Saturday, 29 September 2012

Something good, finally

I am dreadfully aware that I am not singing praises. But I'd hasten to add, that I am keeping my ear to the ground, and I am not singing because there is little about that requires serenading.

However, this is worth a mention.

Cath and I cycled along our usual getting-out-of-Newcastle route and came across this wonderful setup.

Newcastle have remodelled Brunton Lane to remove through-access by private car and prioritised sustainable modes (walking, cycling and public transport). What previously was a free-for-all bully-wins scenario, has now been altered to look like this:


To put it into words
  • walking: footpath (curiously widened in places, further along)
  • cycling: continuous (woohoo!) cycle lane, using bypasses
  • public transport: controlled access by rising bollards
Well done!

Private car access is now via Great Parkway... no major hardship, though one suspects that the Mothered Motorist had a few things to say during the consultation phase.

Thanks, again, go to the council for standing firm.


For the overall spacial context have a look at this map.


View Great Park access in a larger map

4 comments:

  1. Yip, didn't take long. Someone's run into the bollards.

    http://www.tyneandweartravel.info/public/map/map.htm

    BRUNTON LANE

    Location Brunton Lane Great North Park

    Details ROAD CLOSURE

    Brunton Lane closed, between its Junctions with Roseden Way and Netherwitton Way(East side of A1 Flyover) following a RTC 29/10/12. The mechanical bollards at this location have sustained damage as a result of this collision, and as a result are not going back down into the carriageway.

    Start 30-Oct-2012 14:26
    Estimated end 02-Nov-2012 16:26

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