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Private access road, gravel

The cycle parking at Palacerigg Country Park.

The 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.

A couple more barriers across the canal towpath.

A couple of barriers across the canal towpath.

The 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.

Extremely poor finishing at the expansion joint at the north end of the Eurocentral bridge over the M8 motorway.

Another 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.

As with #100118, the crossing of the A8 is a pedestrian crossing.

Despite 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.

The cyclepath doesn't run directly to the toucan crossing, necessitating sharp turns, when the desireline is across open land.

The 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.

The path alongside the A8 dual carriageway is closed from here to Shawhead due to subsidence. But no diversion is signed and there is no indication at the previous junction that this path is therefore a dead-end. See also #99662.

A 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.

"Cyclists Rejoin Carriageway" but no dropped kerb to enable that. Pathetic!

I was reading the other day that David Hembrow likes cycle paths constructed out of concrete for their smoothness. He won't like this one however, because even without all the stones and muck it is still extremely bumpy! The shared footw ... [more]

If you can't read the sign next to the bridge, and don't know which side of this barrier to pass, no worries - it's pointing the wrong way anyway! See also #97669 and #99654.

The path to Eurocentral has still to open (due to subsidence, see #97667) but no diversion has been signed.

A route sign pointing in an ambiguous direction, and no clue as to how one should rejoin the carriageway. All of the crossings are for pedestrians only. The shared-use footway does continue around the corner to the left into Kirkshaws Road.

Signs at the junction of bridges over the massive Shawhead road junction. You'll know where you're going if coming from Eurocentral? The route to/from Eurocentral is shut just now in any case, with no signed diversion.

If you want to go south to Bellshill you must first go north to go around the end of this barrier. And if you're coming south you need to pick a side and hope you've picked the right side when you get to the direction sign in #99653. See al ... [more]

Two of these signs are pointing in the wrong direction. With non-logical routes involving multiple turns for destinations served by direct roads, it's important that signs can't be turned around. The signs on the M8 motorway in the backgrou ... [more]

No access to the bridge over the A725 coming from the south, although there is plenty of room for a ramp.

Unlike all the other bridges nearby, this bridge over the North Calder Water has a bumpy transition at each end, which since it is on a downhill section towards Strathclyde Business Park could cause someone to lose control of their bike if ... [more]

Beware of cycles on the cycle path! This is not a 'No Through Road' for cycling.

The foot and cycle bridge over the M8 motorway and A8 dual carriageway to the Showcase Cinema and Kirkwood, but why the gate?

The M8 cyclepath crossing the A8 sliproad and A752 at grade. No tactiles at this side.

The 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?

The M8 cyclepath crossing NCN75 and the A752 at grade. Signage this way for NCN75 but not straight ahead to Glasgow.

The 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.

Why is the route sign so far away from the junction?

The unmade path from Cardowan to Cardowan Moss. This could be improved.

A barrier and kissing gate across the path in the Luggiebank Wood Wildlife Reserve.

A barrier and kissing gate across the path in the Luggiebank Wood Wildlife Reserve.

Steps link the Cumbernauld Cycle Network to Chapelton Road and the rugby club.

A 'Cyclists Dismount' sign at a useful footbridge over the M80 motorway.

The approach at Inchwood Road to the M80 footbridge over to Kirk Place is somewhat messy.

Another path junction that would benefit from some upgrading work.

As 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.

Some 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.

How can anyone trust signage like this? See further comments at #70290.

Little difference from my last visit at #70285.

According 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.

Unfortunately the paths and crossing do not align, on this newly built estate. Very poor planning.

According 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.

It's not just youngsters that take shortcuts when the local path network as built is inadequate.

This path appears to have been forgotten about.

The 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.

@andy_fab Here is the path at Shawhead which heads towards Eurocentral, affected by landslip This is the only unopened section but it has been like this since about August last year. They fence it off and folk pull off the fences but not us ... [more]

Same as last time then. See #65221.

A 'Cyclists Dismount' sign at a pedestrian crossing? Why hasn't a toucan crossing been installed here?

No option for taking a shortcut down the embankment. Pedestrians have to walk this unnecessary distance too!

If the route to Bellshill and Coatbridge is so important, why does the shared-use footway alongside the A725 basically peter out at the top of Bogs Brae?

So tell me again why there isn't a ramp from the far side of this bridge directly towards Strathclyde Country Park to the right?

The most indirect route possible has been chosen for the cycle route between Bothwell and Strathclyde Country Park through the Raith Interchange.

@andy_fab @BritishSigns @ShowMeASignBlog Today's position. At least the Coatbridge sign (hidden) is now pointing the right way [The others are pointing the wrong way. Strathclyde Business Park also needs added to the Uddingston sign, which ... [more]

An enforced sharp double-back to get to cross the new cycle bridge across the Raith Interchange roundabout coming from Strathclyde Country Park. Very poor design!

