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To reiterate other comments in the area, the entire section of National cycle route 14 between Staithes Rd and the Intu Metro Centre needs to be fully re-designed/re-considered. It is a barrier to encourage people to that shopping/leisure location.

Specifically - there's no way that the footway meets current standards for shared cycle and footway, it's very narrow by the shops on Staithes Rd, and by the bus stop, and at other locations due to poor location of street furniture. The sight lines to cross at Kingfisher Court are very poor. Also further along A114 traveling towards the Metro Centre, the quality of the cycle route is very poor due to ponding and tree routes and/or the footway is also narrow again (not meeting current shared cycle route standards).

Alternatively, you can risk cycling on the road, which is not suitable for the novice cyclist, and not pleasant for an experienced cyclist. The quality of the road tarmac is shocking, there's no bus/cycle lane for most of it (but plenty of buses due to the depot). And cars have a tendency to speed around the corner on the A1114.

My suggestion would be to increase the width of the path on the northern side of the A1114 so that it actually meets current standards for shared path and improve the bus stop layout (take away the bus layby) and street furniture (similar to Durham Rd near Bensham), narrow the road entrances to cormorant drive and kingfisher Court to improve sight lines for crossing these. Then widen/resurface the shared route on the footpath going towards the Metro Centre, especially the sections adjacent to the road.

Resurface the road.

This would allow novice and more experienced cyclists to use this section more safely.

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