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All photos in & around East Kilbride

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8891Photo #8891One 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.
Cycleway:
Good practice
cycleways
9115Photo #9115A 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 Moffat, 8M to Abington".Cycleway:
Good practice
cycleways
22105Photo #22105Pole in shared-use footway, Nerston, by East Kilbride. This is NCN 756.Obstruction:
Problem
obstructions
22106Photo #22106Queensway cycle track, East Kilbride routes 2 and 3Cycleway:
Good practice
cycleways
22107Photo #22107Path south from Whitehills TerraceCycleway:
Good practice
cycleways
22108Photo #22108Underpass leading to cycle/pedestrian roundabout in the middle of The Murray Roundabout, Queensway, East KilbrideCycleway:
Good practice
cycleways
24066Photo #24066Everybody Give Way tonight!Road environment:
Infrastructure
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24067Photo #24067Give Way to the fence, you know it makes sense!Obstruction:
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24068Photo #24068NCN756 ends for the bus stop, then starts up again.Cycleway:
Problem
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24069Photo #24069There's a steep climb coming out of Rutherglen, or a good view going in.Road environment:
Infrastructure
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24070Photo #24070Cycle 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.Cycleway:
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24071Photo #24071Pavement hopping on Camp Road. See also #33726.Cycleway:
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24072Photo #24072Look out for the sign tucked down a side-street.Route sign:
Problem
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24073Photo #24073The view from Hawthorn Walk. It and Calderwood Road make a good route down into Rutherglen town centre.Road environment:
Infrastructure
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25343Photo #25343Cycle 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.Cycle parking:
Good practice
cycleparking
26404Photo #26404Footbridge over M74 sliproads near Strathclyde Park. This section is "Cyclists Dismount" (or cycle on the A723 dual carriageway through the motorway junction).Cycleway:
Infrastructure
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28407Photo #28407Birkhill Road, between Lee Castle and CrossfordGeneral sign/notice:
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28409Photo #28409Old railway bridge over road between Blackwood and StonehouseRoad environment:
Infrastructure
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28410Photo #28410View from the track to High Parks Farm, HamiltonRoad environment:
Good practice
road
28411Photo #28411The David Livingstone Memorial Footbridge over the River Clyde, between Bothwell and BlantyreCycleway:
Good practice
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28413Photo #28413Can you tell what it is yet?Cycleway:
Problem
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30514Photo #30514NCN 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.Cycleway:
Good practice
cycleways
30515Photo #30515New 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.Obstruction:
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obstructions
31369Photo #31369New 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).Road environment:
Infrastructure
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31480Photo #31480Sign 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.Route sign:
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31481Photo #31481Gate 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.Obstruction:
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31482Photo #31482Gate across road has bypass for pedestrians on one side and a low wooden board for cyclists to lift their bikes over at the other.Obstruction:
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obstructions
31483Photo #31483Adding narrow cycle lanes to a busy and fast road does not make it safe to cycle! (50mph limit inter-urban road)Road environment:
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31484Photo #31484Short 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)

Note the bent lamppost on the far side of the road.
Cycleway:
Infrastructure
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31485Photo #31485No 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.
Route sign:
Problem
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31486Photo #31486Minimalist 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 this junction.
Route sign:
Problem
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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
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31488Photo #31488NCN 756 is on a shared-use footway through industrial estateRoute sign:
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31489Photo #31489NCN 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.Route sign:
Infrastructure
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31490Photo #31490Although 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.Cycleway:
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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
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31492Photo #31492Random 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!General sign/notice:
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31493Photo #31493End 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 Crescent. No path widening has been done. Updated photo at #107943.
Route sign:
Problem
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31494Photo #31494Toucan crossing on route across main road. Path extends a considerable way across town (but see #31493).Cycleway:
Good practice
cycleways
31495Photo #31495End of short path from toucan crossing (see #31494). Residential road links to further section of cycle path (see #31496).Cycleway:
Infrastructure
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31496Photo #31496Old 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)Cycleway:
Good practice
cycleways
31497Photo #31497Cycle path with separate footway, under railway line in East Kilbride (see also #31496)Cycleway:
Good practice
cycleways
31498Photo #31498Cycle path and separate footway through subway under Queensway, East Kilbride.Cycleway:
Good practice
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31499Photo #31499Inconsistent route signage on East Kilbride local route 1, one sign has route number on red (NCN) patch, the other has no route number.Route sign:
Problem
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31500Photo #31500Fire path at end of Rockhamton Avenue, with gap for cycles (although not mentioned in signage), on East Kilbride local cycle route 1.Road environment:
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31501Photo #31501Junction 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, and without any destination signs.Route sign:
Problem
routesigns
31502Photo #31502Recommended Route sign used for cycle path in Mossneuk (see also #31501).Route sign:
Problem
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31503Photo #31503Cycle path crossing Mossneuk Road to access residential street on far side of road, on way to Hairmyres.Cycleway:
Good practice
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31504Photo #31504End 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.
