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All photos in & around East Kilbride

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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
109340Photo #109340Blind bend on shared path as part of NCR 756Cycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
108906Photo #108906Steps only access to NCR756 at Rosslyn Ave, East KilbrideObstruction:
Infrastructure
obstructions
108222Photo #108222The path from Peel Park Place climbing up from the railway bridge to Eaglesham Road at Hairmyres.Track:
Infrastructure
track
108221Photo #108221A gate across half the path into the K-Woodlands.Obstruction:
Infrastructure
obstructions
108220Photo #108220A bridge on the path from Hairmyres to Peel Park Place.Track:
Infrastructure
track
108219Photo #108219A gate to get into the K-Woodlands, but with a bike-friendly opening lever.Obstruction:
Infrastructure
obstructions
108218Photo #108218A short flight of steps links Peel Park Place to the path to Hairmyres.Obstruction:
Problem
obstructions
108217Photo #108217A bike locked to a bollard advertising Pedal Zone off Peel Park Place.Bike shop:
Infrastructure
bikeshops
108216Photo #108216The cycle route into East Kilbride crosses Glenburn Way, but ends at the next junction at #31505.

Since this road is one-way, a sign to diagram 810 would be appropriate here to inform those crossing.
Cycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
108215Photo #108215Give way to a dismantled bus stop?Cycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
108214Photo #108214The cycle route into East Kilbride follows Queensway.Cycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
108213Photo #108213Not only does the cycle route cross Stewartfield Way at this split pedestrian crossing, and not a toucan crossing with the extra call buttons, but the sign for the cycle route into East Kilbride is pointing the wrong way! There are no further signs to the left, but there are signs along Queensway to the right, ending at #31505.Route sign:
Problem
routesigns
108212Photo #108212The cycle route into East Kilbride crosses Stewartfield Way at this split pedestrian crossing.Route sign:
Infrastructure
routesigns
108211Photo #108211The narrow footway here forms part of the East Kilbride to Thorntonhall and Eaglesham cycle route. A pedestrian shown for scale.Cycleway:
Problem
cycleways
108210Photo #108210The shared footway (although there has been no sign to say so) goes through a bus stop without any widening. Luckily for me, a bus had just left.Cycleway:
Problem
cycleways
108209Photo #108209Why can't the corner be more rounded? What are the bollards for? Why isn't there a distance for the town centre? The cycle route doesn't even go as far as the town centre. It gives up on Queensway at #31505.Route sign:
Problem
routesigns
108208Photo #108208The cycle route joins a path.Route sign:
Infrastructure
routesigns
108207Photo #108207Barbana Road runs parallel to Redwood Drive, and serves an office development, as well as playing host to the cycle route between Eaglesham, Thorntonhall and East Kilbride.Road environment:
Infrastructure
road
108171Photo #108171East Kilbride a quarter of a mile away? Only the very edge of town.Route sign:
Problem
routesigns
108170Photo #108170No cycling or walking on the Glasgow Southern Orbital road.General sign/notice:
Infrastructure
signs
108169Photo #108169The Redwood Drive shared footway crosses Redwood Crescent next to the roundabout.Road environment:
Infrastructure
road
108168Photo #108168The Redwood Drive shared footway continues south, but it is not clear how far it extends.Cycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
108167Photo #108167Huge 'No Cycling' and 'No Pedestrians' signs next to the Redwood Drive shared footway. What is actually meant is that the Glasgow Southern Orbital road beyond the junction is restricted.General sign/notice:
Problem
signs
108166Photo #108166The Redwood Drive cycleway detours to cross Redwood Crescent.Cycleway:
Problem
cycleways
108165Photo #108165A split pelican crossing across Redwood Drive, rather than a toucan crossing with extra call buttons, when it forms part of a cycling route. It took a while for the lights to change.Road environment:
Problem
road
108164Photo #108164Anonymous route signs for the cycle route to Thorntonhall and Eaglesham, but nothing for the shared footway ahead.Route sign:
Problem
routesigns
108163Photo #108163A shared footway that is narrower than the adjacent unshared footway.Cycleway:
Problem
cycleways
108162Photo #108162Is the cycleway so narrow because it is one-way? Probably not.Cycleway:
Problem
cycleways
108142Photo #108142The end of the Stewartfield Way cycle route, from Kingsgate to the National Museum of Rural Life. The bollards were a little tight, especially so close to the turn onto the crossing.Route sign:
Infrastructure
routesigns
108141Photo #108141The Glen Road path, linking Stewartfield Way to actual Glen Road, which leads towards Carmunnock and Glasgow.Cycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
108140Photo #108140Toucan crossing across Stewartfield Way, primarily for the Stewartfield Way cycle route, but also useful for the Glen Road path (straight ahead).Road environment:
Infrastructure
road
108139Photo #108139The Stewartfield Way cycleway approaches its destination at the National Museum of Rural Life.

