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All photos in & around East Kilbride

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31752Photo #31752Widened footway around bus stop on Bothwell Road, part of NCN 74Cycleway:
Good practice
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
89464Photo #89464While the Clyde Walkway isn't exactly an ideal cycle route, it is disappointing to see such an awkward barrier at the John St access in Blantyre.Obstruction:
Problem
obstructions
70542Photo #70542While other parts of the country are starting to build bus stop bypasses, South Lanarkshire has come up with this. A triangular area marked as a bus stop, then the cycle lane transfers onto the footway, and the bus stop pole is just beyond that. If a bus stops at the pole, it will block the dropped kerb for cyclists to get onto the footway, if a bus stops in the triangular area, it will block the cycle lane as well.Road environment:
Problem
road
107449Photo #107449Where now? Again, missing any signage, East Kilbride's cycle route 1 goes onto what looks like a footway at the far side of the junction, which is a path that leads to an underpass at the Righead Roundabout.Road environment:
Problem
road
90376Photo #90376Where are all the bussists? Newly built disused bus stops on the Cathkin Relief Road, because the bus company quite sensibly decided it would rather continue running its buses along Fernhill Road.

But still no excuse for the lighting column in the middle of the path.
Road environment:
Infrastructure
road
72530Photo #72530Wheel-only bike rack right outside entrance to Regent Shopping Centre. Might not take some mountain bike or fat tyres - could lock frame to fence instead.Cycle parking:
Infrastructure
cycleparking
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
60658Photo #60658Welcome to Rutherglen - Burgh of Royally crap cycling facilities. Slap of paint on pavement behind bus stop and a route to nowhereCycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
107956Photo #107956Waiting to cross. The bush seems to be taking over the NCN756 shared footway.Cycleway:
Problem
cycleways
113707Photo #113707Viewpoint.Road environment:
Infrastructure
road
28410Photo #28410View from the track to High Parks Farm, HamiltonRoad environment:
Good practice
road
113749Photo #113749Very poor sightlines where the path from the ramp of the footbridge and from Lindores Drive meets the Queensway footway.Obstruction:
Problem
obstructions
88114Photo #88114Various activities are catered for in the Cuningar Loop park, including rock climbing.Destination:
Good practice
destinations
89598Photo #89598Utility van driver blocks cycleway in preference to parking (legally) on the A724.Car storage:
Problem
carstorage
90391Photo #90391Users of this cycle lane need to look out for oncoming motorists overtaking parked cars.Road environment:
Problem
road
38918Photo #38918Update 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.Obstruction:
Problem
obstructions
22108Photo #22108Underpass leading to cycle/pedestrian roundabout in the middle of The Murray Roundabout, Queensway, East KilbrideCycleway:
Good practice
cycleways
107820Photo #107820Underpass beneath St Leonards Road. Unlit during the day.Track:
Infrastructure
track
107543Photo #107543Underpass beneath Quarry Road.Track:
Infrastructure
track
107532Photo #107532Underpass beneath Lickprivick Road leading to the Greenhills shops.Track:
Infrastructure
track
107531Photo #107531Underpass beneath Lickprivick Road at the Greenhills shops.Track:
Infrastructure
track
65160Photo #65160Unconventional road markings for the cycle crossing across the New Douglas Park car park.Road environment:
Infrastructure
road
89933Photo #89933Typical nonsense markings in South Lanarkshire, where it appears cyclists are meant to cross from the footway of Glasgow Road (off to the right) onto the footway in the foreground, then immediately leave it for the on-road cycle lane. No help crossing this busy road, and one wonders why (on this brownfield site) the road wasn't constructed with a cycleway along the far side to link with the signalised crossing to Richmond Park at the far end.

Meanwhile, someone cycles along the footway because there's no dropped kerb provided for the turn towards the Smart Bridge.
