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Photo listing : cycleways

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The 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, an ... [more]

The cycleway between Eurocentral and Shawhead is open at last!

The 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 upgra ... [more]

A path with a decent surface linking Greengairs to Wattston and Stanrigg Memorial Park.

Road crossing at Paddock Street on the alignment of the Monkland Canal.

The remains of the buffer strip (see also #51059) separating the shared-use footway from the carriageway can just be seen.

The M8 cycle path approaching Eurocentral.

The 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 traff ... [more]

The cyclepath and westbound A8 cross the M8 motorway.

The path from Eurocentral to Shawhead alongside the A8 dual carriageway. Closed ahead, see #99666.

The path from Eurocentral to Shawhead alongside the A8 dual carriageway. Closed ahead.

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]

A shared-use sign on Kirkshaws Road. I did check and there was no evidence as to whether the shared-use footway continued further or where it might end.

The shared-use footway alongside the A725 into Coatbridge, with some users.

The shared-use path shares the bridge over the A8 dual carriageway with the A725.

Bridges across the massive Shawhead road junction.

If you are coming from Bellshill, this is the first sign to say this footway is shared-use.

The path to Strathclyde Business Park. See the comments at #99651 concerning the bridge ahead.

The path alongside this section of the A725. It ends at Strathclyde Business Park. Why not continue on to Strathclyde Country Park?

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.

Some path damage due to construction traffic on the new cyclepath adjacent to the M8 motorway approaching the A752 crossing.

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.

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

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.

Forth and Clyde Canal. Dullatur Moss

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 new cycle bridge across the Raith Interchange roundabout, but you have to go under it and a distance up the road towards Bellshill because there isn't a ramp coming from Strathclyde Country Park.

The cycleway in Strathclyde Country Park, but this gets extremely busy with pedestrians on sunny days.

Monkland Canal

Gorse, Bedlormie Toll

The western branch of the path from Holytown to Eurocentral.

The path from Holytown to Eurocentral would be even better if the lampposts had been placed outside the width of the path. As it is they create an unnecessary narrowing at each post.

The path from Holytown to Eurocentral.

The start of the path from Holytown to Eurocentral, at the sports centre car park. I don't know what the bollard is supposed to achieve.

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.

The cycle route from Holytown station slowly but surely edging nearer to Eurocentral.

The shared use footway in Holytown just can't keep the same alignment for very long.

The Holytown shared footway crossing Windsor Road.

Shared footway in Holytown.

Shared footway in Holytown.

The start of the cycle route from Holytown station to Eurocentral.

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]

The Ravenscraig cycleway joins the cycling provision at the A723/B7066 roundabout. There is no provision beyond the roundabout in any direction, so probably best to avoid the A723 northwards.

I don't think anyone will notice this repair...

The Ravenscraig cycleway at the northern crossing of Plantation Road, including provision for those going straight ahead and joining the carriageway.

The Ravenscraig cycleway passes a path across to Plantation Road.

The Ravenscraig cycleway crossing Plantation Road, with provision for anyone joining from the carriageway of Plantation Road. Note that cycleway markings haven't been reinstated after roadworks.

The Ravenscraig cycleway outside the sports centre. The entrance is at the far end of the path, then double back to get to the cycle parking.

The cycleway through Ravenscraig crosses the access road to the sports centre. Corduroy 'hazard' tactiles are used on this section, rather than the correct flat-topped 'cycleway' type, and placed so close to the crossing that people on bike ... [more]

The cycle route alongside Robberhall Road.

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

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

The roundabout cycleway on Craigneuk Street.

The roundabout cycleway that ended in #89658 recommences.

This is a good example of how a cycleway should start on a main road, rather than the usual dropped kerb, but the cycleway only goes around the roundabout and then is finished. There's not even a connection towards the new college (see #745 ... [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.

The towpath of the Forth & Clyde Canal is now paved all the way to Glasgow, with the exception of a couple of short sections around bridges.

Repaired Dec 2016

Incorrect shared footway signage at Calderwood Village development.

Routes 1e and 1f under the Janes Brae flyover.

The path to Luggiebank ahead, with a path into the Luggiebank Wood Wildlife Reserve off to the side.

Old, but reasonably well built. The path to Luggiebank.

According to the map from the council, the path across the road forms Route 1d of the Cumbernauld Cycle Network. No signs whatsoever!

In Cumbernauld you can actually live above your cycle path! Quite why route 2 isn't routed straight through to the school access road I don't know.

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

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

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

Before long the asphalt ends and the path alongside the railway line gets hillier.

A newly surfaced section of path alongside the railway at Croy, forming part of route 5 of the Cumbernauld Cycle Network.

A newly surfaced section of path forming the Cumbernauld Cycle Network's route 5 away from Croy station.

A short dead-end cycle track at a roundabout, that could easily continue on to the New Lanarkshire College in the background.

Route 1b crosses Balloch Road at the bus stop, where there is a central island.

The cycle route goes past some back doors to get to St Mungo's church.

Nearly there! The path nears Cumbernauld town centre.

Grade-separated paths!

The step-free path to Cumbernauld town centre.

No evidence that this footway is also a cycleway, but reasonably wide and able to handle the likely foot and cycle traffic. The dropped kerbs looked like recent installations.

Cycle route 1c emerges from the underpasses onto Lenziemill Road. But without any further evidence that the footway is also a cycleway.

Route 2 in Kildrum, heading down to the footbridge at #67683.

Route 2 crosses the main carriageway of Lye Brae on a footbridge, but goes under a sliproad. The footbridge has both a ramp and steps at this end (level with ground at other end). [The concrete sculpture next to the steps can be seen to ... [more]

Underpass on route 2.

The start of the climb on the A73 footbridge.

The climb to the A73 footbridge.

Cumbernauld's cycle route 2 passing a bus stop on the Condorrat Ring Road.

A Cyclists Dismount sign at the footbridge over the Condorrat Ring Road. This side of the footbridge has a ramp and steps, the other side is at ground level (see #70318).

Cumbernauld's cycle route 2 continues onto the footbridge across the Condorrat Ring Road. There is also a marker post with a blue arrow.

The cycle path takes a messy route around the bus stop and footbridge.

The start of the cycle path on the left. No sign that it is a cycle path, nor that it has been assigned not just one but two route numbers! And not a single sign along its length to say where it goes.

An underpass beneath South Carbrain Road, part of Cumbernauld's cycle route 1, and leading to Cumbernauld railway station, plus a sign about step-free access pointing to a road crossing. Note pedestrian walking along road with no footway.

A nice smooth curve in the junction at the end of the footbridge, but no signs for cycle route 2. [It goes straight ahead, to #70616.]

Footbridge over Blackthorn Road, on Cumbernauld's cycle route 2.

Path subsiding, July 2014.

Path junction

Path/track in need of a bit of attention!

Overhanging vegetation narrowing path on ramp down from A8 bridge across from Eurocentral

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