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Proposed seafront cycle route

Cyclists on the propsed new route at Cullercoats

Published on 21 September 2021 05:50 PM

People are being encouraged to have their say on plans for a new seafront route for sustainable travel. A six-week consultation is taking place between 13 September 2021 and 24 October 2021.

North Tyneside Council is inviting views on a permanent, segregated, two-way, safe space along the seafront between the North Shields Fish Quay and St Mary’s Lighthouse in Whitley Bay for people using sustainable and active forms of travel.

In summer 2020 the council implemented a pop-up cycle lane which was well received by many, while also presenting some challenges. The extensive feedback received, including as part of the recent Our North Tyneside Plan consultation, has allowed the council to develop a proposed permanent scheme that seeks to resolve all the identified issues.

As a result, the proposed scheme will maintain two-way traffic flow along the coast between Whitley Bay and Tynemouth, with some short sections of proposed localised diversions, and the proposals also include improving safety along the road by introducing a 20mph limit and various supporting traffic safety measures.

For more information and to take part in the consultation on the interactive Placechangers website click here.

or for a simpler overview on the North Tyneside Council website click here

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