Road environment:
Infrastructure
road
107760Photo #107760Two generations of cycle parking at the Brancumhall Recreation Area.Cycle parking:
Infrastructure
cycleparking
109341Photo #109341Traffic lights obstructing shared use path on NCR 756Obstruction:
Problem
obstructions
89492Photo #89492Traffic filtering at Viewfield Avenue, and paths to either side, although the path southwards starts with a flight of steps.Road environment:
Infrastructure
road
89562Photo #89562Traffic filtering at Post Gate. Ahead is the Palace Grounds retail park. But Castle St (crossing just beyond the bollards, see #38911) is No Vehicles and excludes cycling.Road environment:
Good practice
road
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
31494Photo #31494Toucan crossing on route across main road. Path extends a considerable way across town (but see #31493).Cycleway:
Good practice
cycleways
89163Photo #89163Toucan crossing call point post in the way of the cycle lane. Clearly the designer isn't interested in providing a useable facility, just tick-boxing.Obstruction:
Problem
obstructions
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
107554Photo #107554Toucan crossing across Murray Road at Whitehills Terrace.Cycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
89597Photo #89597Totally inadequate shared footway/cycleway in downtown Blantyre, with toucan crossing in the distance where route (74) crosses the A724 to meet NCN74 in the park.Cycleway:
Problem
cycleways
107935Photo #107935To get onto the cycle route to Stewartfield from NCN756 on West Mains Road, the simplest way appears to be to use the slip onto Torrance Road and then the dropped kerb inside the junction.Road environment:
Problem
road
107590Photo #107590This way to the cycle route, at Whitemoss Roundabout.Route sign:
Infrastructure
routesigns
88841Photo #88841This traffic island has a cage.Cycleway:
Problem
cycleways
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
108132Photo #108132This section of Arrotshole Road has been closed to motor vehicles.Track:
Infrastructure
track
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
70522Photo #70522This footway has been made shared use, even though it is so narrow!Cycleway:
Problem
cycleways
89494Photo #89494This crossing at Cameron Way would be categorised as an example of good practice if it weren't for the high kerbs each side of the road.Obstruction:
Problem
obstructions
24069Photo #24069There's a steep climb coming out of Rutherglen, or a good view going in.Road environment:
Infrastructure
road
113708Photo #113708There's a bend ahead if you can get through the flytipping!Road environment:
Problem
road
101294Photo #101294There's a 'give way' at each field access, but there's little chance you'll actually need to give way to anything. The new kerbs appear to be stuck onto the carriageway and have come adrift in some places.Cycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
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
31491Photo #31491There 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.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
38922Photo #38922There are several of these chicane gates to slow cyclists down on the descent through Chatelherault Country Park (see #38921)Obstruction:
Infrastructure
obstructions
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
44817Photo #44817There are no signs in the centre of Strathaven for the cycle route to East Kilbride, just this one on the outskirts.Route sign:
Problem
routesigns
101299Photo #101299There are a lot of construction markings on the eastern side at Happendon Services. Will the cycle route actually benefit from an upgraded facility or will there just be sliproads to cross?Roadworks:
Infrastructure
roadworks
107627Photo #107627The widened footway on this side of Calderwood Road ends, but not before it has been obstructed by a control cabinet for the toucan crossing.Obstruction:
Problem
obstructions
107551Photo #107551The Whitehills cycle path.Cycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
107548Photo #107548The Whitehills cycle path, at this point no wider than most other main paths in East Kilbride.Cycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
107553Photo #107553The Whitehills cycle path at the Stroud Road underpass, leading to Whitehills Terrace where cyclists rejoin the carriageway.Route sign:
Infrastructure
routesigns
107552Photo #107552The Whitehills cycle path approaching the Stroud Road underpass.Cycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
107546Photo #107546The Whitehills cycle path and on the right the stepped ramp down to the Quarry Road underpass.Cycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
107766Photo #107766The way from the entrance to the cycle parking is blocked by a barrier, and the very narrow gap at the side is blocked by cones.Obstruction:
Problem
obstructions
107852Photo #107852The view out of the sliproad underpass towards a roundabout and development site. Room for upgrading.Track:
Infrastructure
track
24073Photo #24073The view from Hawthorn Walk. It and Calderwood Road make a good route down into Rutherglen town centre.Road environment:
Infrastructure