A poor connection between the path around Strathclyde Loch and the exit from Strathclyde Park towards Bothwell.

No road crossing of Mary Rae Road at roundabout with Hamilton Road. On the left in future there will be a shared-use footway alongside the A725 to Raith Interchange.

No dropped kerb for access from the road at the start of the path from Eurocentral to Holytown.

Crossing Main Street. I didn't bother trying to use the footway of the road to the sports centre on the far side of the road.

A box in the middle of the Holytown shared footway.

The first obstruction on the Holytown to Eurocentral cycle route. A corner, post and phonebox combination.

Cycle parking at Holytown station. A bit close to the fence.

Stepped footbridge over railway line. The nearest alternative is the A723.

The end of the cycling infrastructure at Carfin.

The end of the Ravenscraig cycleway and the provision at the A723/B7066 roundabout. Cyclists to merge onto the road, with sliplanes provided both sides. Hopefully this will be rectified when the road is dualled. A new footway/cycleway is pr ... [more]

End of the line-segregated cycleway through Ravenscraig. Why doesn't it continue through to Craigneuk St?

The ramp at the pedestrian entrance to the college has multiple hairpin bends. There is plenty of room (on this brown-field site) for the ramp to be in a straight line since pretty much everybody using this entrance will have come from the ... [more]

The cycleway from Carfin doesn't yet extend to the end of Robberhall Road to meet the Craigneuk St roundabout cycleway.

Steps on the Clyde Walkway.

A flight of steps on the Clyde Walkway on the left, and a path around the back of the houses to the right.

No attempt to provide for cycling on the A89 through Bargeddie. This is usually crazily busy during rush-hour.

The replacement Bredisholm Road farm road access bridge across the A8 and M8 motorway was originally meant to be ready to reopen in July 2016, but looks like there is still quite a bit of work to do if it is to meet the revised target of Ma ... [more]

Uncontrolled crossing of A8 sliproad at the Showcase Cinema roundabout.

The cycleway crosses the A8 sliproad on an uncontrolled crossing to the right of the mini-roundabout. When I crossed, a driver stopped to wave me across when I suddenly appeared from behind a van. I get that there are roadworks going on, ... [more]

A narrow "converted" footway alongside the A752, where I had to go onto the rough strip next to the carriageway to pass someone coming the other way.

"Use Footway Opposite" - not directed at anyone in particular.

Route NCN75 turns left onto the road here, but the nearest dropped kerb is behind the bush on the left.

Broken sign for as yet unbuilt road (see #79938) at Calderwood Village development.

Sign for routes 1e and 1f pointing the wrong way. Signs for route 1 are only visible to those already on this route and not to those arriving on routes 1e and 1f. Route 1 is routed via the ramp between the bridge and Cumbernauld station, ... [more]

More barriers across path at minor road crossing. All the rage in Kildrum!

More barriers across path at minor road crossing.

More barriers across path at minor road crossing.

An unnecessarily abrupt change of direction for path.

This path isn't part of Cumbernauld's cycle network, but it is plagued with barriers at every minor road crossing. The raised crossing might have been better installed in line with the path and made into a zebra crossing.

Back onto the path, but first, which car do I risk accidentally scratching? No dropped kerb and no thought as to how this space is actually used.

Path ends into driver's car door. Hope he doesn't decide to get out just as I approach.

Because going straight ahead would be too difficult. See #80303 for what happens next.

The second sign on route 2, starting from #80246 at Abronhill. I had to search for this one.

The point in Abronhill where routes 2 and 3 of the Cumbernauld Cycle Network meet. Except route 2 goes through the health centre car park, and route 2a goes to Palacerigg Country Park, not the station.

No sign at top of ramp from underpass, where route 3 takes a sharp turn to find a step-free route through the houses.

You have to be alert to avoid the steps (left foreground) and find the ramp (right), whilst looking out for signs. Cycling not built into Abronhill, but added as a cheap afterthought.

Lamppost partially blocking dropped kerb forming part of cycle route whose signs are fixed to said lamppost.

Not really designed as a cycle route. Ramp to underpass beneath Blackthorn Road, with obstructive lighting columns.

Spot the sign for route 3. (It's next to the underpass entrance).

A gate across route 3 at Broom Road.

No sign where the Cumbernauld Cycle Network's route 3 turns right, but instead a gate to guide you the right way.

The path to the Wardpark Industrial Estate has been left to rot. Why not upgrade this path and include it in the Cumbernauld Cycle Network?

Completely random signs at path junction. The path to the left goes to Wardpark Industrial Estate, not the town centre or Ravenswood, and is not part of the Cumbernauld Cycle Network. The path forking right does lead to Abronhill, but is ro ... [more]

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