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Photo listing : route signs

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A map of the Cumbernauld Cycle Network at the Palacerigg Country Park, right outside the visitors' centre.

A Cumbernauld Cycle Network map outside Greenfaulds railway station.

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.

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.

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]

Directions along the route from Strathclyde Business Park we are then told is a 'No Through Road' in #99868.

I'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 ... [more]

The farm access road alongside the new M8 motorway continues as a single track road.

A sign for the footbridge over the M8 motorway and A8 dual carriageway to the Showcase Cinema and Kirkwood.

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?

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

Little difference from my last visit at #70285.

Route 4 from Craiglinn joins the path to the B8048. I don't know which kerb I prefer to bump!

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.

The Corduroy Heritage Path goes through the Croy station car park. More information at http://www.heritagepaths.co.uk/pathdetails.php?path=64

Route signs outside Croy station. Not facing those exiting the station via either exit. 'Town Centre' refers to Cumbernauld.

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?

@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]

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An 'End of Route' sign when the route clearly continues along New Craig Road. The route from here northwards uses the correct flat-topped tactiles and not the corduroy ones used across the junction southwards.

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]

I guess combined with the cycle route sign the "Rejoin Carriageway" sign could be interpreted as the more usual "Cyclists Rejoin Carriageway".

"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.

A narrow path links the Forth & Clyde Canal towpath to the end of the road to Banton at Kelvinhead, but has a couple of opening gates across it.

An 'End of Cycle Route' sign on the shared use footway 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]

I never noticed on my last visit that Route 1 goes straight on here (note sign in #80515 just visible at top of steps), and not via the Carbrain Gully route. The steps have a ramp around them to the side.

Route 1 sign in Carbrain. The steps up ahead have a ramp around the side.

Route 1 sign in Carbrain, at end of new street.

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.

Having joined Larch Road at #80303, already time to leave it.

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.

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.

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

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]

Confusing signage at path junction. Does 'fork left' mean take the path to the left, or go straight across the junction? (It's the latter). Photo #80234 shows a close up view of the sign in the background.

A vandalised cycle route sign attached to a pedestrian waymarker post. There also isn't a right turn at this T-junction, so the waymarker post must be facing the wrong way. See also #80231.

A vandalised cycle route sign attached to a pedestrian waymarker post, at a sharp turn. See also #80232.

Triangular junction with minimal but clear signage, assuming you know where the routes go to.

Signs for route 3a facing the wrong way at path T-junction. It's also unclear who the 'Cyclists Dismount' sign is aimed at. All directions?

The sign for route 3 should be facing people coming off the bridge over Wilderness Brae.

Single-sided signs for route 1a on the footway at Carrickstone. Is nobody going to join the route here? And confusion for anyone following Cumbernauld's multicoloured arrow waymarker posts.

Lots of signs at this junction in Dullatur, of which the cycle route signs are the least conspicuous. This road is very much a through route for cycling. The junction of the Cumbernauld Cycle Network's routes 1a and 5.

A couple of urban bollards looking out of place at this woodland path junction.

The route to Dullatur leaves the path alongside the railway line.

The northern end of the Cumbernauld Cycle Network's route 1 at Auchinstarry.

Another ambiguous route sign, and if it wasn't for the 'End of Route' sign being visible at the top of the ramp, it would appear the route continued through the car park.

An ambiguous route sign that doesn't make it clear whether route 1 is up the hill or through the car park.

The path reaches the Forth & Clyde Canal, and turns towards Auchinstarry.

So if you are following the cycle route to Auchinstarry, you need to ignore this sign for Auchinstarry, since it is for walkers only.

The route of the Cumbernauld Cycle Network's route 1 through Croy is on-road, but goes off-road to get to Auchinstarry, crossing the Antonine Wall.

A route sign for Cumbernauld's cycle route 1f nearing Dalshannon.

Incorrect route sign at junction between Cumbernauld cycle routes 1e and 1f. 1e goes to Condorrat East to the right, 1f to Condorrat West (and Dalshannon) to the left.

Route signs that have been twisted around so they are not facing on-coming users. Routes 1 and 1b part company here.

A route sign for cycle route 1. No mention of routes 1a or 1b that we saw back at #70711. Have we missed the turnoff?

