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New cycle markings and site entrance on Churchill Avenue, complete with obstructive sign posts. Once this site is operational, it looks like cyclists will have to wait for drivers exiting the car park to move off the crossing. The 'Give ... [more]

New cycle markings and site entrance on Churchill Avenue.

The path parallel to Churchill Avenue is being widened, although not by much.

Steps on the path between The Centre Roundabout underpass and Avondale Avenue. Avoid this path on a bike.

The Centre Roundabout doesn't have any cycle facilities (unlike the other town centre roundabouts) but does have a ramp to bypass the steps at the town centre side.

Ramp (not really for cycling) down from shopping centre entrance to the bus station area.

Car park entrance on Rothesay Street. Also leads to the cycle parking at #107435.

The only underpass I saw in East Kilbride with a height restriction sign. Leads to the shopping centre (with some cycle parking at #107433).

A choice of ramps or steps to get to the Queensway underpass to the shopping centre beyond.

The exit from Headhouse Greenway at Telford Road. Pass between the columns to get to the Queensway underpass directly to the shopping centre.

The path from Murray Road joins Baird Hill, but without a dropped kerb.

No barriers at the Livingstone Drive crossing, but potentially vulnerable to obstruction by car parking.

The only barriers I encountered on the Whitehills cycle route, and no signage to say whether the route goes straight ahead to the Queensway underpass or turns right along Strathcona Place towards the Murray Roundabout.

The last sign I encountered on the Whitehills cycle route.

Toucan crossing across Murray Road at Whitehills Terrace.

The Whitehills cycle path at the Stroud Road underpass, leading to Whitehills Terrace where cyclists rejoin the carriageway.

The Whitehills cycle path approaching the Stroud Road underpass.

The Whitehills cycle path.

The main route of the Whitehills cycle path forks left.

The connection from the Whitehills cycle path to Copenhagen Avenue.

The Whitehills cycle path, at this point no wider than most other main paths in East Kilbride.

The Whitehills cycle path and on the right the stepped ramp down to the Quarry Road underpass.

End of the Whitehills cycle route, but with a Toucan crossing across Quarry Road it could be extended along the path to Greenhills. The nearest dropped kerb to join the carriageway is at the uncontrolled crossing beyond the bus stop.

Stepped ramp up from the Quarry Road underpass, but a step-free ramp to the right to join the Whitehills cycle path near the bus stop.

Underpass beneath Quarry Road.

The start of the Whitehills cycle path at Quarry Road, but no dropped kerb. Plenty of room for a Toucan crossing across to the path to Greenhills.

Path options approaching Quarry Road. The left branch leads to an underpass.

The path behind Greenhills Primary School turns towards Quarry Road, but has connections straight ahead for Sycamore Crescent.

A slightly wider path next to Greenhills Primary School, although the lampposts have been planted within the width of the path, making it effectively slightly narrower.

A ramped path retro-fitted next to two and half steps without a banister, creating a slightly complex junction behind the Cedar Drive shop.

Path parallel to Cedar Drive.

Ramped footbridge over Stroud Road, looking towards Cedar Place.

Ramped footbridge over Stroud Road, looking towards Pine Crescent.

Ramped footbridge over Stroud Road at Pine Crescent.

Dumped rubbish partially blocking a dropped kerb at Fir Drive garages.

Underpass beneath Lickprivick Road leading to the Greenhills shops.

Underpass beneath Lickprivick Road at the Greenhills shops.

Greenhills shops, and ramp to underpass beneath Lickprivick Road.

Car park road crossing and ramp to underpass at Greenhills shops.

Footbridge to Greenhills Library and shops.

The unusual timber and concrete footbridge across Greenhills Road to the Greenhills Library and shops.

Barriers across the path at Curlew Drive, the Crosshouse Primary School access road.

Footbridges across Crosshouse Road (foreground) and Mallard Crescent (background). Plus a 'Cyclists Dismount' sign.

The path between Crosshouse and the Greenhills shops, crossing Crosshouse Road by means of a footbridge.

Broken concrete elephants on the path in Crosshouse. Original condition: https://www.flickr.com/photos/stan_bonnars_artworks/4296923973

Barriers across the path at Mallard Crescent, and no dropped kerb.

Netherton Road closed to motor traffic.

I saw someone walking across from Applegate Drive when I was further back along Netherton Road, but I see there is no path here.

Barriers at Burnside View raised crossing. Hardly a busy main road!

Barriers at the junction of two paths.

Netherton Road, now a path between Lindsayfield and Crosshouse/Greenhills.

A messy end to Netherton Road path at the housing development in Lindsayfield. Direct access to Jackton Road is long gone, although the sign for the East Kilbride to Strathaven cycle route is visible.

The continuity of Netherton Road (now a path) has been destroyed by the junction at Applegate Drive. Not even a dropped kerb at the end of the path (which has been slewed away from its original alignment).

A route sign for the East Kilbride to Strathaven cycle route facing a grassy slope with no path across it. The access has been moved further west (see #107502).

A cycle link between Lindsayfield Road and the East Kilbride to Strathaven cycle route on Jackton Road.

The first sign that the East Kilbride cycle route 1 has morphed into the East Kilbride to Strathaven cycle route. Some of the signs on this route include the '1' number, others such as these do not.

Having thought you were now in the countryside, housing in Lindsayfield appears on the left.

Actual countryside, just around the bend from #107482.

The end of the housing development on the edge of East Kilbride.

New housing on the outskirts of East Kilbride that, despite appearances, doesn't have adequate provision for car storists' needs.

