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Also Durham council are replacing the dropped curb alongside along the A167 cyclepath and smoothing them. Nice but a bit like glittering a turd. Sure there's better things the money could be spent on https://t.co/BsjvKX4qqT

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

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.

Route sign for NCN725, the Great North Cycleway, southbound, and for Wrekenton straight ahead along the B1296. But an arrow directs cyclists onto the carriageway when the footway at least as far as the bus stop in #71179 is shared-use.

Shared-use footway around roundabout. "Great North Cycleway - Cycle route joins footway" - in as much as there was a footway to join. The jogger came along the grass verge. Interesting variance between the vehicle restriction signs fo ... [more]

This young lad waited for ages before crossing on red during a gap in traffic. I did likewise just afterwards.

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.

Despite the risks, a cyclist chooses the road through the signalised roundabout in preference to the island-hopping shared-use footway route around it.

A bus stop on the shared-use footway into Chester-le-Street.

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.

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.

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

Car parking along entire length of contraflow cycle lane (see also #46174), and empty car parking bays either side in foreground

Car parking along entire length of contraflow cycle lane (see also #46175)

Signs for the Great North Cycleway, NCN725

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