There used to be markings on the footway beyond the toucan crossing saying 'END', now faded away, since the shared-use section on this side had come to an end, with the cycle route crossing over, and thus leaving a gap in the cycle network towards Queensway. I could see no evidence this gap had been filled in, although someone has marked up OSM as if it had been.
Cycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
108138Photo #108138The Stewartfield Way cycleway takes a detour half way to the next roundabout at each of the Macivor Crescent junctions. It may even be quicker, although marginally longer, just to cycle round Macivor Crescent.Cycleway:
Problem
cycleways
108137Photo #108137The Stewartfield Way cycleway takes a detour half way to the next roundabout at each of the Macivor Crescent junctions. It may even be quicker, although marginally longer, just to cycle round Macivor Crescent.Cycleway:
Problem
cycleways
108136Photo #108136The Stewartfield Way shared footway - no wider on this stretch than it was further east.Cycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
108135Photo #108135The Stewartfield Way cycleway crosses Macneish Way (which is the entrance to the Morrison's supermarket) here, but no help to cross this busy road, not even use of a central island due to where the dropped kerbs have been installed.Road environment:
Problem
road
108134Photo #108134Arrotshole Road path climbs up towards the Morrison's supermarket, with other paths connecting at various points.Track:
Infrastructure
track
108133Photo #108133The motor-traffic-free Arrotshole Road runs alongside the Kittoch Water, right in the middle of the western part of East Kilbride.Track:
Infrastructure
track
108132Photo #108132This section of Arrotshole Road has been closed to motor vehicles.Track:
Infrastructure
track
108131Photo #108131The path from Fairfield Place arrives at Arrotshole Road, but the whole area is cluttered with parked vehicles and materials.Car storage:
Problem
carstorage
108130Photo #108130The path from Fairfield Place at a car yard, where some vehicles were backed further onto the path than others.Car storage:
Problem
carstorage
108129Photo #108129A poor quality path connecting the industrial areas of Fairfield Place and Arrotshole Road.Track:
Problem
track
108125Photo #108125The footway on this section of West Mains Road is not shared-use, although it looks little different from the section that is, and the carriageway is just as busy and fast-paced, so why not fill this gap in the network?Road environment:
Problem
road
108121Photo #108121The cycle track from Tantallon Park arrives in Glenluce Terrace, with a street name sign to confirm location for users.Cycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
108119Photo #108119Broken glass on the cycle track between Tantallon Park and Glenluce Terrace.Cycleway:
Problem
cycleways
108075Photo #108075The cycle track from St Lawrence Park arrives in Falkland Drive, but someone has decided it makes a convenient parking space for his truck.Car storage:
Problem
carstorage
108074Photo #108074The underpass beneath Queensway, connecting St Lawrence Park and Falkland Drive. Like many of the old underpasses in East Kilbride, there is a cycleway and separate footway.Cycleway:
Good practice
cycleways
108073Photo #108073The 'Cycles Only' sign at the start of the cycle track at the Righead Roundabout on Murrayhill has been facing the wrong way for years.General sign/notice:
Problem
signs
108072Photo #108072No demand for a cycleway alongside Queensway between Righead and The Murray Roundabouts? Pedestrians have their own footway all the way, but cyclists are expected to cycle on the dual carriageway. Evidently, not all do!Cycleway:
Problem
cycleways
108071Photo #108071No room for a cycleway alongside Queensway between Righead and The Murray Roundabouts? Pedestrians have their own footway all the way.Road environment:
Problem
road
108070Photo #108070Despite there being room for a cycleway alongside Queensway between Righead and The Murray Roundabouts, cyclists are expected to cycle on the dual carriageway. Pedestrians have their own footway all the way.Cycleway:
Problem
cycleways
108069Photo #108069The cycle track from Queensway to The Murray Roundabout, and parallel footway.Cycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
108068Photo #108068The underpass under Rothesay Street leading to the shopping centre from The Murray Roundabout, and on the right a truncated cycle path removed when the Churchill Avenue road layout was altered to allow easier motoring.Track:
Infrastructure
track
108067Photo #108067Both East Kilbride cycle routes 2 and 3 turn right after the underpass, but definitely not NCN route 3.Route sign:
Problem
routesigns
108066Photo #108066The cycle track from Churchill Avenue carriageway for avoiding The Murray Roundabout being resurfaced. On the right, the newly upgraded shared-use footway that runs the full length of Churchill Avenue.Roadworks:
Event
roadworks
108065Photo #108065Roadworks blocking the footway on Queensway, but the workers' van and trailer blocking the cycleway.Roadworks:
Event
roadworks
108064Photo #108064Roadworks blocking the footway on Queensway, but the workers' van blocking the cycleway.Roadworks:
Event
roadworks
108063Photo #108063East Kilbride cycle routes 2 and 3 turn left here, but only this tiny vandalised sign marks the way.Route sign:
Problem
routesigns
108062Photo #108062The start of the cycle track approaching the Birniehill Roundabout, and the newer path put in for East Kilbride cycle route 2, coming from Mount Cameron Drive North.Cycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
108061Photo #108061A path connecting the main path to Loch Striven.Track:
Infrastructure
track
108060Photo #108060Room for the cycle track at Whitemoss Roundabout to continue alongside the dual carriageway to reach Birniehill Roundabout, but instead, the cycle track merges with the A725 Kingsway carriageway.

