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Photo listing : cycleways (problem)

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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 n ... [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 p ... [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 f ... [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 m ... [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. The ... [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 avoi ... [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 Pinetr ... [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 ... [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 Du ... [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 re ... [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 cycl ... [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 v ... [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.

Cycle path needs filling in and surfacing. It's actually dangerous.

Broken 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. ... [more]

Complete resurfacing please. It's an awful cycle, especially near the newish road crossing.

This is a very neglected path behind the old Stanley metal yard. Bumpy, broken and a puncture hazard. It could be a smoother and tidier link away from Marconi Way

Tree roots make this a difficult ride, especially for kids,

The cycle way from St James Road along Park Lane is too small minimal width and there is no crossing linking to Tyne Bridge we need a safer wider cycle way and a crossing point with a link to the Tyne Bridge.

The shared pedestrian/cycle path over the Redhuegh Bridge is about 1.75m wide - it's difficult for two cyclists to pass, and not great for pedestrians as some of the cyclists don't really respect them. I realise that it would be very diffi ... [more]

KEEP LEFT signs are needed. Pedestrians in particular seem to be unaware of the first rule of the road which is to keep left. 'Keep left (and overtake on the right)' signs need placing here and on another paths in the borough (and the count ... [more]

This corner needs to be made safer as it is blind, despite being only about 45 degrees. There are frequent near collisions here, so it needs smoothing out. There is the space to move the path slightly westwards to that it curves rather than ... [more]

The cycle and pedestrian route needs straightening here, by filling in the river inlet, to reduce the risk of collisions caused by the blind corners.

The current cycle path is too narrow for the amount of walkers, runners, cyclists that use the path. There is a buses only road that is wide and not busy, it would be great if cycle lanes can be added to road to ensure everyones safely. I ... [more]

Safe crossing particularly needed for kids cycling

Could 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 ... [more]

Very bumpy track because of tree roots lifting tarmac needs new surface.

Traffic calming and better provision for cyclist needed in both directions.

Until recently, there was a painted cycle lane N bound on A167. This should be reinstated.

Make Coach Road for cycles only

The shared pedestrian/cycle path is too narrow.

Cycle paths along Birtley are so dangerous and need improving

Separate cycle lane on fellside road to protect cyclists from fast traffic. This will make a safe route from burnopefield to whickham.

The A695 towards Blaydon Roundabout needs a safe lane for cyclists. There is one lane which has no overtaking double white lines. This is a busy 60 mph road and very dangerous for cyclists to share ONE lane with hgv and car traffic. Th ... [more]

The road width has recently been NARROWED for cyclists by Gateshead Council. A proper separate space for cyclists needs to created at the light controlled junction. There is not enough space for cycles and the many hgvs which use this road ... [more]

Make this road 40mph limit from Greenside to High Spen, excessive speed is a problem multiple RTIs over the years particularly at the bends on Rogues Lane vehicles leaving the road hitting trees fences electricity poles and other vehicles m ... [more]

Extend 40mph and cycle marking to Garesfield lane and on to Winlaton

Install Toucan crossing

Access to and from Greenside Rd near crossing improvements

There is a signposted on-road cycle path on Bensham Road. This is too dangerous for cyclists to use, especially when travelling uphill. There should be a separate segregated cycle provision provided the length of Bensham Road and Lobley Hil ... [more]

Stoneygate Lane from Duke of Cumberland down to Akzo Nobel/Nest Road This road needs both a cycle lane AND resurfacing. There are a number of pot holes that are Ok in a car but if you go over on a bike really hurt your bum and damage bik ... [more]

To separate cycles from traffic exceeding limit on winding road

On A692 Sunniside to Lobley Hill - to separate cycles from fast traffic (especially downhill, northbound)

Very narrow bridge, with very narrow footpath, and lots of traffic, makes this almost impossible for cyclists, especially heading up Chowdene bank. Not sure how it could be fixed without another bridge

Very 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.

The road becomes extremely narrow and hazardous for cyclists. A cycle lane or dedicated cycle/footpath would really help along the whole of Whickham Highway.

Link New Road Cycleway to Follingsby Lane Cycleway

Parked cars along this narrow stretch are a hazard to cyclists and pedestrians. Parking should be banned.

Always lots and lots of children playing on the cycle path. Do not always respond to bell making it dangerous for them and the cyclists.

Join 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 junction

When 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.

There 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 ... [more]

There 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.

Narrow 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 vehicl ... [more]

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