If you were in Newcastle today, and happened to see a family on bikes seeming to appear out of drains, not they weren’t Wombles, or boat people just arrived by canoe. They were the first of a coming torrent of families, to use Newcastle’s latest most wonderful bike route: The Newcastle Waterway Discovery Loop. You can thank me for that name, and for the route, and for Newcastle one day not being quite such a shit-hole.
Rehabilitate 3km of waterways, lay 3km of bike path, add about 6 sets of traffic lights, plant a few thousand trees, add some boardwalks and maybe a fly-over or two, add flood lights, some signage, and seriously folks, this thing could be huge. Even in its insalubrious state, it makes for a nice ride.