The footway to the left continues roughly parallel to the main road.
Cycleway:
Problem
cycleways
108059Photo #108059Broken glass in the underpass at Whitemoss Roundabout. The only one of the town centre underpasses I found in such a state.Cycleway:
Problem
cycleways
108058Photo #108058A path connecting Whitemoss Recreation Ground to the cycle facilities at Whitemoss Roundabout.Cycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
108049Photo #108049A vandalised sign for NCN756 in a non-standard format, and no dropped kerb to allow cyclists to leave the carriageway and join the path.Route sign:
Problem
routesigns
108048Photo #108048The underpass from Maxwellton Road under Kingsway ramps up to Maxwell Drive. The sign for NCN756 suggests cyclists are expected, yet there is no dropped kerb to join the carriageway at the end of the ramp.

However, there is a dropped kerb at the steps exit!
Track:
Problem
track
108047Photo #108047The Maxwellton Road underpass beneath Kingsway is unlit during daytime, apart from the skylight in the central reservation. A far cry from the neat conservation area on Maxwellton Road.Track:
Problem
track
108046Photo #108046The underpass beneath Kingsway at the end of Maxwellton Road has ramps and is possible to cycle, but has lots of sharp corners. The dropped kerb is also a bit of a bump.Track:
Infrastructure
track
108045Photo #108045This track runs parallel to Kingsway and leads through to the Whitemoss Recreation Area and roundabout. A through route for cycling, but not driving.Road environment:
Infrastructure
road
108044Photo #108044Burns Park ends in the Maxwellton Conservation Area.Road environment:
Infrastructure
road
108043Photo #108043The Burns Park end of the footbridge across Kingsway.Road environment:
Infrastructure
road
108042Photo #108042The excellent footbridge across Kingsway, connecting Kelso Drive and Burns Park. A few more of these wouldn't go amiss!Cycleway:
Good practice
cycleways
108041Photo #108041I'm not sure whether this kerb is dropped or not, but the path leads to the ramped footbridge across Kingsway to Burns Park.Cycleway:
Problem
cycleways
108040Photo #108040A path signed as a cycle access to NCN756, but could do with being a little bit wider.

