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All photos in & around East Kilbride

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150113Photo #150113Parking at the primary school makes the road dangerous. People parking on the pavement and blocking the road makes it dangerous to walk, wheel or cycle to schoolCycleway:
Problem
cycleways
150112Photo #150112Parents dopping off children at St Charles Primary is really dangerous. No safe space for walking, wheeling or cycling because of selfish parents parking on the pavements and blocking the roadCycleway:
Problem
cycleways
149972Photo #149972Cycle path on Kings Park Avenue would be a strategic asset. It would be of great benefit.Cycleway:
Problem
cycleways
141683Photo #141683Footpath from Philipshill Road to Carmunnoch Road is very narrow. Maybe a metre wide just now so could be double that.Track:
Problem
track
130436Photo #130436There is no provision for cyclists to get from the town centre to the cycle path apart riding a busy 2 lane road or on the pavement.Cycleway:
Problem
cycleways
128365Photo #128365There is a decent cycleway here (part of the N74 route), however there is a constant problem with overhanging branches which forces cyclists to dismount or to move onto the busy A72 to avoid them.Cycleway:
Problem
cycleways
124419Photo #124419There are plans / consultations to make this a dual carriageway. On the fly through there was no segregated cycle lane, existing pedestrian crossings have been removed cutting off the heritage park to pedestrians. Road improvements would be better at the roundabout at the Kingsway / Glasgow RoadCycleway:
Problem
cycleways
124415Photo #124415A Narrow footpath that has been converted to shard use path (I assume, no one would design one so narrow, surely?). There is enough of a hard shoulder on the slip road to widen the footpath in this locationCycleway:
Problem
cycleways
124160Photo #124160Toucan crossing takes too long to stop traffic - many many people just run across the road nearer the roundabout to avoid having to walk up to the crossing point and wait for ages.Cycleway:
Problem
cycleways
124156Photo #124156Pavement really narrow and in poor state of repair with roots underneath/erosion. Pedestrains passing one another need to step out into the 70mph limit road to keep 2 m distance from one another. No need for dual carriageway here - widen the pavement please!Track:
Problem
track
124153Photo #124153Cyclists forced to use busy and fast dual carriageway as shared path ends at the roundabout. Hatched areas mean there is room for a dedicated cycle path here. It is also uphill, so even more dangerous for cyclists to share with 50mph + motor trafficCycleway:
Problem
cycleways
124150Photo #124150No toucan crossing even though it is on a shared use path. Lights often take a long time to stop the motor trafficCycleway:
Problem
cycleways
118608Photo #118608Speeding fast flowing trafficCycleway:
Problem
cycleways
113824Photo #113824The path through the woods at Cathkin is usable on this section, but some parts are too steep, including crossfall, to cycle all the way. The path ends before the connection to Burnside Road, so it is necessary to rejoin the busy Cathkin Road.Track:
Problem
track
113823Photo #113823I had intended to head west through to the Cathkin Braes mountain biking site, but the path was too muddy to cycle, so I headed in the opposite direction instead.Track:
Problem
track
113822Photo #113822The road from South Cathkin Farm joins Cathkin Road, and opposite there is a cut-through to the parallel path through the woods.Track:
Infrastructure
track
113821Photo #113821The track from Markethill Road to South Cathkin Farm passes the entrance to the former quarry and landfill site, and the surface quality only gets worse from here onwards. Large muddy puddles, and best to avoid. The muddy track joins asphalt roads at the farm.Track:
Problem
track
113820Photo #113820A track between Markethill Road and South Cathkin Farm, around the former quarry and landfill site. This is probably the best the track gets.Track:
Infrastructure
track
113819Photo #113819Cycle parking stands at the rear of the coffee chain drive-through.Cycle parking:
Infrastructure
cycleparking
