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John Dobson Street

John Dobson Street caters for very large numbers of pedestrians given its location in the city centre, bordering Northumbria University. One of the key issues we identified along the street was poor pedestrian crossing facilities along with a lack of facilities for people on bikes. Another big...

Percy Street

Percy Street is a key arrival point and provides access to two bus stations,  two car parks, click and collect facility and several freight and servicing yards. Pedestrian and cycling provision is of poor quality and an excessive guardrail reinforces Percy Street as a barrier to east/west...

Central Gateway

The area was dominated by vehicles, creating an unpleasant environment for pedestrians, who are the majority of users in this area. Public transport delays were observed and few cycling facilities were available.

Broadway to Hollywood

The current transport issues experienced in Gosforth are predominantly associated with heavy traffic leading to congestion and delay at peak network periods, as is experienced along the whole of the Great North Road. These issues reduce the attractiveness of more sustainable modes of travel such...

Cowgate Junction Improvements

Cowgate roundabout is used by thousands of motorists daily, as well as being a major route for public transport – with almost 70 buses passing through the junction every hour during the day.  The current road layout creates congestion and delays, adding to longer journey times.  Pedestrians...

Claremont Road

Claremont Road forms part of the northern gateway to the city centre.  It is an important route for pedestrians and cyclists and provides access to Newcastle University, Exhibition Park, the theatre and museum.  Claremont Road is used as a short cut and through traffic contributes to conflicts...

Scotswood Bridgehead

The northern Scotswood bridgehead sits on one of the major radial roads heading into Newcastle City Centre. Currently, the road layout sees congestion and queuing at the bridgehead.  The lack of control over traffic movements and the stop-start traffic flow in congested situations increases...

Great North Road (GNR)

Great North Road is a key transport corridor into the city centre; it is part of the Northern strategic cycle route, linking key areas to the city centre and providing access on Barras Bridge. It is a fast road with a poor accident record.  Queuing traffic particularly at peaks times caused...

Haddricks Mill

Haddricks Mill roundabout has a number of problems including congestion and inadequate facilities for public transport and people on foot and on bikes. It is also highlighted as having particular problems with collisions.

The current road layout is a heavily trafficked double mini...

Durant Road and Ellison Place

The council has been awarded more than £16 million from the Government to develop routes and encourage more people to cycle.  This will not only benefit cyclists but bring significant environmental, health and financial benefits for everyone, and support a city-wide network fit for the future. ...

Fawdon lane improvements

At present, traffic turning right from Kingston Park Road into Fawdon Lane can queue all the back across the Kingston Park Road/A1 roundabout, leading to queues west of the A1 and on the A1 itself. This leads to some traffic movements being blocked, making congestion in the area worse.