Issues

This section lists issues - problems on the street network and related matters.

Issues always relate to some geographical location, whether very local or perhaps city-wide.

You can create a new issue using the button on the right.

Listed issues, most recent first, limited to the area of Newcycling - Newcastle Cycling Campaign:

  • Jesmond Dene Road - crossing

    Created by Katja Leyendecker // 0 threads

    It's a busy ped / cycle route to school and the city centre. Yet the (toucan) crossing prioritises motor traffic hurtling past at 40mph (speed limit). Drivers frequently ignore red lights. The alignment, crossing space and phasing could be much fairer to pedestrians and cyclists using this crossing.

    Newcastle City Council said this crossing is looked at, but their wheels turn too slowly.

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  • Ilford Road / Rectory Drive - inconsiderate driving

    Created by Katja Leyendecker // 0 threads

    It's a route to school and a natural route for Gosforth residents to walk and cycle into the city centre. Yet it's incredibly over-run by inconsiderate drivers, speeding and blighted by pavement parking. It's 20mph but due to its rat-run nature feels like a motorway thorough-fare. There are blind spots at the metro bridge crossings either end which are dangerous to navigate too. Drivers turning into Ilford / Rectory are also cutting corner, so you'd find a situation of an oncoming cars in your traffic lane.

    Newcastle City Council have said there's nothing they can do. I don't believe that to be true. I think they are putting drivers needs before the needs of people walking and cycling.

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  • Cycle contraflow

    Created by Frenchie // 0 threads

    This is one of the prime candidate for a cycle contraflow in Newcastle City Centre. Currently one way for all traffic from Percy Street to Strawberry place. Allowing cyclists down from Strawberry Place to Percy Street would improve permeability and connectivity for cyclists. Note: not a lot of traffic, space not an issue, short uphill section so speeding not an issue.

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