One step forward, three steps back

Although the RMS plans for the Rankin Park to Jesmond bypass are almost universally bad news for cyclists and pedestrians, there is one good thing , which is the intention to replace the pedestrian/cycle crossing on Newcastle Road with an overhead bridge. I personally witnessed an accident that injured a cyclist at this crossing a few years ago (fortunately not too serious) so an overhead bridge here will be a much needed and great improvement in safety.

But to remove one crossing here, while adding three crossings at the southern interchange, really is a case of one step forward and three steps backwards.

Artists impression of shared path bridge over Newcastle Roda looking wer. Page 15 of the EIS.

Artist’s impression of shared path bridge over Newcastle Road looking west. Page 15 of the EIS.

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