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All photos in & around Cumbernauld

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115520Photo #115520Coatdyke train station cycle parking and ramp, to left of steps (quite steep).Cycle parking:
Infrastructure
cycleparking
113115Photo #113115The trackbed of an old railway, alongside the A752 at Drumpellier Country Park. This could potentially be made into a path for the Seven Lochs Trail instead of using the footway of the A752. At this point, the trackbed crosses a bridge over a stream. Viewing opposite direction from #113114.Track:
Infrastructure
track
113113Photo #113113The southern entrance to Drumpellier Country Park on the A752.Track:
Infrastructure
track
113112Photo #113112The Seven Lochs Trail turns from the A752 into Drumpellier Country Park. The signs here make no mention of the Seven Lochs Trail. There is a dropped kerb here, but it is partly blocked by a mangled railing installed across it.Route sign:
Infrastructure
routesigns
113111Photo #113111The footway of the A752 was supposed to be upgraded to be part of NCN route 755 south of Gartcosh, but this has still to happen. However, it is now part of the Seven Lochs Trail and still has obstructions like this boundary sign post.Obstruction:
Problem
obstructions
108683Photo #108683No signage for Cumbernauld's cycle route 2a to Abronhill near the Palacerigg Country Park visitors' centre.Track:
Infrastructure
track
108682Photo #108682A signpost within Palacerigg Country Park, but no mention of Cumbernauld's cycle route 2a to Abronhill which starts around here.Route sign:
Problem
routesigns
108681Photo #108681The entrance to Palacerigg Country Park, where Cumbernauld's cycle route 1 starts. There are no signs for the Cumbernauld cycle network within the park, although there is a map (see #102067).Route sign:
Infrastructure
routesigns
108680Photo #108680Cycling on Blackbog Road, which is part of a series of quiet country roads between Palacerigg and Moodiesburn.Road environment:
Infrastructure
road
108679Photo #108679Negotiating the path down from Cumbernauld Road to join the Strathkelvin Railway Path. Still as narrow and awkward as ever.Track:
Problem
track
108640Photo #108640Pedestrian killed in a collision with a car driven by her father's cousin.

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-glasgow-west-48473370
Road environment:
Event
road
103375Photo #103375The Wester Way alongside Phase 4 of the Bishopbriggs Relief Road.

