Percy Main: Healthy Links to Metros


The Council, supported by its partner Capita, acquired funding from the Department for Transport’s Transforming Cities Fund to improve sustainable travel links to Percy Main Metro Station and other destinations in the local area.

The main works were completed on schedule in April 2024.

North Tyneside Council is committed to enabling more people to use active and sustainable forms of travel, including improving links between cycling and public transport.

It supports the local authority’s action on climate change and ambition to work towards the borough being carbon net-zero by 2030.

What improvements have been carried out

The works included:

  • A new two-way cycle track alongside Norham Road, from the Coast Road to Alnwick Avenue.
  • Side road raised tables as a traffic calming measure approaching the give way junctions to Norham Road. This gives a level surface for cyclists and improve road safety for all by slowing traffic.
  • A new pedestrian island on Norham Road just north of the junction with Alnwick Avenue (near Tecaz).
  • On-road cycle symbols along Chollerford Avenue and the Coast Road service road, including widening to the path between the north end of Falstaff Road and Hollywell Road to form a shared-use cycling and walking route.
  • ‘Quiet Streets’ treatment between Alnwick Avenue and Wallsend Road via Elsdon Terrace, taking the form of traffic signs and road markings to highlight to other road users that people will be cycling on road.
  • New toucan crossings to make it easier to cross Wallsend Road on foot and when cycling.
  • Double yellow line parking restrictions to the junction of Norham Road and Alnwick Avenue, and the southern side of Alnwick Avenue between Norham Road and Elsdon Terrace to ensure visibility is maintained for all road users.

Some minor snagging and landscaping works are still to be carried out along the route. This includes introducing new decorative beds of mixed bulbs on the grassed area along Norham Road in autumn 2024, which is the time of year this type of planting has to take place.



More information

If you have any queries, please do get in touch via email: or telephone: (0191) 643 6500.