If I hadn’t seen a Sustrans post about it, I’d never have known about it, but visiting the Newcastle area now and again, I had to check it out.
It’s a tunnel you see, under the River Tyne, but not your usual, cars, buses and other motorised transport affair, this was built for pedestrians and cyclists only, and not only that, dedicated tunnels for each. How cool is that? It’s also free. Win, win.
So, here are a few images of said tunnel recently re-opened.
It’s an impressive construction once you get inside.
Nice to see initiatives like this project to benefit cyclists and pedestrians first by updating old infrastructure, rather than an after-thought to other transport projects!
If you want to find out more about this, worth a visit with your bike if you are in the area, then look at http://www.tynepedestrianandcyclisttunnels.co.uk/