The lampposts have been planted in the path rather than alongside it (as has been done on the adjacent road), but other than this, it is built to a reasonable standard, and has a good view!
Cycleway:
Good practice
cycleways
103090Photo #103090Private access road, gravelTrack:
Problem
track
102097Photo #102097The footway of McNeil Drive at Eurocentral has now been upgraded to shared use. However, there were no signs on the wide footways around the B799 Bo'ness Road roundabouts at the adjacent motorway junction which, according to the M8/A8 upgrade plans, were to be shared use also.Cycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
102096Photo #102096A Cumbernauld Cycle Network map outside Greenfaulds railway station.Route sign:
Good practice
routesigns
102071Photo #102071A fairly smooth unbounded track through the forestry at Dunsyston, avoiding a busier road through Gartness on the way to Chapelhall. But could equally go on towards Salsburgh.Track:
Infrastructure
track
102070Photo #102070A rough, stony track across a former opencast mining site, with a bit of a climb towards the end, but more direct than the road around the site.Track:
Infrastructure
track
102069Photo #102069An assortment of barriers at the entrance to Stanrigg Memorial Park, so just as well the gate had been left open!Road environment:
Infrastructure
road
102068Photo #102068A path with a decent surface linking Greengairs to Wattston and Stanrigg Memorial Park.Cycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
102067Photo #102067A map of the Cumbernauld Cycle Network at the Palacerigg Country Park, right outside the visitors' centre.Route sign:
Good practice
routesigns
102066Photo #102066The alternative to #102065.Cycle parking:
Infrastructure
cycleparking
102065Photo #102065The cycle parking at Palacerigg Country Park.Cycle parking:
Problem
cycleparking
102064Photo #102064The presumed shared-use footway alongside the road up to Palacerigg Country Park doesn't have a dropped kerb opposite Tannoch Road, making it difficult to join from the side road.Obstruction:
Problem
obstructions
102057Photo #102057The cycleway between Eurocentral and Shawhead is open at last!Cycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
100123Photo #100123A single uncontrolled sliproad crossing with 'Cyclists Dismount' signs (see #51057) has been replaced with two uncontrolled sliproad crossings, without signs. No attempt to line up the footway with the crossings.Road environment:
Infrastructure
road
100122Photo #100122Extremely poor finishing at the expansion joint at the north end of the Eurocentral bridge over the M8 motorway.Obstruction:
Problem
obstructions
100121Photo #100121The remains of the buffer strip (see also #51059) separating the shared-use footway from the carriageway can just be seen.Cycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
100120Photo #100120Another set of pedestrian crossings to revert to the west side of the A8 Eurocentral junction, since there is no footway around the western side of the roundabout anymore.Road environment:
Problem
road
100119Photo #100119As with #100118, the crossing of the A8 is a pedestrian crossing.Road environment:
Problem
road
100118Photo #100118Despite the toucan crossing at #100117, all of the other crossings at the A8 Eurocentral junction are pedestrian crossings. It's almost as if they have forgotten that this is/was a shared use route.Road environment:
Problem
road
100117Photo #100117A split toucan crossing on Townhead Avenue, Eurocentral, with an HGV combo stopped some way forward of the stopline on the far side.Road environment:
Infrastructure
road
100116Photo #100116A split toucan crossing across Townhead Avenue at Eurocentral. I don't know which direction the 'Cyclists Dismount' sign applies to. The kid on the bike took no notice of it.Road environment:
Infrastructure
road
100115Photo #100115The cyclepath doesn't run directly to the toucan crossing, necessitating sharp turns, when the desireline is across open land.Obstruction:
Problem
obstructions
100114Photo #100114The M8 cycle path approaching Eurocentral.Cycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
99882Photo #99882The cyclepath, A8 dual carriageway and M8 motorway approaching Eurocentral. I'm sure it would have been possible to design a more economical A8 road layout at this point.

The road to the right is a field/land access with next to no traffic to give way to.
Cycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
99881Photo #99881The cyclepath and westbound A8 cross the M8 motorway.Cycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
99880Photo #99880The Carnbroe foot and cycle bridge over the A8 dual carriageway. Why no direction sign? I know where it leads to, but that's not the point.Route sign:
Problem
routesigns
99879Photo #99879The path from Eurocentral to Shawhead alongside the A8 dual carriageway. Closed ahead, see #99666.Cycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
99878Photo #99878The path from Eurocentral to Shawhead alongside the A8 dual carriageway. Closed ahead.Cycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
99877Photo #99877A short section of potholed road on Carnbroe Road. Is there an equivalent section of missing surface on the newly built M8 motorway? I'm guessing there isn't.Pothole:
Problem
potholes
99876Photo #99876The view from the bridge over the M8 motorway on Carnbroe Road, looking towards Coatbridge.Road environment:
Infrastructure
road
99875Photo #99875Carnbroe Road approaching the bridge over the new M8 motorway.Road environment:
Infrastructure
road
99874Photo #99874A 15mph limit on Carnbroe Road beyond the edge of Bellshill.General sign/notice:
Infrastructure
signs
99873Photo #99873The end of the path from Clay Road at the Clay Crescent bus turning circle. All this could be upgraded to improve active travel permeability within Shirrel.Track:
Infrastructure
track
99872Photo #99872I don't see any reason why Clay Road shouldn't be upgraded to make an all-weather path serving the Shirrel area of Bellshill.Track:
Infrastructure
track
99871Photo #99871Clay Road forks to the right, forming a sort of active travel spine through the estate.Road environment:
Infrastructure
road
99870Photo #99870Pinch-point traffic-calming on North Road, Bellshill. The dropped kerbs don't appear to have been thought through to create a half decent crossing for pedestrians.Road environment:
Infrastructure
road
99869Photo #99869Directions along the route from Strathclyde Business Park we are then told is a 'No Through Road' in #99868.Route sign:
Infrastructure
routesigns
99868Photo #99868Beware of cycles on the cycle path! This is not a 'No Through Road' for cycling.General sign/notice:
Problem
signs
99867Photo #99867Give Way at Strathclyde Business Park.General sign/notice:
Infrastructure
signs
99866Photo #99866The path to Strathclyde Business Park. See the comments at #99651 concerning the bridge ahead.Cycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
99865Photo #99865The path alongside this section of the A725. It ends at Strathclyde Business Park. Why not continue on to Strathclyde Country Park?Cycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
99864Photo #99864Motorway regulations apply henceforth. A bit bigger than the equivalent cycle route confirmation sign.General sign/notice:
Infrastructure
signs
99863Photo #99863This had better be an important sign to be positioned so close to the cyclepath.General sign/notice:
Infrastructure
signs
99862Photo #99862I'm not sure what the best way to Uddingston from here would be, but the path on the left leads as far as Strathclyde Business Park. You'd have to find your own way from there.