The road at the top, Logie Park, is one way, but there is no sign to tell cyclists this.
Cycleway:
Problem
cycleways
108039Photo #108039The access to NCN756 is vulnerable to blockage by van parking at Glamis Drive.Car storage:
Problem
carstorage
108038Photo #108038The railway path into East Kilbride, NCN756, with a sign for "Primary Schools" off to the left.Route sign:
Infrastructure
routesigns
108037Photo #108037The older path connects Highfield Place and The Gateway, while the newer path connects across to NCN756 on the railway path. No signage, but as NCN756 also joins The Gateway, it can be reached by either route for those heading north.Cycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
108036Photo #108036One of East Kilbride's old cycleway and footway combinations, through the underpass connecting Highfield Place and The Gateway.Cycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
108035Photo #108035Clear signage for destinations along NCN756, but none for some of the paths off to the side. Highfield Place's turn-off.Route sign:
Infrastructure
routesigns
108034Photo #108034The railway path into East Kilbride, part of NCN756.Cycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
108033Photo #108033NCN756 turns left to leave the railway path alignment, while the cycle route to Blantyre and Hamilton starts, but is only signed as going to East Mains. There's a sign for Hamilton up on Wilson Place.Route sign:
Problem
routesigns
108032Photo #108032NCN756 leaves the railway path and joins The Gateway and Mavor Avenue.Route sign:
Infrastructure
routesigns
108031Photo #108031The cycle route from Blantyre joins NCN756. The railway path has now been properly surfaced.Route sign:
Infrastructure
routesigns
108030Photo #108030The cycle route from Blantyre leaves Wilson Place to join NCN756, but no mention of NCN756 on the sign. A dropped kerb at the end of the path would be of assistance to anyone cycling to or from Wilson Place itself.Route sign:
Infrastructure
routesigns
108029Photo #108029A connection between the cycle route from Blantyre, NCN756, and Iona Avenue, via a toucan crossing across East Mains Road. Iona Avenue leads to Kelso Drive where there is a ramped footbridge across Kingsway. Also, if the markings barely fit on the pavement, the shared footway is probably too narrow.Cycleway:
Problem
cycleways
108028Photo #108028The cycle route from Blantyre crosses Wilson Place to join NCN756, but no mention of NCN756 on the signs. Also, if the markings barely fit on the pavement, the shared footway is probably too narrow.Route sign:
Infrastructure
routesigns
108027Photo #108027The shared footway continues along East Mains Road, to meet up with NCN756.Cycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
107988Photo #107988The narrow shared footway at the Whirlies Roundabout.Cycleway:
Problem
cycleways
107987Photo #107987The Blantyre to East Kilbride cycle route crosses Kingsway here.Route sign:
Infrastructure
routesigns
107986Photo #107986Crossing sliproads at Lee's Burn Court. Shared footways barely wide enough to paint the relevant markings on, and giving way to traffic coming from behind..

A more enlightened development would have brought the path through from Stoneymeadow Road between this site and that of the car retailer in Nerston East, avoiding the need for this crossing altogether.
Cycleway:
Problem
cycleways
107985Photo #107985The turn into Kingsway at another roundabout. There's no connection between this cycle route and NCN756 at the opposite side of this roundabout.Cycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
107984Photo #107984The shared footway leading to Kingsway.Cycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways

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