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Funding decision due on ambitious North Tyneside coastal cycling and walking route

These images show what a dedicated cycling and walking route along the North Tyneside seafront could look like. North Tyneside Council has come up with…

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These images show what a dedicated cycling and walking route along the North Tyneside seafront could look like.

North Tyneside Council has come up with ambitious plans to enhance cycling and walking along the coast in the wake of a temporary – but for some controversial – scheme that was put in place after the first Covid lockdown in the summer of 2020 to allow more space for social distancing.

Now the council is waiting to hear if its bid submitted in August last year for £3.5m in funding from the newly formed Government agency, Active Travel England, has been given the go ahead. A decision was deferred until March this year to allow Active Travel England to give its verdict on the plans.

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If the money is forthcoming, it will allow detailed design work to proceed, with work on the new permanent segregated, two-way safe space between the North Shields Fish Quay and St Mary’s Lighthouse in Whitley Bay , possibly beginning as early as September this year.

North Tyneside Council ran a consultation in October last year asking people to have their say on the proposals, and is now reviewing 11,000 comments. A further consultation on the preferred option will take place over the summer. This 3D image of Tynemouth shows what ambitious plans from North Tyneside Council to enhance cycling and walking along the coast could look like. The aim is that the Sea […]

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