If you were approaching from this direction, you'd have been best taking NCN75 back at the Showcase junction.
Route sign:
Infrastructure
routesigns
99861Photo #99861A passing place on the farm access road and M8 cycle route in the Douglas Support Estate.General sign/notice:
Infrastructure
signs
99860Photo #99860An expensive farm access road over the M8 motorway to Shawhead Farm.Track:
Infrastructure
track
99859Photo #99859The farm access road turns south towards the Douglas Support estate woods. A triangular junction with the road to Shawhead Farm.Road environment:
Infrastructure
road
99837Photo #99837The farm access road and cycle route adjacent to the M8 motorway.Road environment:
Infrastructure
road
99836Photo #99836The farm access road alongside the new M8 motorway continues as a single track road.Route sign:
Infrastructure
routesigns
99835Photo #99835The farm access road alongside the new M8 motorway has a direct connection to the 'all purpose' A8 dual carriageway, which, as the sign says, is unsuitable for pedestrians and cyclists.General sign/notice:
Infrastructure
signs
99834Photo #99834More signs. They would make more sense facing the other way, come to think of it.General sign/notice:
Infrastructure
signs
99833Photo #99833The foot and cycle bridge over the M8 motorway and A8 dual carriageway to the Showcase Cinema and Kirkwood, but why the gate?Obstruction:
Problem
obstructions
99832Photo #99832A sign for the footbridge over the M8 motorway and A8 dual carriageway to the Showcase Cinema and Kirkwood.Route sign:
Infrastructure
routesigns
99831Photo #99831The reverse view of #99830 shows this access road leads only to this piece of land. The route ahead becomes a cyclepath.Road environment:
Infrastructure
road
99830Photo #99830The cyclepath becomes a farm access road again. I doubt there's much traffic to give way to (see #99831).General sign/notice:
Infrastructure
signs
99829Photo #99829The M8 cyclepath crossing the A8 sliproad and A752 at grade. No tactiles at this side.Cycleway:
Problem
cycleways
99828Photo #99828The M8 cyclepath crossing the A752-A8 sliproad at grade. Why are some 'Give Way' and other signs lit but not other similar signs at this junction?Cycleway:
Problem
cycleways
99827Photo #99827The M8 cyclepath crossing NCN75 and the A752 at grade. Signage this way for NCN75 but not straight ahead to Glasgow.Cycleway:
Problem
cycleways
99826Photo #99826The M8 cyclepath crosses the busy A752 road and A8 sliproad at grade. Why only a flyover for motorists? And no directions facing this way for NCN75 other than a Sustrans sticker.Route sign:
Problem
routesigns
99825Photo #99825Some path damage due to construction traffic on the new cyclepath adjacent to the M8 motorway approaching the A752 crossing.Cycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
99824Photo #99824A downhill section on the farm access road and cycle route adjacent to the new M8 motorway. The Showcase foot and cycle bridge can be seen in the distance.Road environment:
Infrastructure
road
99822Photo #99822Farm access road and cycle route alongside the new M8 motorway.Road environment:
Infrastructure
road
99819Photo #99819Why is the route sign so far away from the junction?Route sign:
Problem
routesigns
99789Photo #99789Give Way. Just do it!General sign/notice:
Infrastructure
signs
99787Photo #99787The approach at Inchwood Road to the M80 footbridge over to Kirk Place is somewhat messy.Obstruction:
Problem
obstructions
99786Photo #99786Another path junction that would benefit from some upgrading work.Track:
Problem
track
99785Photo #99785As also seen in #99784, this path needs a proper surface, and it could be rebuilt slightly to the side to improve sightlines at the path junction.Track:
Problem
track
99784Photo #99784Some potentially useful paths here, but the route crossing this one needs a proper surface, and the opportunity could be taken to move it away from the vegetation to improve sightlines.Track:
Problem
track
99782Photo #99782How can anyone trust signage like this? See further comments at #70290.Route sign:
Problem
routesigns
99781Photo #99781Little difference from my last visit at #70285.Route sign:
Problem
routesigns
99780Photo #99780Cumbernauld Cycle Network route 4 crosses the B8048 here, then crosses the side road to get to the path to Craiglinn Interchange.Road environment:
Infrastructure
road
99779Photo #99779Route 4 from Craiglinn joins the path to the B8048. I don't know which kerb I prefer to bump!Route sign:
Infrastructure
routesigns
99778Photo #99778According to my map from the council, Cumbernauld Cycle Network route 4 does not go up this busy road. I checked at the Balloch Roundabout and there were no further signs.Route sign:
Problem
routesigns
99777Photo #99777According to my map from the council, the Cumbernauld Cycle Network route 4 turns left here then first right, rather than using the (rather ugly) caged crossing and the direct path to Craiglinn. But no signs.Road environment:
Infrastructure
road
99776Photo #99776Unfortunately the paths and crossing do not align, on this newly built estate. Very poor planning.Cycleway:
Problem
cycleways
99775Photo #99775A nice wide path through Smithstone, with a raised crossing across Old Tower Road, but is it Cumbernauld Cycle Network route 4?Track:
Good practice
track
99774Photo #99774According to my map from the council, Cumbernauld Cycle Network route 4 turns the corner here, which may account for the difference in path widths. But no signs.Cycleway:
Problem
cycleways
99773Photo #99773It's not just youngsters that take shortcuts when the local path network as built is inadequate.Track:
Problem
track
99772Photo #99772This path appears to have been forgotten about.Track:
Problem
track
99771Photo #99771No signs to say this is a shared-use footway, but according to my map from the council, this is where Cumbernauld Cycle Network routes 4 and 4a are to be found.

