Cycle Route 7 Proposed improvements to Durant Road / Ellison Street 2015 - This consultation has now ended

The council has been awarded more than £16 million from the Department for Transport's Cycle City Ambition Fund (CCAF) to develop routes and encourage more people to cycle.  This will not only benefit cyclists but will also bring road safety improvements and benefits to health and the local environment and economy. Supporting a city-wide network fit for the future, the funding has come direct from Government and can only be spent on this and other schemes for cycling, pedestrian and associated improvements.
Durant Road and Ellison Place Improvements
Durant Road and Ellison Place will be the first section of Cycle Route 7, linking John Dobson Street to Falconar Street and the east of the city via the Northumbria University Footbridge over the Central Motorway
The proposed package of benefits and improvements to Durant Road and Ellison Place include:
  • footbridge and associated ramps to be removed adjacent to Saville Medical Centre and replaced with new road crossings providing improved space for pedestrians
  • segregated two-way cycle track making it safer and easier for cyclists
  • new, more efficient traffic light junctions, keeping traffic moving
  • cycle parking
  • new road and footpath surfaces 
Linked to this scheme is a proposal to the change priorities at the College Street / Northumberland Road junction (Cycle Route 6), which will make crossing College Street safer and easier for pedestrians and cyclists.
Please click here for a map showing how this links with our developments at Market Street and Pilgrim Street, which can be seen here:
You can also see how the cycle routes will link to wider schemes in the city here.  
Please give us your views by commenting via the topic wall below, or coming along to one of the events. The plans are available here: Durant Road and Ellison Place Improvements. Feedback can also be sent via email: to Full information is also available at:
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Start Date

29 September 2015

End Date

25 October 2015


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