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Enormous sign to warn cyclists joining shared-use footway?

Poor surface on downhill section of shared-use footway/cycleway, not helped by footway parkers such as the van driver seen leaving.

Sign obscured by overhanging branches at toucan crossing.

Southbound cyclists cross at split toucan. Dog-walker illustrates width of shared-use footway/cycleway.

Cycle parking for the Angel of the North, with refreshments!

Apparently those cycling to Newcastle and Gateshead need to join the carriageway (bus lane for some distance) here. Others can stay on the shared-use footway. A thoughtfully positioned sign for pedestrians.

A choice of shared footway or bus lane.

Shared footway/cycleway crossing track.

Cycleway crossing busy dual carriageway next to roundabout without any assistance.

Cycleway crossing busy dual carriageway next to roundabout without any assistance.

It is easier to return to the carriageway at this driveway dropped kerb rather than the location specially designed for this purpose (see #71159). Also, the original implementation of this cycle provision included a 'Give Way' triangle at e ... [more]

Footway cycling provision ends abruptly at sharp corner to return onto carriageway.

Blacked-out shared-use footway cycle markings approaching roundabout (see also #71157). The carriageway has recently been widened at this point.

Blacked-out cycle path markings on the footway around the signalised roundabout. So is it still available for cycle use? There are no signs here to say it is.

Toucan crossing across St Cuthbert's Way.

The off-ramp from the Bowes Railway Path to Newcastle Bank.

Crossing point on Newcastle Bank for going left towards the Angle of the North, or right for the Bowes Railway Path.

Sign obscured by tree, and crossing point to go back to the Bowes Railway Path (see #71016) or to take the off-road path towards the Harlow Green roundabout.

Overgrown steps down to the Bowes Railway Path, signed as a pedestrian access. Anyone not wishing to use this needs to cross the main road for the ramp.

Right turns onto the Bowes Railway Path are to be made by continuing up Newcastle Bank to the traffic island (see #71018).

Painted cycle lane, and some footway parking.

Despite the painted cycle lane having finished on the approach to the pinch-point, these cyclists haven't reached their destination, so need to bravely carry on where the cycle lane does not go!

Painted cycle lanes end on approach to pinch-point.

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