road
89812Photo #89812The view along Calder Street.Road environment:
Infrastructure
road
65218Photo #65218The usual Give Way markings at every entranceway.Cycleway:
Problem
cycleways
107516Photo #107516The unusual timber and concrete footbridge across Greenhills Road to the Greenhills Library and shops.Track:
Infrastructure
track
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
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
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
107457Photo #107457The underpass beneath Murrayhill, in common with a number of other underpasses in East Kilbride of a similar vintage, has a cycleway and separate footway. Access from Mungo Park to Bowden Park, and as East Kilbride's cycle route 1 to Darwin Road.Cycleway:
Good practice
cycleways
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
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
70529Photo #70529The traffic calming on Hamilton Road is by means of chicanes. Cycle lanes have been painted in one direction through these chicanes.Road environment:
Problem
road
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
89521Photo #89521The town centre cycle route crosses Cadzow St on Campbell St.Road environment:
Infrastructure
road
89167Photo #89167The toucan crossing signal boxes are positioned so they face away from approaching users.Cycleway:
Problem
cycleways
89168Photo #89168The toucan crossing call point post is completely obstructing the cycle side of the footway. If a post was put in a motorway lane like this, it would be flattened by someone driving into it.Obstruction:
Problem
obstructions
90573Photo #90573The toucan crossing boxes at Rodger Drive have a restricted angle of view (see also #90574).General sign/notice:
Infrastructure
signs
90574Photo #90574The toucan crossing boxes at Rodger Drive have a restricted angle of view (see also #90573), but boxes across the road can been seen when this one is still dark.General sign/notice:
Infrastructure
signs
89600Photo #89600The toucan crossing across the A724 links route (74) and the ASDA supermarket.Road environment:
Infrastructure
road
107832Photo #107832The Tesco supermarket entrance from Glen Urquhart, with steps and ramp. When Somerfield had this store there were Sheffield stands on the corner to the right of the steps, but now they've been removed in favour of #107434.Destination:
Infrastructure
destinations
89069Photo #89069The Territorial Army Centre sign has been moved from the right to the left side of the shared-use footway. The cycle lane on the road leaves the adjacent lane too narrow for the traffic using it. No mention that the 74 route turns left at the junction ahead (see #70545).Obstruction:
Problem
obstructions
31487Photo #31487The 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.
Cycleway:
Problem
cycleways
88835Photo #88835The stop-start cycle lane starts again under the parked car at the right of the picture.Road environment:
Infrastructure
road
108136Photo #108136The Stewartfield Way shared footway - no wider on this stretch than it was further east.Cycleway:
Infrastructure
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
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
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
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
107950Photo #107950The Stewartfield cycle route meets the cycle route along Stewartfield Way (connecting the National Museum of Rural Life to NCN756 at Kingsgate), but only directional signage for the latter.Route sign:
Problem
routesigns
107948Photo #107948The Stewartfield cycle route leaves the path to join the footway of Stewartfield Crescent.Route sign:
Infrastructure
routesigns
107949Photo #107949The Stewartfield cycle route leaves Stewartfield Crescent and takes the path. There would appear to be room for a diagonal connecting path to avoid the right angled corners on the path as it is, originally designed for use only by pedestrians.Route sign:
Infrastructure
routesigns
107942Photo #107942The Stewartfield cycle path meets West Mains Road. Navigate between the bus shelter and the cabinet to get to the toucan crossing.Cycleway:
Problem
cycleways
107946Photo #107946The Stewartfield cycle path crossing Stewartfield Road.Cycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
107947Photo #107947The Stewartfield cycle path crosses Macarthur Drive.Cycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
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
107542Photo #107542The start of the Whitehills cycle path at Quarry Road, but no dropped kerb. Plenty of room for a Toucan crossing across to the path to Greenhills.Route sign:
Infrastructure
routesigns
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
49665Photo #49665The start of the on-road cycle lanes section of the Lanark to Hyndford and Biggar cycle route.Road environment:
Infrastructure
road
89166Photo #89166The start of the M74 junction cycleway on Cambuslang Road.Cycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
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
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

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