A Grim North

Musings from a northerner living in the deep south…

Tyne Cycle Tunnel

Posted by Alan on June 29, 2011

Slightly off the c2c trail came something I’ve wanted to visit for literally, weeks. Oh yes, the internet is a wonderful place! Joining the north and south banks of the Tyne is a genuine piece of proper cycling infrastructure – the Tyne pedestrian & cycle tunnel.

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Going down... or up!

Traffic is segregated allowing a safe passage for both walkers and cyclists, as well as allowing cyclists a short burst of speed.

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Segreation

It’s only a few hundred metres long below ground, but it is nice!

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At speed

The escalators at either end are able to cope with both bikes and people.

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Escalating

With London now home to a tunnelling academy, any chance they could build a ‘practice tunnel’ for pedestrians and cyclists?

 

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