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Call to review details of Great North Road cycleway extension - request to sign petition

March 31, 2016 2:34 PM

You can sign this at signme.org.uk/1194 (but please don't do so if you have already signed the local petition circulating on Great North Road, Polwarth Drive, Polwarth Road and Norwood Avenue)

It will be presented to Newcastle City Council by Cllr Pauline Allen on the evening of Wed 6th April

As part of the plans for a Great North Cycleway from Darlington to Blyth, route CR4 is being built up the Great North Road in Newcastle upon Tyne. The latest stretch will run from Broadway roundabout to Brunton Lane, north Gosforth. This will include changes at Greystoke Park, the Polwarth Drive roundabout and the closure to vehicles of the service road to the west of the Great North Road. Residents believe the plans as currently formulated will endanger cyclists and greatly inconvenience local people, making access for emergency services and others more difficult. They also believe that there are better alternatives which have not been fully explored, and so are calling upon Newcastle City Council to suspend implementation while the plans are reconsidered; local residents are more fully and effectively consulted; the lessons learned from the new cycleways from Regent Centre to Broadway are evaluated; and the proposals are integrated into those for the Rotary Way - Sandy Lane scheme north of Newcastle racecourse .

We the undersigned support them in their request to the City Council.