Welcome to Cumbernauld! Some of the route signs have been twisted round a bit, so it is not obvious which route they point to at the crossroads of paths. Routes 1a and 1b are signed from here, but do not reappear on the signs until they bra ... [more]

Routes 1 and 3 continue together through the Cumbernauld town centre car parks.

Once across the footbridge from the car park, it's back onto the Cumbernauld path network, but this sign seems a bit confused. According to the council map I have, route 1 to Croy and route 3 to Ravenswood is left, route 3 to Cumbernauld Gl ... [more]

Once over the Linkbridge, the cycle route goes through a lobby. You need to slow right down for the automatic doors.

Route sign for routes 1 and 3. Route crosses road at the crossing on the left, then goes around the end of the car park to the right before going back across to the left to join the path down the hill behind the lamppost next to the crossin ... [more]

Cumbernauld's cycle route 1 uses the bypass ramp to get around the steps to the underpass beneath North Carbrain Road.

Route sign for cycle route 1 directing cyclists down the complex ramp at the railway station (which has 'Cyclists Dismount' signs here and at #67691), and the starting sign for routes 1e and 1f. It may be better to start the route outside t ... [more]

Sign for cycle route 1 at the new bridge over the railway. The path on the right goes to one of the platforms at Cumbernauld Station.

Route 1 takes the path from the industrial estate towards the railway station.

Route signs for route 1 up the hill to Palacerigg Country Park.

The route sign for the turn into Kelvin Road North is positioned on the far side of the triangular junction, so cannot be seen properly until it is too late to turn. It also says Cumbernauld Station is 1 3/4 miles away, when it is nearer 1/ ... [more]

Route 2 in Kildrum.

Route 2 in Kildrum.

Route 2 in Kildrum.

The junction of routes 2 and 3a.

Route 2 passes beneath Lye Brae sliproad, then over the main carriageway.

Route 2 goes down ramp from Asda car park and across the goods entrance. There are chicane barriers across the next section of path, visible on the far side of the crossing.

Route 2 forks left here, not right.

Route 2 continues past the town centre.

Route signs all pointing 90 degrees away from the correct direction for each.

Damaged route sign pointing slightly downwards in Cumbernauld town centre. [In this photo https://flic.kr/p/oUftnt the signs point in different directions.]

Having negotiated the edge of the Tesco car park, route 2 heads through the pedestrian plaza.

A 'turn left' sign for this location where the route turns right then swings around to the left, up ramp onto footbridge over North Carbrain Road.

Steep slope out of underpass beneath Greenfaulds Road.

Route sign hidden in tree.

Sign says route 2 forks right here. Now possibly it means cross the footbridge and back through the underpass in #70416, but forking left leads there directly.

This seems to be the junction between Cumbernauld's cycle routes 2 and 3. Destinations for route 3, but not for route 2, and double-sided signs for both at T-junction.

By 'fork left' do they mean turn left and cross under the dual carriageway only to cross back at #70418, or go straight ahead?

The junction signs for Cumbernauld's cycle routes 2 and 1e, with 1e seen going straight ahead.

The junction of Cumbernauld's cycle routes 2 and 1e, and these signs do have destinations. The sign for the turn where route 2 goes across the A73 footbridge can be seen in the distance.

It doesn't say, but this seems like a good location to transfer onto the carriageway.

Another route sign for Cumbernauld's cycle route 2, plus some barriers where the path crosses the access road to a small car park.

Route sign for Cumbernauld's cycle route 2 in Condorrat. The next section of path is right in front of some houses.

Route sign for Cumbernauld's cycle route 2 on the Condorrat Ring Road.

An 'End of Route' sign, presumably for Cumbernauld cycle route 2, and signs with destinations facing across the road and towards a hedge for going towards the town centre. The Cumbernauld to Glasgow cycle route continues along the main r ... [more]

Route signs on the far side of the junction, not really visible on the approach when turning decision needs to be made on a main road. The sign for route 4 is only visible for someone coming from the Condorrat Ring Road, not from Mollins ... [more]

Spot the route sign for Cumbernauld cycle route 2. This section of route is on-road, unlike most of the Cumbernauld cycle network, and on a 40mph road at that!

The path parallel to North Road is part of Cumbernauld cycle route 4. No priority at side road crossing.

The path alongside North Road has been designated part of Cumbernauld cycle route 4.

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