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All photos in & around East Kilbride

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188185Photo #188185Tunnock's cyclistsDestination:
Good practice
destinations
183613Photo #183613Cycle parking at Kirkton St, Carluke. Rounded cycle stands – end ones should have tapping rail. Covered but won't shelter bikes from rain.Cycle parking:
Infrastructure
cycleparking
183611Photo #183611Bike parking on Brouster Gate at shopping centre still in use during winter.Cycle parking:
Infrastructure
cycleparking
183500Photo #183500A parallel cycle zebra crossing across Strathfillan Road, on the West Mains Road cycleway, that does not involve deviation from the alignment of the cycleway (as happens at some other junctions).

The proper cycleway ends just after where the boys are walking, and becomes a shared footway as far as the Burncrooks Avenue junction. Beyond that there is no cycle facility, although the Stewartfield path branches off just before.
Cycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
183499Photo #183499A typical view of the two-way section of the West Mains Road cycleway. There is a parallel cycle zebra crossing at the side road junction ahead.Cycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
183498Photo #183498The West Mains Road cycleway at the Torrance Road junction. It looks like a cyclops junction is under construction, but traffic signals have yet to be installed. However, there is no provision for cycle left turns, and a bollard with an 'ahead only' sign (out of picture) and the painted arrow suggest that cycle left turns are banned. Why? NCN756 turns left here.

On the far side of the junction is the transition from one-way to two-way cycleway for the remainder of the route.
Cycleway:
Problem
cycleways
183497Photo #183497The West Mains Road cycleway at a parallel cycle zebra crossing, but 'ahead only' signs ban its use for cycles from this direction. Maybe it is only to be used for crossing from the other side of the road.Cycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
183496Photo #183496The West Mains Road cycleway at the Kirktonholme Road junction. The crossing is out of alignment from the main cycleway, and 'ahead only' signs displayed on bollards ban cycle left turns into Kirktonholme Road. Why?Cycleway:
Problem
cycleways
183495Photo #183495The West Mains Road cycleway approaching the Kirktonholme Road junction where the crossing is not in line with the main cycleway.Cycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
183494Photo #183494A parallel zebra crossing, and start of the West Mains Road cycleway. The bollard on the right is directing cyclists up a flight of steps!Road environment:
Infrastructure
road
183493Photo #183493A parallel zebra crossing, and start of the West Mains Road cycleway.Road environment:
Infrastructure
road
183492Photo #183492A counter, with strips for counting ramp users, and also for the steps, at the Centre Roundabout underpass.Other:
Infrastructure
general
183425Photo #183425Having protected cyclists along Cornwall Street, the cycle lane ends by spitting them out onto the Centre Roundabout. This may be temporary.Road environment:
Infrastructure
road
183423Photo #183423The Cornwall Street cycle lane at the Fire Station. Incorrect corduroy tactile paving has been used instead of the cycleway type at the pedestrian crossing.Cycleway:
Problem
cycleways
183422Photo #183422There is a branching cycle route along Brouster Hill as well as the continuing route along Cornwall Street. Corduroy tactile paving has been used instead of the correct cycleway type.Cycleway:
Problem
cycleways
183420Photo #183420The Cornwall Street cycle lane deviates at both side road crossings.Cycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
183419Photo #183419Once it gets going, the Cornwall Street cycle lane settles down into a reasonable facility.Cycleway:
Good practice
cycleways
183418Photo #183418Does the council expect cyclists to arrive at the cycle lane by bus? See also #183417.Obstruction:
Problem
obstructions
183417Photo #183417The entrance to the new Cornwall Street cycle lane is blocked by planters. See also #183418.Obstruction:
Problem
obstructions
183416Photo #183416The gap between the old cycle network in East Kilbride and the new cycle network in East Kilbride is four lampposts' worth of road. Note the tyre tracks in the grass.Road environment:
Problem
road
183296Photo #183296A footway has been formed using posts and blocks, leading to the narrow asphalt strip to Strathtay Avenue. See also #172687.Other:
Infrastructure
general
183295Photo #183295Some form of art, reminiscent of punch hole reinforcers, at a track junction in the K-Woodlands.Other:
Infrastructure
general
183294Photo #183294A canine obstruction on a bridge into the K-Woodlands! The owner appeared moments later.Track:
Event
track
183293Photo #183293"A Fairtrade Town" (whatever that is), but no dropped kerb at the start of this narrow shared foot and cycle path alongside the A727 dual carriageway at Philipshill.Obstruction:
Problem
obstructions
181406Photo #181406At long last the path between Toryglen Road and Prospecthill Circus has been rebuilt, providing an off-road connection between Rutherglen and Toryglen. The path previously was terrible (see #70595).Cycleway:
Good practice
cycleways
176472Photo #176472A gate across the road into Cuningar Loop park, passable on a standard bicycle, but the gap at the side will be problematic for non-standard bikes and for those with trailers.Obstruction:
Problem
obstructions
173812Photo #173812This part of the Clydeside path at Shawfield has been closed for so long without be any repairs being attempted that the sign is now faded and falling to bits.

Whether it's @GlasgowCC, @SouthLanCouncil or @clydegateway that's responsible, get the finger out, it's a shambles. t.co/0A6zalXWkw
Temporary closure:
Problem
closure
172687Photo #172687New path to access south of Hairmyres hospital site from Strathtay Ave (update to #113723). Soft segregation around outhouse is quite tight but protects from parking and has gaps to join to/from road.Other:
Infrastructure
general
172669Photo #172669Sheffield stands are easy to use by all. Unfortunately disabled access is restricted by a gate to the left. Disabled users have to call a number to access the castle.Cycle parking:
Problem
cycleparking
172417Photo #172417Cycle parking stands at UH Hairmyres side entrance.Cycle parking:
Infrastructure
cycleparking
172416Photo #172416Bike repair station at UH Hairmyres off main entrance road (Hospital Dr). Includes a pump and repair tools. Toast rack bike parking (see 113722) has been relocated nearby. Three individual stands were removed in summer 2020 to accommodate a secure bike shelter for staff.Other:
Infrastructure
general
169093Photo #169093Paths around the north side of the Malls Mire nature reserve are less formal than those around the centre.Track:
Infrastructure
track
166613Photo #166613Quarry Place steps prevent cycling.Other:
Infrastructure
general
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

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