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Cycling in East Kilbride

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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]

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]

Cycle parking at East Kilbride shopping centre

East Kilbride local cycle route 1 starts in an obscure side street that just happens to be home to the council buildings

Route sign on East Kilbride local cycle route 1 changes to P on a red patch for no obvious reason

Cycle parking stands at Dollan Aqua Centre

East Kilbride local cycle route 1 entering Town Centre Park

End of Cycle Route and Cyclists Dismount signs at end of shared-use footway on Queensway. Quite why the footway on the rest of Queensway is considered any less suitable for shared-use is anybody's guess! West Mains Road is very busy and ... [more]

End of Mossneuk cycle route in Hairmyres on Strathtay Avenue, but with not even a dropped kerb at road junction! Path in foreground has subsided. Hairmyres Hospital is about half a mile away, behind the trees.

Cycle path crossing Mossneuk Road to access residential street on far side of road, on way to Hairmyres.

Recommended Route sign used for cycle path in Mossneuk (see also #31501).

Junction of East Kilbride local cycle route 1 (to Newlandsmuir and Strathaven) and anonymous cycle route to Hairmyres. This is signed with a mix of Cycles Only, Shared Use and Recommended Route signs (see #31502), rarely in the right places ... [more]

Fire path at end of Rockhamton Avenue, with gap for cycles (although not mentioned in signage), on East Kilbride local cycle route 1.

Inconsistent route signage on East Kilbride local route 1, one sign has route number on red (NCN) patch, the other has no route number.

Cycle path and separate footway through subway under Queensway, East Kilbride.

Cycle path with separate footway, under railway line in East Kilbride (see also #31496)

Old cycle path at end of Glenluce Terrace, which even has a streetname sign so cyclists know which street they are arriving in! (see also #31497)

End of short path from toucan crossing (see #31494). Residential road links to further section of cycle path (see #31496).

Toucan crossing on route across main road. Path extends a considerable way across town (but see #31493).

End of Cycle Route sign on route that could so obviously have been made much longer. (path leads to toucan crossing, see #31494) UPDATE 2014: Shared use signs have since been erected along the length of this path, as far as Stewartfield ... [more]

Random use of priority signs in housing estate. They were sent out with the correct 4 signs, but only 2 got put up the right way up and in the correct location!

There is no help for cyclists crossing side roads on the Stewartfield Way shared-use route, including the busy Morrison's approach road, not even use of a central island.

Although cycle route signage is provided, the crossing between the James Hamilton Heritage Park and the shared-use footway on Stewartfield Way is a no-cycles puffin crossing.

NCN 756 crosses Stewartfield Way at this toucan crossing, while there is a continuation of the shared-use footway along most of the rest of this road to the agriculture museum on the west side of town.

NCN 756 is on a shared-use footway through industrial estate

The surface of the railway path section of NCN 756 in East Kilbride has still not been upgraded. UPDATE: The railway path has since been asphalted, see #108031.

Minimalist cycle route signing on the circular High Blantyre - Flemington cycle route (no destinations are shown on any signs associated with this route!) UPDATE April 2015: Some cycle route signs with destinations have now appeared at t ... [more]

No Cycling sign before end of shared-use footway opposite junction on Uddingston to East Kilbride cycle route. (see also #31484) There are also narrow advisory cycle lanes on this section of the A724.

Short length of shared-use footway between junctions on Uddingston to East Kilbride cycle route. The vegetation at side of path eats into the useable space somewhat, as well as restricting sighting of sign facing into bush! (see also #31485 ... [more]

Adding narrow cycle lanes to a busy and fast road does not make it safe to cycle! (50mph limit inter-urban road)

Gate across road has bypass for pedestrians on one side and a low wooden board for cyclists to lift their bikes over at the other.

Gate across road has bypass for pedestrians on one side (with nettles) and a low wooden board for cyclists to lift their bikes over at the other.

Sign for East Kilbride at point where NCN 75 and local route between Uddingston and East Kilbride diverge. There are no signs facing cyclists coming from the Westburn direction, and no signs for NCN 75 itself at this location.

New cycle lanes on Glasgow Road, Shawfield, part of NCN 756 (as far as first junction on left). Cycle lanes stop at junction with main section of Glasgow Road. No waiting restrictions either (photo taken at weekend).

New road closure without exemption for cycles in Gardenside Street, Uddingston, despite being on NCN 75! The cycle route takes the route to the right. No dropped kerbs or any sort of gap in new strip of footway.

NCN 75 crossing Blantyre Farm Road, at end of cycle path from Uddingston and start of on-road section to Westburn. A 40mph limit has been imposed on Blantyre Farm Road.

Can you tell what it is yet?

The David Livingstone Memorial Footbridge over the River Clyde, between Bothwell and Blantyre

View from the track to High Parks Farm, Hamilton

Old railway bridge over road between Blackwood and Stonehouse

Birkhill Road, between Lee Castle and Crossford

Footbridge over M74 sliproads near Strathclyde Park. This section is "Cyclists Dismount" (or cycle on the A723 dual carriageway through the motorway junction).

Cycle parking lockers at Rutherglen railway station (Victoria Street entrance). Secure with your own padlock, no overnight parking. Similar lockers can be found at various other stations around South Lanarkshire.

The view from Hawthorn Walk. It and Calderwood Road make a good route down into Rutherglen town centre.

Look out for the sign tucked down a side-street.

Pavement hopping on Camp Road. See also #33726.

Cycle track linking Larchfield Drive to Burnside Road. A tad narrow, but a good idea at least. Lamp-posts within the path make it narrower still.

There's a steep climb coming out of Rutherglen, or a good view going in.

NCN756 ends for the bus stop, then starts up again.

Give Way to the fence, you know it makes sense!

Everybody Give Way tonight!

Underpass leading to cycle/pedestrian roundabout in the middle of The Murray Roundabout, Queensway, East Kilbride

Path south from Whitehills Terrace

Queensway cycle track, East Kilbride routes 2 and 3

Pole in shared-use footway, Nerston, by East Kilbride. This is NCN 756.

A Sustrans mile post on probably Britain's highest cycle path. The old A74 was a dual carriageway. After the motorway was built this was reduced to a single carriageway plus an excellent cycle path. It's very remote. The sign reads "12M to ... [more]

One of the highest quality, smoothest, longest bike paths in the UK. It's half of a dual carriageway closed when the motorway opened (the other half is still a road). This is also probably the highest altitude bike path in the UK.

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