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
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