113818Photo #113818A hostile road environment for anyone cycling to the Kingsgate Retail Park. The roundabout decoration does nothing to improve it.Road environment:
Problem
road
113807Photo #113807Cycle parking at Sainsbury's Kingsgate store, as far from the front door as possible, only convenient for the fire door, and attracting a predictable level of usage.Cycle parking:
Problem
cycleparking
113806Photo #113806A person on a bike leaves NCN756 on the Mavor Avenue shared footway to cross to the new retail park.Bicycle:
Infrastructure
bicycles
113805Photo #113805A new roundabout at Mavor Avenue/Avon Drive. It wasn't clear where the cycle route went.Road environment:
Infrastructure
road
113804Photo #113804The dropped kerb associated with the crossing from the NCN756 Mavor Avenue shared footway, necessary for southbound cyclists due to the blind bend at the Gateway junction, has been removed and replaced with a regular kerb.Obstruction:
Problem
obstructions
113803Photo #113803The desire line seen in #113801 comes over the mound and onto the path seen to the right of this picture. If there is no special reason to retain the mound, it should be removed and a proper path provided as a through route from the East Kilbride railway path to Maxwell Park and beyond.Obstruction:
Problem
obstructions
113802Photo #113802The path from Logie Park splits to form a triangular junction with the East Kilbride railway path. Left for the town centre, right for towards Kingsgate.Cycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
113801Photo #113801The path to Logie Park heads to the right, but there is a desire line over the mound straight ahead to get to the railway path. See also #113803 looking from the opposite direction.Cycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
113800Photo #113800Paths connecting from the East Kilbride railway path to Halfmerke Primary School, Logie Park, and Maxwell Drive.Cycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
113799Photo #113799Steps linking from Dunblane Drive onto the East Kilbride railway path. If there was the political will, there would be a ramp here.Obstruction:
Problem
obstructions
113798Photo #113798The East Kilbride railway path near Dunblane Drive (to the left) and Halfmerke Primary School (to the right).Cycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
113797Photo #113797The start of the railway path section of NCN756, leaving East Kilbride, at St Bryde Lane. The traffic calming strips present a hazard to turning cyclists and could easily be bypassed with a more convenient access onto the path to the left.

The path to the right is a footpath alongside the car park seen in #113795.
Route sign:
Infrastructure
routesigns
113796Photo #113796A route sign for NCN756 in Old Mill Road, although I don't think Glasgow is just one mile further along the route than Rutherglen.Route sign:
Infrastructure
routesigns
113795Photo #113795The former railway line through the northeastern part of East Kilbride has been converted into a cycle path, but this section at Main Street has been filled in and made into a car park.Other:
Problem
general
113794Photo #113794An attempt at filtered permeability on Parkhall Street, but no provision for cycling through the road closure.Obstruction:
Problem
obstructions
113793Photo #113793Cycle parking at East Kilbride station, one of two shelters, and a shared footway on Torrance Road.Cycle parking:
Infrastructure
cycleparking
113792Photo #113792Cycle parking at East Kilbride station. One of two shelters.Cycle parking:
Infrastructure
cycleparking
113789Photo #113789A busy junction between Kittoch Street and West Mains Road.Road environment:
Problem
road
113788Photo #113788Glebe Street meets Hunter Street and Montgomery Street in East Kilbride Village.

I never noticed when I took the photograph, but the cycle parking stands look like they may be removable.
Cycle parking:
Infrastructure
cycleparking
113787Photo #113787Glebe Street and other back streets in East Kilbride Village.Road environment:
Infrastructure
road
113786Photo #113786Not a cycling route, but this footway crosses Stuart Street at an uncontrolled crossing near to the Priestknowe Roundabout, so is a bit difficult to cross at busy times. Traffic reduction through East Kilbride Village would help.

The salt reveals tyre tracks.
