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This part of the neighbourhood plan involves making improvements to several roads, including Lonnen Avenue, Cedar Road, Nuns Moor Road, Studley Terrace, New Mills and Barrack Road. The objective of these improvements is to create a new cycle route linking the west of Newcastle to the city centre.

You can read about the plans and see what these improvements could look like by scrolling down this page, navigating to the part of the plan you are interested in, and downloading technical drawings (in PDF format).

New Mills / Barrack Road visualisation
Visualisation of the proposed changes to the New Mills / Barrack Road junction

Fenham Hall Drive / Two Ball Lonnen / Netherby Drive / Lonnen Avenue

What’s the idea? To treat this junction as the alternative starting point for the East-West Cycle and Walking Route. Because Netherby Drive is less hilly compared with Lanercost Drive. The package of measures to achieve this are:

  • Improve the safety and visibility for cyclists, pedestrians and drivers by providing better cycle infrastructure at, around and across the junction, tighten the end of the junction and provide a blended footway at the end of Lonnen Avenue leading onto Two Ball Lonnen.

What are the benefits? Improving safety and access for cyclists using this route, provide a pedestrian priority environment at the end of Lonnen Avenue leading onto Two Ball Lonnen. Removal of existing abrupt road humps along Lonnen Avenue with cycle friendly humps to help enforce the 20mph zone

Cedar Road: junction with Convent Road

What’s the idea? Improve the visibility, accessibility and road safety for people on foot and bikes. The Package includes:

  • Remove the mini roundabout feature extending the pathways to tighten up the junction, restrict motor vehicle access to Convent Road and create a blended footway to allow pedestrians priority and introduce a zebra crossing across cedar road east of Linden Avenue.

What are the benefits? The new crossings contribute to road safety and also make important connections in walking and cycling routes towards the local primary and high schools, accessibility is improved for people on foot and traffic is slowed. This would contribute to making this route a ‘Quietway’.

Cedar Road to Nuns Moor Road

What’s the idea? Improve the visibility, accessibility and road safety for people on foot and bikes. The Package includes:

  • Introduce yellow lines at the corner of each junction end to improve visibility and build out the Kerb lines to reduce turning speeds.
  • Installation of a zebra crossing close to the school entrance however this could be a less formal crossing if the existing traffic calming feature is changed to a modal filter.

What are the benefits? Safer school crossing point, improved visibility on the junction and improved traffic calming to contribute to making this route a ‘Quietway’.

Nuns Moor Road to Studley Terrace

What’s the idea? Improve the visibility, accessibility and road safety for people on foot and bikes and the connections along this route. The Package includes:

  • Ban right turn (except for busses and cycles) into Nuns Moor Road/Studley Terrace.
  • Restrict northbound motor vehicle access at Nuns Moor/Wingrove Gardens junction so that the proposed banned turn at Nuns Moor Road/Wingrove Road reduces traffic volume along the proposed east-west cycle route. Introduce a cycle friendly road hump.
  • Close through access to back alley on the north side on Nuns Moor road at the Wingrove Road end to motor vehicles to stop people trying to avoid the traffic lights.
  • Declutter by removing bollards on this the area of Nuns Moor Road and on the other side of the road create a buffer zone for cyclists to reduce the risk of door collisions.

What are the benefits? Banning the right turn has the potential to reduce traffic volume along the busy section of route (between Wingrove Road and Brighton Grove). The introduction of a road Hump at this location will help reinforce the 20mph zone along the route and contribute to making this route a ‘Quietway’.

Studley Terrace to Barrack Road

What’s the idea? Make several improvements to this stretch of road.

  • Along this part of the route from Studley Terrace to Barrack Road uncontrolled crossings and refuges will be replaced with Zebra crossings.
  • The crossing to be placed on the corner of Gainsborough Grove and Studley Terrace will include a new cycle parallel crossing.
  • Tighten the end of the junction on Monday Crescent.
  • Create a jug handle cycle space opposite the Hollywel Close to allow for a safer right turn.

What are the benefits? The zebra crossings will be placed more closely to desire lines, and the  introduction at Gainsborough Grove and Studley Terrace of a new formal access to the park. Removal of refuge islands, convoluted priority infrastructure, declutter pathways and improved cycling infrastructure along this stretch of road. The introduction of road humps at specific locations will help reinforce the 20mph zone along the route and contribute to making this route a ‘Quietway’.

Barrack Road / New Mills junction to Wellington Street

What’s the idea? Create cycle infrastructure to improve road safety in this area.

  • Create direct cycle access from Hollywell Close by removing a car parking bay and widening the footpath.
  • Create a cycle path onto Barrack Road.
  • Place a buffer zone around the parking bays on the west side of Barrack Road to help avoid door collisions for people cycling.

What are the benefits? Continue to provide safe cycle and pedestrian environment to link into existing routes.