infrastrucutre improvements needed, as well as measures to reduce volumes of vehicles … [more]

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

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

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

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



Please REMOVE terrible gates at ends of each walkway you brutes

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

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

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

If no changes can be made to the roundabout as already suggested - there needs to be space to slow down and make a left-then-right turn on to Camilla St and up on to the raised walk way without risk to yourself (from buses behind you), … [more]

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

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

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

This 'temporary' junction is a bit of a 'dogs dinner' with the temporary barriers and traffic lights for cyclists not being clear what they are/are not getting the green light for. The traffic lights are not necessary for most cyclists … [more]

For cyclists going north to Gateshead there is a good choice of shared use or bus lane to use. However on the cycle journey back from Gateshead, traveling southbound, it is unclear when are you expected to cross to the bus lane on the … [more]

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

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

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

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

There is a need for a cycle path and pedestrian route along the south side of MetroCentre, parallel to St Michaels Way. It would run from the A1 junction Hollinside Road (and possibly also Marconi Way) to the path that goes under the A1 in … [more]

Parked cars no cycle lane

The Crossing of Railway Street in Dunston near Staithes Road and the area around it just isn’t good enough. It should at least be a zebra crossing rather than just an island in the middle of the A1114. The footpaths on either side aren’t … [more]

There should be a safer, straightforward route for cyclists (and pedestrians) across Blaydon Roundabout/A695 from Blaydon Town centre.

It would help if this path down from Longrigg Road had streetlights. Plus the nearby National Cycle Network route 14, running near the south side of the Tyne, is very dark in this area, even where it runs fairly close to parallel busy … [more]

Narrow cycle lane

Cyclepaths on here very muddy

Cycleway 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 awkward

Difficult to do a right turn onto the cycleway here as barriers are in the way

Really tricky to navigate this dual use path at busy times: need to dismount as simply not enough space

Re-paint the bike symbol so the pedestrians know not to sprawl over both sides

Drop the kerb here please

The waterworks recently finished here did not leave everything as it was. There was a well trodden footpath you could cycle along connecting Low Heworth Lane to the path here. Now there is muddly, loose stony ground which you can’t cycle … [more]

Once a cyclist has crossed the A1 from Swalwell using Hollinside Road, the route to the yellow and blue malls of Metro Centre, and beyond towards central Gateshead is difficult to work out and negotiate through MC's car parks and satellite … [more]

The section of National Cycle Network route 14, between Cross Lane and MetroCentre, parallel to the railway, is far too narrow, and poorly lit. Passing another cyclist, or a pedestrian, generally involves stopping and/or dismounting. Land … [more]

The west end of the Beggarswood Bridle Way is very circuitous, narrow and steep. A better cycle entrance to it from Consett Road could be achieved down the left side of former Ravensdene Hotel. There is a small valley down which the cycle … [more]

An 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 … [more]

The informal grassy path connecting the north side of Aldi (MetroCentre) to the path and cycle route near the River Derwent needs formalising and properly paving. A dropped kerb is also required. It's doubtful that Aldi would object as it … [more]

Introduce waist-level or high level street lighting on the path and cycle route, from Teams all the way up to Sunniside. In Sweden it is common for suburban and even rural tracks and paths like the Tanfield Railway Path to be streetlit. … [more]

Install a westbound cycle lane (and possibly eastbound too) and a proper footpath (pavement). Cars of commuters, possibly of those attending or working at Gateshead College, are often parked haphazardly. They are often on the verges, on the … [more]

There is an opportunity here to use the wide footpath (and path under the old railway bridge) to create a short cycleway between the lane leading to the Derwent Walk, and the foot of Whickham Bank. It would save eastbound cyclists having to … [more]

The Swalwell end of the Derwent Walk seems to be set up to cause cyclists to fall. You are required to negotiate quite a deep step. There's more obstructions outside the nearby Swalwell visitor centre which have to be carefully negotiated … [more]

Travelling from Lingey Lane to Monkton the path has become waterlogged with the amount of rain we have had, soddened making for an onward journey an uncomfortable ride. Passing walkers, runners etc is becoming a trauma as we all try to … [more]

All 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!

There is a rough path through the trees caused by people walking and pushing their bikes from the north-south path WH/3/1 behind Pets At Home, eastwards towards the car park access road that leads to the roundabout at the junction of … [more]

There is a wide grass verge along Whickham Highway all the way from the top of Dunston Bank to the top of Knightside Gardens and even part of the way further to Lobley Hill. It would suit having a set-back cycle path.

