Walking and cycling


The council has secured funding from the Government’s Active Travel Fund (ATF) and Transforming Cities Fund (TCF) for cycling and transport improvements in the borough.

The ATF funding is specifically for schemes along commuter routes where there is high potential for people commuting by bicycle.


What are the plans?

  • Around 3km of new and enhanced routes aimed at improving links to Cobalt Business Park and North Tyneside Hospital from the coast and to Newcastle (via the Coast Road Cycle Route).
  • A new 2km segregated route between Norham Road (New York) and Foxhunters (Monkseaton).
  • As part of the Ambition for North Shields master plan, up to 6km of cycling routes in and around North Shields town centre connecting to the proposed new transport hub – including Tynemouth Road, Howard Street and Preston Road, as well as a new ramped Riverside Embankment Walkway between the town centre and Fish Quay.
  • 5km of improved cycling links to five Metro stations across the borough (Whitley Bay, Four Lane Ends, Northumberland Park, Shiremoor and Percy Main) aimed at extending the reach of the Metro into areas 2km or more away from an existing station.

Find out more about the Rake Lane / Billy Mill roundabout scheme here

What you said

Following the six-week public consultation in May and June 2021 we received lots of positive and constructive comments on the proposals.

To date we have taken the feedback for the ATF scheme at Rake Lane on board and have adapted the design to reflect the consultation outcomes.

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