Promote the use of safe cycling in North Tyneside

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The recent proposed changes to provide a safe cycle route from Tynemouth Priory to the Spanish City Dome should stay permanently. Cycles using the pavement on this route have caused frequent conflict between cyclists and pedestrians putting both at risk: separating the two would make it safer for both. The scheme offers huge benefits to public health, the environment and road safety and offers a sustainable solution for future generations.  The dual cycle lane is attracting thousands of cyclists, young and old, to this beautiful stretch of coastline, helping tourism and local business in the process. These improvements are particularly welcome at a time when Covid 19 highlights the need for healthy open spaces. In an era of air pollution, obesity and climate change, we urge North Tyneside Council to have the vision to back this as a permanent change.