Cycleway:
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31505Photo #31505End 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 quite difficult to cross at this point.
Route sign:
Problem
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31506Photo #31506East Kilbride local cycle route 1 entering Town Centre ParkCycleway:
Good practice
cycleways
31507Photo #31507Cycle parking stands at Dollan Aqua CentreCycle parking:
Infrastructure
cycleparking
31508Photo #31508Route sign on East Kilbride local cycle route 1 changes to P on a red patch for no obvious reasonRoute sign:
Problem
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31509Photo #31509East Kilbride local cycle route 1 starts in an obscure side street that just happens to be home to the council buildingsRoute sign:
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31510Photo #31510Cycle parking at East Kilbride shopping centreCycle parking:
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cycleparking
31511Photo #31511Several 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 at the technology park approaching the Birniehill Roundabout.Cycleway:
Good practice
cycleways
31512Photo #31512Several 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 at Strathaven Road approaching the Birniehill Roundabout.Cycleway:
Good practice
cycleways
31513Photo #31513East Kilbride local cycle route 3 approaching the Birniehill Roundabout on Strathaven Road.Route sign:
Good practice
routesigns
31514Photo #31514East Kilbride local cycle route 3 runs alongside Strathaven Road, with a parallel and separate footway for most of the way.Cycleway:
Infrastructure
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31515Photo #31515At the second bus stop in Strathaven Road it is not clear whether you are meant to join the road or use the footway. Why isn't it like the first (see #31514)? The cycleway is two-way.Cycleway:
Problem
cycleways
31516Photo #31516Cycleway and footway merge on East Kilbride local cycle route 3 to cross sliproad.Cycleway:
Infrastructure
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31517Photo #31517Several 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 on Kingsway approaching the Whitemoss Roundabout.Cycleway:
Good practice
cycleways
31518Photo #31518Shared-use path to tennis courts (with cycle parking) in East KilbrideCycleway:
Infrastructure
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31519Photo #31519Junction of NCN 756 and East Kilbride to Uddingston cycle route. The sign with back to camera should be pointing toward camera, i.e. towards East Kilbride.Route sign:
Infrastructure
routesigns
31520Photo #31520Sign for Uddingston on cycle route from East Kilbride.Route sign:
Good practice
routesigns
31521Photo #31521A rare example of a No Through Road except cycles sign.General sign/notice:
Good practice
signs
31522Photo #31522No Motor Vehicles except for farm vehicles and cycles. This steeply-graded road between East Kilbride and Cambuslang has been shut off with gates, but cycles are still allowed to use it as a through route.General sign/notice:
Good practice
signs
31741Photo #31741Junction of National Cycle Network routes 74 and 75 in Uddingston. Signs do not mention route 75 straight on to Uddingston town centre and Glasgow. Barrier has been removed so cyclists can join carriageway directly.Route sign:
Infrastructure
routesigns
31744Photo #31744NCN 74 at Wilkie Road, approaching junction with Bellshill Road. The cycle route goes onto the path straight on. The "Cyclists Rejoin Carriageway" sign is facing the wrong way.Route sign:
Infrastructure
routesigns
31746Photo #31746NCN 74 on widened path approaching Wilkie RoadRoute sign:
Good practice
routesigns
31747Photo #31747NCN 74 leaves road here to use Bothwell Nature Trail path, but there is no dropped kerb to allow cyclists up onto the footway.

UPDATE: A dropped kerb has now been provided, next to the wooden fencing on the left.
Road environment:
Problem
road
31748Photo #31748Side road junction treatment on Bothwell Road cycleway, Hamilton. Regular pavement-parker seen in background.Cycleway:
Infrastructure
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31750Photo #31750NCN 74 crosses Bothwell Road at Hamilton College using an ordinary (not Toucan) pedestrian crossing. The near-side signals on the central island are facing away from approaching crossing users, so cannot be seen until they turn round to look at them.Cycleway:
Problem
cycleways
31751Photo #31751Bus stop treatment on Bothwell Road NCN 74 cycleway. No widening done here, unlike #31752.Cycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
31752Photo #31752Widened footway around bus stop on Bothwell Road, part of NCN 74Cycleway:
Good practice
cycleways
31753Photo #31753NCN 74 route sign at Bothwell BridgeRoute sign:
Infrastructure
routesigns
31754Photo #31754"Discontinuous National Cycle Route - Rejoin route after 600 yds on Glasgow Rd Blantyre"
"Cyclists Rejoin Carriageway"
No dropped kerb to rejoin carriageway, and no signage for those unfamiliar with the area to get to Glasgow Road. See also #31756.