Track:
Infrastructure
track
113785Photo #113785The dropped kerb for entering the Whitemoss Avenue underpass from Whitemoss Road has been positioned in an awkward place handier for the steps than the ramp, and is only convenient for coming from the east. There is already a dropped kerb at the end of the ramp, convenient for both directions, but is blocked by car parking.Cycleway:
Problem
cycleways
113784Photo #113784The direct route out of the Whitemoss Avenue underpass onto Whitemoss Road is blocked by car parking.Car storage:
Problem
carstorage
113783Photo #113783The car park entrance for the new Lidl supermarket is across the new Churchill Avenue shared cycle path. An update on #107576.Cycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
113782Photo #113782Cycle parking at the new Lidl store. The car park is outside the front door.Cycle parking:
Infrastructure
cycleparking
113781Photo #113781The path parallel to Whitemoss Avenue and then Churchill Avenue, approaching the underpass beneath Whitemoss Avenue.Cycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
113780Photo #113780Poor quality path in a park signed as shared use.Cycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
113779Photo #113779The cycle route along the Whitemoss Avenue shared footway is signed into the park, including a rather steep bit of path at the corner (seen also in #107580).Route sign:
Problem
routesigns
113765Photo #113765A newly improved connection between Whitemoss Road and the Whitemoss Roundabout underpasses. But no direction signs for the cycle route nearby. The bin probably doesn't have to be located in the actual cycle track either.Cycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
113764Photo #113764A warning (not triangular) of low height at the Whitemoss Roundabout.General sign/notice:
Infrastructure
signs
113763Photo #113763Route signs at the Whitemoss Roundabout for the cycle route to Brancumhall, but the Health Centre pointed to is not the closest health centre to this location, and so could be confusing.Route sign:
Problem
routesigns
113762Photo #113762The start of the cycle track for the Whitemoss Roundabout diverging from the carriageway of Kingsway. It could be extended back along the verge to meet the cycle track from the Birniehill Roundabout.Cycleway:
Problem
cycleways
113761Photo #113761The Birniehill Roundabout cycle track merges onto the Kingsway carriageway, but there is room for it to continue off-road until the Whitemoss Roundabout where another cycle track starts. Again, tyre tracks in the mud and grass give away the actual usage of this facility.Cycleway:
Problem
cycleways
113760Photo #113760A new 'No Entry' sign for the resurfaced cycle off-ramp from Churchill Avenue at the Murray Roundabout, but no longer any signs for local routes 2 and 3. So close to the town centre, but no wayfinding.Route sign:
Problem
routesigns
113759Photo #113759The path seen being widened in #107574, and now officially shared use, alongside Churchill Avenue in East Kilbride.Cycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
113758Photo #113758An ancient 'No Cycling' sign at an underpass at the Centre Roundabout.General sign/notice:
Infrastructure
signs
113754Photo #113754The accumulating mud on the cycle track at the Righead Roundabout shows that, despite conditions, people are using it. The underpass on the right leads to cycle tracks on the other sides of the roundabout.Cycleway:
Problem
cycleways
113753Photo #113753The cycle track leaves the Queensway carriageway in time for the Righead Roundabout. There is plenty of room for it to have been off-road all the way along here.Road environment:
Infrastructure
road
113752Photo #113752The Queensway footway changes from asphalt to slabs, and shimmies to the side slightly. The drainage is poor.Track:
Infrastructure
track
113751Photo #113751The Queensway footway resumes at Falkland Drive.Road environment:
Infrastructure
road
113750Photo #113750Car parking on the underpass cycle track at Falkland Drive.Car storage:
Problem
carstorage
113749Photo #113749Very poor sightlines where the path from the ramp of the footbridge and from Lindores Drive meets the Queensway footway.Obstruction:
Problem
obstructions
113748Photo #113748Links to local streets from the north side of the Queensway footbridge.Track:
Infrastructure
track
113747Photo #113747Lots of barriers on the southern side of the Queensway footbridge at Sudbury Crescent.Obstruction:
Problem
obstructions
113746Photo #113746Footbridge across Queensway, linking Sudbury Crescent and Lindores Drive, and other local streets. But no dropped kerb at the base of the ramp.Obstruction:
Problem
obstructions
113745Photo #113745Path junctions outside Westwood Road underpass from Dunedin Park. Duncanrig Secondary School is to the right.Track:
Infrastructure
track
113744Photo #113744No dropped kerb at end of path at Columbia Way.Road environment:
Problem
road
113732Photo #113732A ramped footbridge to cross Westwood Road and access Westwood Square shops.Road environment:
Infrastructure
road
113731Photo #113731No Cycling at Westwood Square.General sign/notice:
Infrastructure
signs
113730Photo #113730Cycle parking at Westwood Square shops.Cycle parking:
Infrastructure
cycleparking
113729Photo #113729The Mossneuk cycleway changes from unsegregated to line segregated path, although it isn't signed as such, for the final section to Newlands Road. The crossing footpath has priority over the cycleway.Cycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