The roundabout appears to be built on a different plane from the rest of the road.
Road environment:
Infrastructure
road
99770Photo #99770The Cumbernauld Cycle Network's route 1 turns along this path to Craigmarloch, but there's no dropped kerb at the entrance. The 'No Through Road' sign could do with an 'except cycles' plate.Obstruction:
Problem
obstructions
99769Photo #99769The Corduroy Heritage Path goes through the Croy station car park.

More information at www.heritagepaths.co.uk/pathdetails.php
Route sign:
Infrastructure
routesigns
99768Photo #99768Cycle parking at Croy station, protected by high containment kerbs and bollards.Cycle parking:
Infrastructure
cycleparking
99767Photo #99767Cycle parking at Croy station.Cycle parking:
Infrastructure
cycleparking
99766Photo #99766Route signs outside Croy station. Not facing those exiting the station via either exit. 'Town Centre' refers to Cumbernauld.Route sign:
Infrastructure
routesigns
99731Photo #99731The new kissing gate (replacing #51060) has been blocked by Heras fencing. Wonderful!

There is meant to be a cycle route being constructed between Calderbank and Eurocentral, coming through here.
Temporary closure:
Problem
closure
99717Photo #99717Accessible footbridge over Greenfaulds Road.Track:
Good practice
track
99716Photo #99716Steps link the Cumbernauld Cycle Network to Chapelton Road and the rugby club.Obstruction:
Problem
obstructions
99715Photo #99715A rough transition to the road at Kirk Place, but a barrier to ensure you don't accidentally cycle down the steps.Road environment:
Infrastructure
road

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