Reopen or install lifts in the Tyne Bridge towers at the Gateshead end (and Newcastle end), to both pedestrians and cyclists. They might also be a tourist attraction.

The roundabout in the middle of Kingsway is a menace to all road users including trucks and cars. It reduces visibility and prevents decent cycle lanes or paths being put in place. There are no safe and decent facilities for pedestrians to … [more]

The short but narrow and steep foot path, which is also used by cyclists, from the east end of Morris Rd NE16 down to the Coalway Lane path is inappropriately aligned. Note that the map, showing a right angled connection of paths, is wrong. … [more]

It's not clear to pedestrians that it is a cycle route up and down West Street, introduce marked and coloured lanes since this is the main cycle route through the town centre.

Link Burnhopefield, Byermoor to the Tanfield Railway cycle path this land is old spoil and mine heaps, not used. It would be a good reuse.

Link this route to Marley Hill and then via St Cuthberts Road to Burnhopefield to give an alternative to the A692

This road could be joined to the Tanfield railway cycle route near Marley Hill using an existing right of way. Then continue the route to Byermoor and to Burnhopefield through the existing rights of way. Put up good signage and it can be a … [more]

Path had been obstructed by landowner. It would be a good route for a cycle path to marley Hill from Sunniside.

Footpath/cycleway very narrow here

Road signs obstruct the cycleway here

Road surface on Low Heworth Lane in a shocking state

On Old Durham Road too many areas with parked cars, it’s a very busy road with buses and lorries, just not a safe place to cycle, needs improving.

No cycleway all the way from the railway bridges, past the BP garage and over the main gate roundabout

NCN very narrow bridge section

NCN very narrow bridge section

Steps on the NCN - but there is a step-free access just to the left

Path alongside the Tyne - needs a better surface

Path alongside the Tyne - needs a better surface

Whickham Highway from Dunston Bank to Whickham is very dangerous for cyclists, the road is narrow and trees and bushes don’t help visibility. Cars including police cars fly past at great speed 😳 we desperately need a cycle path from Dunston … [more]

This is the easiest route to cycle down to the Tyne Bridge - improve the cycle route here

Busy 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 pavements

Build 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 … [more]

This roundabout is very scary and dangerous for cycling. Cyclists are encouraged by the confusing signs to use the paths and crossings to go around the roundabout. - This is simply discouraging for cycling to work/shops as it makes the … [more]

This road is dangerous and difficult to use for cycling to work/shops. Traffic is too fast and there is no protective lane for cycling. The A167 bypass is a main link to the rest of Gateshead, such as the Aldi and other shops. This road is … [more]

Unable to cycle pass when it rains. Need to improve the general condition of this section.

Need a smoother road surface. Need a wider pavement, too.

Very coarse road surface with many pot holes and gaps. Need a smoother surface. Stop 2 way traffic and replace it with ONE shared muti way traffice with larger cycle lane both side.

The current cycle ways (on both sides of the road) have just taken space from the existing road. This means that the road (as marked on both sides) is now too narrow for a car. This leads to very close passes when a car overtakes a cyclist … [more]

Wayfinding in this area is really tricky. There are some pleasent off-road routes, but its hard to link them up to get from Pelaw to Monkton. And there are some misleading dead-ends.

Shared cycle/pedestrian footpaths unsafe for crossing. Consider one-way system. Or allow cyclists to use the road here. This would a good place for a cycle superhighway given its importance between G'head and N'cstle

Cycle lane regularly blocked by cars parking here. Council needs to improve enforcement.

No space for cycling for access to the park for families

A 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.

Finish the cycle lane here, so cyclists can cross the motorway / flyover

The current cycle ways (on both sides of the road) have just taken space from the existing road. This means that the road (as marked on both sides) is now too narrow for a car. This leads to very close passes when a car overtakes a cyclist … [more]

Improve the double gates. They are difficult to pass and near impossible with a child seat or other adaption on the bike.

The upgrading of the Derwent walk and joining dirt paths would allow cyclists and walkers to access a lot of areas along the Derwent valley and areas from Whickham upwards without them having to go on main trunk roads like the A694 of the … [more]

Full length of path needs sorting there are so many weeds and nettles obstructing the path it is now only wide enough for single file, its used by walkers and cyclists, very dangerous as no where to pass

Cars parked and uneven path. Could be smoother to make link from metro up to new cycle way in Lingey Lane.

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