113728Photo #113728The Mossneuk cycleway crosses Wellesley Crescent and heads over to Newlands Road.Cycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
113727Photo #113727The Mossneuk cycle route crossing Mossneuk Road.Cycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
113726Photo #113726The Mossneuk cycle route leaves Pitcairn Place to cross to the other side of Mossneuk Road just along from the bus stop.Cycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
113725Photo #113725The Mossneuk cycle route continues along Pitcairn Crescent to the left, but takes a detour to join the footway of Mossneuk Road first.Cycleway:
Problem
cycleways
113724Photo #113724Still no dropped kerb on Strathtay Avenue at the start of the Mossneuk cycle route.Obstruction:
Problem
obstructions
113723Photo #113723No proper connecting path between the back of Hairmyres Hospital and Strathtay Avenue, even though this is the way to the nearest cycle route.Obstruction:
Problem
obstructions
113722Photo #113722Additional cycle parking stands at Hairmyres Hospital, including a Commonwealth Games 2014 rack, and some bolt-down stands.Cycle parking:
Infrastructure
cycleparking
113721Photo #113721Cycle parking at Hairmyres Hospital. If there was a proper network of cycle infrastructure around here, perhaps more would cycle.Cycle parking:
Infrastructure
cycleparking
113720Photo #113720The footbridge across the railway in #113719 leads to the busy Eaglesham Road and there is no pedestrian crossing to help people get to either the bus stop or Hairmyres Hospital a short distance away.Road environment:
Problem
road
113719Photo #113719The railway footbridge from Tennant Avenue to Eaglesham Road (and towards Hairmyres Hospital) has steps at one end, and they look like they need replacing, so let's have a ramp instead.Obstruction:
Problem
obstructions
113718Photo #113718The path from Queensway to Tennant Avenue appears to suffer from ponding, and is covered in mud. There's also no easy way onto the carriageway for cyclists due to the parking.Track:
Problem
track
113717Photo #113717Although the lighting has been replaced in recent years, the path from the bus stop on Queensway to Tennant Avenue (and onwards to Hairmyres Hospital) is narrow, has poor quality paving, and has no dropped kerbs at its crossing with Linwood Avenue. The position of the new lighting columns does not allow for easy path widening.Track:
Problem
track
113716Photo #113716The steps on the southwest side of the Queensway footbridge have been shut due to deteriorating concrete, leaving only the steps to the southeast for users. Perhaps it's time this footbridge was replaced.Obstruction:
Problem
obstructions
113715Photo #113715Not only has the footbridge got steps and no ramp, but it is also in the way of the Queensway shared-use footway.Obstruction:
Problem
obstructions
113712Photo #113712Is this the correct sign for a narrowing with barriers?Obstruction:
Problem
obstructions
113711Photo #113711A missing section of asphalt on the Glen Road path.Pothole:
Problem
potholes
113710Photo #113710I didn't venture further than this excavation to see how little stands in the way of connecting Carmunnock Road to Stewartfield Way and the East Kilbride path network.Roadworks:
Problem
roadworks
113709Photo #113709Carmunnock Road ends within sight of Stewartfield Way, and has the potential to connect with the East Kilbride path network and provide a cycle route to Glasgow.Obstruction:
Problem
obstructions
113708Photo #113708There's a bend ahead if you can get through the flytipping!Road environment:
Problem
road
113707Photo #113707Viewpoint.Road environment:
Infrastructure
road
113684Photo #113684What's wrong with this picture? Wondering why #cycling is forbidden in East Kilbride underpass which connects to a shared use path just 50 metres away. #activetravel #eastkilbride @SLLeisCulture @southlanarkshi2 t.co/e1VV8TItdIGeneral sign/notice:
Problem
signs
112072Photo #112072I wonder if the @PoliceScotland “safety camera” van beside their offices at Shawfield today can see the road for all those cars parked on double yellow lines & across a cycle lane? And whose cars might they be..? Let me guess. t.co/QlrkwGURtfCar storage:
Problem
carstorage
110029Photo #110029Cycle parking at Blantyre station.Cycle parking:
Good practice
cycleparking
110028Photo #110028The ford at Hole. Although the water is still high, it is no longer overflowing onto the roadway.Road environment:
Infrastructure
road
110027Photo #110027Holehouse Road closed on the approach to the ford, although the ford itself was not overflowing.Temporary closure:
Event
closure
109621Photo #109621No cycling allowed in East Kilbride town centre underpassOther:
Infrastructure
general
109344Photo #109344Sharp and narrow turn on crossing on NCR 756. Lamp post further obstructs turning space for bicycle.Obstruction:
Problem
obstructions
109343Photo #109343Extremely busy crossing on NCR 756. Either have to step out into traffic when queuing or wait for driver to give way. Pedestrian island between lanes is barely wide enough to accommodate bicycle.Road environment:
Problem
road
109342Photo #109342Busy bus stop on shared path on NCR 756. High traffic noise means people often cannot hear bike bell.Obstruction:
Problem
obstructions
109341Photo #109341Traffic lights obstructing shared use path on NCR 756Obstruction:
Problem
obstructions

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