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Newcastle station

Rather cramped pedestrian area

Not a particularly pleasant road environment

Rather awkward crossing

Cycle parking

Cycle parking

Scrumpy Willow & the Singing Kettle - excellent café

Interesting bicycle

Cycling policy workshop

Cycling policy workshop

Nice way of paving a delivery area

Traffic-calmed area

Bus lane

Newcastle

Gate access to the Mitre, home of the former Byker Grove studios

If @NewcastleCC is going to put route signs on bins. Make sure the route signs are removed when moving the bin to other side of the city. https://t.co/AZoFwHIaKE

Newcastle builds £1.7m protected cycleway in city centre. https://t.co/2Nz6Dd5oE4 @NewCycling @NewcastleCC https://t.co/lneWTrTHM2

Farm track connecting Westerhope and Throckley.

Farm track connecting Westerhope and Throckley. Big puddles when wet.

@sallyonbike @NewCycling @NewcastleCC sign still there, and even a car parked this morning. @GedBell http://t.co/JsaBgLPMsm

There seems to be a sign in the middle of the new cycle lane in Gosforth @NewcastleCC cc @NewCycling http://t.co/At1dFJRb2X

Have somehow overlooked this outstanding contribution to cycling infrastructure on Shields Rd?Well done @NewcastleCC http://t.co/eKByYiaz0n

Street trial has been great! And some kids used the temporary cycle lane! @2wheels2work @Emma_DIYstreets @sustrans http://t.co/0LW1TFdJ4r

Thinking maybe @nclroblib might need some extra bike parking (tho admire those w/chains long enough for tree trunks) http://t.co/ioc6b1Daxz

The white sculpture on the riverbank represents the rural and industrial aspects of the view here. Looking upstream, the sculpture shows a horse grazing against the background of trees and grass. Go around the other side, and you will see ... [more]

New residential estate, cycle infrastructure has been designed in a "typical" haphazard way / after-thought

Converted footway "with a twist"

cycle lane (parked in, rat-run, school safety zone)

Cycle parking, Newcastle

No-car lane, Newcastle

ACT Travelwise awards 2009, where CycleStreets was awarded 'Highly Commended'

Cycle parking on a train

BBC story about prying eyes poster which has apparently reduced bike theft. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-22275952

A generously-proportioned shared-use path in Newcastle!

Route signs on local cycle route in Newcastle, but one sign is facing the wrong way

Route signs at access point on Coxlodge Waggonway

Signage on route to Coast Road, with City Centre sign pointing the wrong way

Link to the Byker Link path

Covered cycle parking at Longbenton Metro station

Cycle parking at café in Paddy Freeman's Park

Cycle-only traffic signals, along with some well-used cycle parking

Cycle track at Newcastle University

Signs for the Great North Cycleway, NCN725

Unusual sign on Great North Road

Clayton Road at the junction with Great North Road

Shared-use footway alongside the Coast Road

Road closure with gap for cycles at each side, rather than in middle.

No Vehicles signs on road signed as a recommended route for cycles. Are children forbidden from playing on bikes in a Play Street with these signs?

Artwork next to the Byker Link

No Cycling sign in Northumberland Street pedestrian precinct.

Bike for hire in Newcastle city centre - see www.scratchbikes.co.uk

Obstructive car parking and no dropped kerb, on cycle path access on road down from station.

Cycle Rack, Newcastle College Location: Newcastle upon Tyne (England, United Kingdom) Covered bicycle racks are provided outside the Lifestyle Academy (n.b. few are in use as it was a very cold day in January!)

A Rowe-style Sustrans Milepost (ref MP263). One of several along the length of the NCN72 route.

Striking cycle stands opposite Newcastle cathedral

Riverside cycleway entering Newcastle

Cycleway on former railway in Lemington, Newcastle

Motorcycles Will Be Confiscated on former railway in Lemington, Newcastle

Cycleway on former railway in Lemington, Newcastle

Cycleway on former railway in Lemington, Newcastle

Cycleway on former railway in Lemington, Newcastle

Cycleway towards Newcastle on former railway

Hadrian's Way heads west along the Wylam Waggonway

Hadrian's Way heads inland towards the Wylam Waggonway

Hadrian's Way entering the Tyne Riverside Country Park, Newburn

The route to the left takes quite a long way around, following a bend in the river, as opposed to the more direct route behind the camera

The route behind the camera takes quite a long way around, following a bend in the river, as opposed to the more direct route to the right.

Whoops - flooded section of Hadrian's Way

Hadrian's Way crosses the road here and uses shared-use footway again for a bit.

Road bridge leading to Tyne crossing.

The route to the left takes quite a long way around, following a bend in the river, as opposed to the more direct route to the right.

When it says Gateshead, it means the other side of the Tyne - quite a way from central Gateshead.

Hadrian's Way leaves the roadside shared-use footways, hooray!

Hadrian's Way leaves the waterfront for some roadside shared-use footways, alas.

Cycle parking at the Newcastle Travelodge - all Travelodge staff seem very happy for bikes to be taken into rooms.

Quayside cycle route, Newcastle upon Tyne

Bus Only road on Newcastle Quayside - no mention of cycling.

Steps (and ramp to the sides) leading to the Gateshead Millennium Bridge

Laughably narrow shared-use footway! [@KarlOnSea writes, in clarification: "The sign is for the path on the other wide of the wall. The really wide one. With the stairs."] This photo made it to Warrington Cycling Campaign's Facility o ... [more]

No words. Or: Newcastle Cycling Campaign at the Green Festival in Newcastle's Leazes Park!

Continuous cycle lane. Not. Give way to lamp post and railing though...

Car parked in cycle lane (common). See other side of the road too.

New development tosh. Intuitive cycle infratructure, take 2. Nope. Council/developer don't know how to do it.

Missed opportunity. Again.

Newcastle Quayside. Route 72

Tyne Bridges

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Completely new bike design! Only at Newcastle Shopping Park in Byker.

Silly end to a funny cycle lane.

Suggested priority cycle lane "green arrow", Type 1 on sketch.

Suggested priority cycle lane "green arrow", Type 1 on sketch.

Suggested location of a priority lane "permanent green arrow sign" for cyclists, Situation 2 on sketch.

Suggested location of a priority lane "permanent green arrow sign" for cyclists, Situation 1 on sketch.

Shared use (walking/cycling) 'novelty' feature.

No cycling on Northumberland Street!

Funny cycle lane 'spurs' on roundabout. Not sure about their purpose.

Regular flouting of red traffic lights by drivers. Dangerous spot!

Regular flouting of red traffic lights by drivers. Dangerous spot!

Contraflow on Elmfield. Exciting! Unfortunately drivers are not (made) aware of the arrangement and conflict arises regularly... very narrow cycle lane too.

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