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Monkey 'road' from Skellyton Farm to Larkhall

The main cycle parking in Calderglen Country Park, which could be nearer to the café and other facilities.

A couple of bike parking stands in the courtyard at the Calderglen Country Park's café

Welcome to Rutherglen - Burgh of Royally crap cycling facilities. Slap of paint on pavement behind bus stop and a route to nowhere

Dig it up, put a bus shelter on it, then slap some paint on it! Shared path for #cycling @SouthLanCouncil style http://t.co/Pfpx2Vc1Ig

New bridge heading into dalmarnock with amazing overlooked buildings in the background. http://t.co/rooXqZDvdt

The Sri Lankan cycling team cruising down the M74, lovely spot for a bike ride. http://t.co/NYr17Pp6So

http://t.co/JgH6ypdNpX can you please stop parking your vans on the #cycling path in Rutherglen #Glasgow road? http://t.co/JYtxWMQXMX

Found this in the middle of route 756 today at Rutherglen. Shared path. Any advice? @magnatom @sustrans http://t.co/HiDOGBUjxF

Closed cycle way.

The shared-use footway going into Larkhall. Almost all the passing motor vehicles were lighting up the speed sign, mostly in the 30-40mph range.

I'm not sure what the designers were thinking here.

Fire Path with gaps for cycles, although the signage does not say cycles are allowed through.

Cycle sign for Croftfoot station, plus warning of road closure ahead that doesn't mention that cycles are allowed through (see #49760)

One of the two sets of stands have been taken out of the cycle parking shelter in the woodlands across the road (see #38919) and relocated to outside the entrance to the visitors' centre and café.

Advance Stop Line at the A70/A73 junction at Hyndford Bridge (at end of cycle track seen in #49697), and cycle route sign for Biggar for cyclists coming from Lanark. If turning left, note that the traffic signals will change for traffic ... [more]

Cycle track next to A70 road approaching Hyndford Bridge (see also #49698)

Start of segregated cycle track alongside main A70 road to Hyndford Bridge, at Carmichael junction.

(from #49694) ...this section of cycle track allows cyclists to get from Hyndford Bridge to the minor road to Carmichael and onwards to Biggar, without going on the main A70 road.

(from #49693) ...it's not actually finished yet... (to #49695)

A shaky start, but this looks promising... (to #49694)

Random car parking on A73/A70 in Hyndford, with start of cycle lanes to Lanark seen in background.

Approaching the end of the cycle lanes on the Lanark to Hyndford road. Cars are parked all over the place! This section of road is used by traffic from both the A73 and A70.

Cycle lane encroachment on approach to roundabout. Note how much of the red surface has been worn away.

The on-road cycle lanes continue right through the roundabout, but only for the route along the main road.

On-road cycle lanes on the Lanark to Hyndford cycle route.

Change of speed limit on Lanark to Hyndford cycle route. The on-road cycle lanes continue to Hyndford village.

End of the on-road cycle lanes section of the cycle route into Lanark from Hyndford. Spot the sign telling cyclists to turn right.

The start of the on-road cycle lanes section of the Lanark to Hyndford and Biggar cycle route.

Route signs for the Lanark to Hyndford section of cycle route. No mention of Biggar here.

Route sign for Hyndford pointing along quiet back street. This route ends up back on the main road further out of town.

New cycle parking shelter at Lanark station

Expanding provision of cycle parking at Lanark station

The East Kilbride to Strathaven cycle route is signed with signs containing a red NCN1 patch, when it is actually a local route number, so should be on a blue background.

Huge "No Cycling" sign next to shared-use footway alongside Redwood Drive (see #48424). The sign actually refers to the Glasgow Southern Orbital dual-carriageway beyond the next road junction.

Shared use footway alongside Redwood Drive, at Redwood Crescent junction

Fernhill Community Centre in Rutherglen

NCN74 - barriers at side road crossing This must be the most pointless NCN infrastructure anywhere.

NCN74 alongside B7078, with M74 motorway seen in the distance

The Murray Roundabout, East Kilbride, showing pedestrian and cycle facilities in the centre, accessed by underpasses. Image created by Billy Smith: https://www.flickr.com/photos/thatbilly/5729518308

Stonehouse Lifestyles Centre

There are no signs in the centre of Strathaven for the cycle route to East Kilbride, just this one on the outskirts.

East Kilbride to Strathaven cycle route signed with NCN1 sign, and no sign for return direction.

A nice bit of road on the East Kilbride to Strathaven cycle route

Junction where the road from Eaglesham meets the East Kilbride to Strathaven cycle route. Distances on the various signs vary!

National cycle route 74

Cycle parking and pedalos in James Hamilton Heritage Park, but see notice and barrier in #41251

"No cycling in the park" - one of many prohibition notices in James Hamilton Heritage Park. Others include No Fishing, No Swimming, No Dog Fouling, Keep Off Ice, and Do Not Throw Stones Into The Water!

The reason for the sign in #38930, the narrow and muddy path under Strathclyde Bridge, where no attempt has been made to improve the path

A rather pathetic sign, really - see #38931

Steps up to Motherwell Road, with wheeling ramp

Steps up to Motherwell Road, with wheeling ramp

Route sign on Avon Water path

Cyclists Dismount signs at bridge over Avon Water

Access control on path in Chatelherault Country Park

There are several of these chicane gates to slow cyclists down on the descent through Chatelherault Country Park (see #38921)

"Caution, Steep Gradient" - sign on NCN 74 in Chatelherault Country Park (see also #38922)

Signage on NCN 74. Work on building the main road route between Chatelherault and Larkhall will begin in July 2012, according to Sustrans.