A path parallel to Greenhills Road that connects through to other streets and paths, including an underpass beneath Greenhills Road at Mossneuk.

A path parallel to Greenhills Road, looking east.

The path from Lonsdale Gait goes right through Newlandsmuir to meet up with #107473. A proper crossing across Greenhills Road would help.

Another roundabout on East Kilbride's cycle route 1, this one at Crosshouse Road.

East Kilbride's cycle route 1 crosses Greenhills Road at this roundabout. There is a plan to dual Greenhills Road because it is so busy at peak times (although you'd never guess at 11am!).

East Kilbride's cycle route 1 crosses Greenhills Road at this roundabout. Quiet enough mid morning, but this road is so busy at peak times it is to be dualled.

Barriers on the paths either side of Newlandsmuir Road. Quite why East Kilbride's cycle route 1 doesn't go straight across and along the path ahead right through to Lonsdale Gait (avoiding the Greenhills Road roundabout) I don't know.

The path linking Newlands Road to Newlandsmuir Road on East Kilbride's cycle route 1.

A 'No Through Road' sign on East Kilbride's cycle route 1, and no destination signage for the Mossneuk cycle route diverging to the right (see #31501). Why doesn't it go all the way to Hairmyres Hospital?

Signs for East Kilbride's cycle route 1 pointing both left and right at the Westwood Hill junction. Maybe the one across the junction is for the right turn into Newlands Road and has got twisted around.

Rockhampton Avenue ends in a Fire Path with a rather messy gap between the kerb ridges. No cycle exemption from the 'No Entry' signs, and a route sign pointing right at the far side of the junction, when East Kilbride's cycle route 1 turns ... [more]

The first sign on East Kilbride's cycle route 1 that says where it is going, and the next time a destination is mentioned it has changed to Strathaven.

Another junction on East Kilbride's cycle route 1 where there is only a sign in one direction at a turn. If only the routes wasn't so darned complicated!

A route sign for East Kilbride's cycle route 1 on Melbourne Avenue.

The path from the Westwood Road underpass joins Darwin Road, but no sign for East Kilbride's cycle route 1. The route actually turns left and goes up the hill to Melbourne Avenue, but could stay on the level if it turned right and went f ... [more]

East Kilbride's cycle route 1 and its underpass beneath Westwood Road, heading for Darwin Road.

The path forming East Kilbride's cycle route 1 between Darwin Road and Mungo Park, at the underpass beneath Murrayhill at Bowden Park. No signs.

The underpass beneath Murrayhill, in common with a number of other underpasses in East Kilbride of a similar vintage, has a cycleway and separate footway. Access from Mungo Park to Bowden Park, and as East Kilbride's cycle route 1 to Darwin ... [more]

The cycle path between the Murrayhill underpass and Mungo Park is in a rather poor condition.

The cycle path from Mungo Park to the Murrayhill underpass being used as a private driveway, with a sign for East Kilbride's cycle route 1 hidden behind a bush.

A sign for East Kilbride's cycle route 1 on Carnegie Hill approaching Livingstone Drive, but nothing for turns in either direction from Livingstone Drive itself.

The original cycleway from the Righead Roundabout underpasses simply merged into Murrayhill, but a short section of extra path was added for East Kilbride's cycle route 1, allowing direct access to and from Livingstone Drive without going o ... [more]

Signs for the inbound version of East Kilbride's cycle route 1, which ends up on Cornwall Street before the turn into Blacklands Road.

Pedestrian signage at the Righead Roundabout, and over next to the underpass, an outbound sign for East Kilbride's cycle route 1.

The path to the underpasses at the Righead Roundabout. The path ahead joins with Queensway (A726). No sign for East Kilbride's cycle route 1 which turns right into the underpass.

Where now? Again, missing any signage, East Kilbride's cycle route 1 goes onto what looks like a footway at the far side of the junction, which is a path that leads to an underpass at the Righead Roundabout.

At last, the second sign in the outbound direction for East Kilbride's cycle route 1. But no sign in the other direction.

East Kilbride's cycle route 1 in the park.

No signage for East Kilbride's cycle route 1 anywhere through the grounds of the Dollan Aqua Centre, including here where the route leaves the car park and enters the park.

Clear signage for the Dollan Aqua Centre, but nothing in either direction for East Kilbride's cycle route 1 which turns here.

No sign on East Kilbride's cycle route 1 for the turn into Brouster Hill. There is a sign in the other direction, see #31508.

A damaged sign at the start of East Kilbride's local route 1 in Andrew Street. I think this was the only sign I saw with a blue background to the route number instead of an incorrect red background. No sign for the turn from the opposite ... [more]

Cycle lockers in the car park of Hairmyres Station, and stands in a shelter on the platform.

Glasgow 2014 Legacy cycle parking outside the entrance to the National Museum of Rural Life on the outskirts of East Kilbride.

Cycle parking in the East Kilbride Shopping Centre car park, showing the entrance straight ahead.

Cycle parking at East Kilbride Bus Station.

Cycle parking outside an entrance to the East Kilbride Shopping Centre. There are also stands nearby in the car park (see #107435).

Cycle parking in the East Kilbride Shopping Centre car park. The signs might be better mounted on poles to avoid obstructing the stands.

A pathetic attempt at cycle parking outside the Tesco store at St Leonards. These are shop display stands intended for use inside a bike shop, not for locking bikes to outside! When this store was a Somerfield there were proper Sheffield ... [more]

A mix of cycle parking outside an entrance to the East Kilbride Shopping Centre. This location is accessed through an underpass beneath Queensway.

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