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Route Plan 4 - Design Building (CCE 2) to Baltic 39

Design Building (CCE2), Falconar Street, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, NE2 1XA

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Introduction

  • The following information describes the route from the Design Building (CCE2) to Baltic 39.
  • The approximate distance of this route is 965m.
  • The route takes approximately 12 minutes.
  • The route leads along New Bridge Street, along Minden Street, across the A167(M), along Market Street, along Pilgrim Street and onto High Bridge.
  • The majority of paths along the route are tarmac with some easy and moderate gradients in places.
  • There is some street signage located along the route directing you to Baltic 39.
  • There is campus parking at City Campus East and some on street and public car parking on High Bridge.
  • The potential hazards on this route include; busy roads, crossing points, and congested pathways.
  • The visual indicators at the crossing points are activated by push buttons. These are between the heights of 110cm and 120cm.

Design Building (CCE2)

Design Building (CCE2) to Market Street

  • On exiting the Design Building (CCE2) turn left and head through the quad to the New Bridge Street entrance to the City Campus East.
  • The surface of the quad is block paved.
  • There is an easy gradient uphill as you exit the campus onto New Bridge Street.
  • As you exit the campus onto New Bridge Street there is a pedestrian crossing to the right of you.
  • This crossing point consists of three road crossings.
  • At the first crossing point traffic is coming from your right.
  • At the second crossing point traffic is coming from your right.
  • There is an island in the centre of New Bridge Street with barriers joining the second and third crossing points.
  • At the third crossing point traffic is coming from your left.
  • There are dropped kerbs with tactile paving at each crossing point.
  • The surface of each crossing point is concrete tiles.
  • Each crossing point is controlled by a visual indicator.
  • The visual indicators are activated by push buttons.
  • There is step free access along this part of the route.
  • After completing the third crossing point turn right and follow New Bridge Street.
  • There is an easy downhill gradient along this part of the route.
  • The surface of the route is paving slabs.
  • After approximately 10m, cross a small side turning on to Minden Street.
  • There are dropped kerbs with tactile paving at this crossing point.
  • There are no pedestrian crossing signals at this crossing point.
  • Caution is advised when crossing because of traffic.
  • The traffic is moving from both directions.
  • Continue for approximately 74m to the end of Minden Street.
  • The surface of the path is paving slabs.
  • Some of the path is uneven.
  • After 74m the road ends and the path joins a footbridge across the A167(M) and its slip roads.
  • The bridge is shared with cycles.
  • The bridge is on a moderate gradient.
  • There are handrails on both sides of the bridge.
  • Towards the end of the bridge take the first exit to the right.
  • There is a moderate gradient downhill.
  • The slope leads to Market Street.

Market Street to High Bridge

  • After exiting the bridge onto Market Street continue straight ahead.
  • Follow Market Street for approximately 20m.
  • After approximately 20m Market Street crosses the exit slip road from the A167(M).
  • There is no designated crossing point.
  • Caution is advised when crossing because of traffic.
  • The traffic is coming from your left.
  • There is step free access along this part of the route.
  • Continue along Market Street for approximately 265m to the junction with Pilgrim Street.
  • After approximately 73m Market Street crosses Croft Street.
  • There are dropped kerbs with tactile paving at this crossing point.
  • There are no pedestrian crossing signals at this crossing point.
  • Caution is advised when crossing because of traffic.
  • The traffic is moving from both directions.
  • After approximately 38m Market Street crosses Carliol Street.
  • The crossing point is controlled by a visual indicator.
  • The visual indicators are activated by push buttons.
  • There are dropped kerbs with tactile paving at this crossing point.
  • After approximately 73m Market Street crosses Croft Street.
  • There are dropped kerbs with tactile paving at this crossing point.
  • There are no pedestrian crossing signals at this crossing point.
  • Caution is advised when crossing because of traffic.
  • The traffic is moving from both directions.
  • After approximately 145m Market Street crosses Pilgrim Street.
  • The crossing point is controlled by a visual indicator.
  • The visual indicators are activated by push buttons.
  • There are dropped kerbs with tactile paving at this crossing point.
  • The majority of the surface of the footpath on this part of the route is paving slabs.
  • There is step free access along this part of the route.
  • There is an easy uphill gradient on this part of the route.
  • Some of the pathway is uneven.
  • After completing the crossing turn left and follow Pilgrim Street.
  • After approximately 43m Pilgrim Street crosses Shakespeare Street.
  • There is not a designated crossing point.
  • The surface of the road is raised at the junction of Pilgrim Street and Shakespeare Street creating a level crossing point.
  • Caution is advised when crossing because of traffic.
  • Shakespeare Street is generally quiet.
  • The traffic is coming from your left.
  • After approximately 30m there is a junction on the right with High Bridge.
  • This part of the route has an easy downhill gradient.

High Bridge to Baltic 39

  • Turn right onto High Bridge.
  • There is an easy downhill gradient on this part of the route.
  • The footpath on this part of the route is narrow.
  • The surface of the pathway is paving slabs.
  • The surface of the road is block paved.
  • The road on this part of the route is quiet.
  • The road can be used if the path is too narrow.
  • After approximately 85m High Bridge crosses Grey Street.
  • There is no designated crossing point.
  • There are no dropped kerbs.
  • Caution is advised when crossing because of traffic.
  • The traffic is moving from both directions.
  • Continue along High Bridge for approximately 49m.
  • There is an easy uphill gradient on this part of the route.
  • After approximately 49m Baltic 39 is on the right.

Baltic 39