Cycle parking stands next to car park and across road from café at Chatelherault Country Park UPDATE: One set of stands has been moved to a more conspicuous location seen at #49747

Update on #30515: NCN 75 goes through this road closure and still no progress on getting dropped kerbs or some form of cycle gap in new footway.

M74 motorway underpass between Mausoleum and Strathclyde Park

ASDA cycle parking, Hamilton

Cycling not allowed in Castle Street pedestrian precinct in Hamilton

No Entry signs at road closure, without "except cycles" plates, but route signage between Hamilton town centre and NCN 74 directs cyclists through closure and across toucan crossing

Cycle lane (with wrong type of broken line) across junction mouth, and pavement hopping (see #38907) to get to toucan crossing across main road (see #38909) to avoid roundabout ahead

Cycle lane (with wrong type of broken line) across junction mouth, then pavement hopping (see #38908) to get to toucan crossing across main road (see #38909) to avoid roundabout ahead

Mote Hill junction, with NCN 74 signage just showing North and South. Road closure visible on hill.

Junction of path and Mausoleum Drive on NCN 74

Even without the temporary fencing this shared use footway makes a poor cycle route, with no separation from the main Glasgow Road carriageway, no bypasses at bus stops, Cyclists Dismount signs at pedestrian crossings, but there is a servic ... [more]

NCN 756 crossing of busy Kingsgate Retail Park access road at partly-signalised roundabout, frequently blocked by vehicles waiting at roundabout

Needlessly narrow shared-use path next to East Kilbride Road at bus stop, with Cyclists Dismount signs

NCN 756 approaching toucan crossing across East Kilbride Road

NCN 756 on Johnstone Drive, Rutherglen. The sign is rather small and does not give route number.

A single cycle stand close to bench and wall. Cyclists are better locking to the railing on the traffic island opposite.

No Through Road signs in Bothwell on NCN route 74 to Blantyre. Spot the NCN 74 route confirmation sign!

Gate at entrance to Clyde Walkway next to David Livingstone Memorial Footbridge in Bothwell. The section of walkway from here to Uddingston, past Bothwell Castle, is only just suitable for cycling.

Signage at exit from Blantyre Public Park on Station Road

Cycle gap in road closure to avoid main road junction

Shared-use path alongside A724, part of NCN 74. Footway gets narrower after junction (see #31756).

"Discontinuous National Cycle Route - Rejoin route after 600 yds on Whistleberry Rd" "Cyclists Rejoin Carriageway" No dropped kerb to rejoin carriageway, and no signage for those unfamiliar with the area to get to Whistleberry Road. The ... [more]

"Discontinuous National Cycle Route - Rejoin route after 600 yds on Glasgow Rd Blantyre" "Cyclists Rejoin Carriageway" No dropped kerb to rejoin carriageway, and no signage for those unfamiliar with the area to get to Glasgow Road. See al ... [more]

NCN 74 route sign at Bothwell Bridge

Widened footway around bus stop on Bothwell Road, part of NCN 74

Bus stop treatment on Bothwell Road NCN 74 cycleway. No widening done here, unlike #31752.

NCN 74 crosses Bothwell Road at Hamilton College using an ordinary (not Toucan) pedestrian crossing. The near-side signals on the central island are facing away from approaching crossing users, so cannot be seen until they turn round to loo ... [more]

Side road junction treatment on Bothwell Road cycleway, Hamilton. Regular pavement-parker seen in background.

NCN 74 leaves road here to use Bothwell Nature Trail path, but there is no dropped kerb to allow cyclists up onto the footway. UPDATE: A dropped kerb has now been provided, next to the wooden fencing on the left.

NCN 74 on widened path approaching Wilkie Road

NCN 74 at Wilkie Road, approaching junction with Bellshill Road. The cycle route goes onto the path straight on. The "Cyclists Rejoin Carriageway" sign is facing the wrong way.

Junction of National Cycle Network routes 74 and 75 in Uddingston. Signs do not mention route 75 straight on to Uddingston town centre and Glasgow. Barrier has been removed so cyclists can join carriageway directly.

No Motor Vehicles except for farm vehicles and cycles. This steeply-graded road between East Kilbride and Cambuslang has been shut off with gates, but cycles are still allowed to use it as a through route.

A rare example of a No Through Road except cycles sign.

Sign for Uddingston on cycle route from East Kilbride.

Junction of NCN 756 and East Kilbride to Uddingston cycle route. The sign with back to camera should be pointing toward camera, i.e. towards East Kilbride.

Shared-use path to tennis courts (with cycle parking) in East Kilbride

Several of the roundabouts in East Kilbride town centre have their own cycle and pedestrian roundabouts in the centre of the road roundabout, with access via underpasses and sliproad-style cycle tracks. This is the start of the cycle track ... [more]

Cycleway and footway merge on East Kilbride local cycle route 3 to cross sliproad.

At the second bus stop in Strathaven Road it is not clear whether you are meant to join the road or use the footway. Why isn't it like the first (see #31514)? The cycleway is two-way.

East Kilbride local cycle route 3 runs alongside Strathaven Road, with a parallel and separate footway for most of the way.

East Kilbride local cycle route 3 approaching the Birniehill Roundabout on Strathaven Road.

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