Route sign:
Problem
routesigns
31756Photo #31756"Discontinuous National Cycle Route - Rejoin route after 600 yds on Whistleberry Rd"
"Cyclists Rejoin Carriageway"
No dropped kerb to rejoin carriageway, and no signage for those unfamiliar with the area to get to Whistleberry Road.
The road on the left is a sliproad onto the A725 East Kilbride Expressway. The eventual plan is to continue the path alongside it, building a ramp to replace the existing flight of stairs, but for now cyclists have to use the road under the bridge and around the other side of the expressway to reach the rest of NCN 74.
See also #31754.
Route sign:
Problem
routesigns
31757Photo #31757Shared-use path alongside A724, part of NCN 74. Footway gets narrower after junction (see #31756).Cycleway:
Good practice
cycleways
31758Photo #31758Cycle gap in road closure to avoid main road junctionRoad environment:
Good practice
road
31759Photo #31759Signage at exit from Blantyre Public Park on Station RoadRoute sign:
Good practice
routesigns
31760Photo #31760Gate at entrance to Clyde Walkway next to David Livingstone Memorial Footbridge in Bothwell. The section of walkway from here to Uddingston, past Bothwell Castle, is only just suitable for cycling.Obstruction:
Problem
obstructions
31761Photo #31761No Through Road signs in Bothwell on NCN route 74 to Blantyre. Spot the NCN 74 route confirmation sign!General sign/notice:
Problem
signs
32196Photo #32196A single cycle stand close to bench and wall. Cyclists are better locking to the railing on the traffic island opposite.Cycle parking:
Problem
cycleparking
33295Photo #33295NCN 756 on Johnstone Drive, Rutherglen. The sign is rather small and does not give route number.Route sign:
Problem
routesigns
33296Photo #33296NCN 756 approaching toucan crossing across East Kilbride RoadRoad environment:
Infrastructure
road
33297Photo #33297Needlessly narrow shared-use path next to East Kilbride Road at bus stop, with Cyclists Dismount signsCycleway:
Problem
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33298Photo #33298NCN 756 crossing of busy Kingsgate Retail Park access road at partly-signalised roundabout, frequently blocked by vehicles waiting at roundaboutCycleway:
Problem
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33726Photo #33726Even without the temporary fencing this shared use footway makes a poor cycle route, with no separation from the main Glasgow Road carriageway, no bypasses at bus stops, Cyclists Dismount signs at pedestrian crossings, but there is a service road carriageway next to the main road which could be used instead. See also #24071.Cycleway:
Problem
cycleways
38905Photo #38905Junction of path and Mausoleum Drive on NCN 74Cycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
38906Photo #38906Mote Hill junction, with NCN 74 signage just showing North and South. Road closure visible on hill.Route sign:
Infrastructure
routesigns
38907Photo #38907Cycle lane (with wrong type of broken line) across junction mouth, then pavement hopping (see #38908) to get to toucan crossing across main road (see #38909) to avoid roundabout aheadRoad environment:
Infrastructure
road
38908Photo #38908Cycle lane (with wrong type of broken line) across junction mouth, and pavement hopping (see #38907) to get to toucan crossing across main road (see #38909) to avoid roundabout aheadRoad environment:
Infrastructure
road
38909Photo #38909No Entry signs at road closure, without "except cycles" plates, but route signage between Hamilton town centre and NCN 74 directs cyclists through closure and across toucan crossingRoad environment:
Problem
road
38911Photo #38911Cycling not allowed in Castle Street pedestrian precinct in HamiltonGeneral sign/notice:
Problem
signs
38916Photo #38916ASDA cycle parking, HamiltonCycle parking:
Infrastructure
cycleparking
38917Photo #38917M74 motorway underpass between Mausoleum and Strathclyde ParkCycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
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
38919Photo #38919Cycle parking stands next to car park and across road from café at Chatelherault Country Park

UPDATE: One set of stands has been moved to a more conspicuous location seen at #49747
Cycle parking:
Infrastructure
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38920Photo #38920Signage on NCN 74. Work on building the main road route between Chatelherault and Larkhall will begin in July 2012, according to Sustrans.Route sign:
Infrastructure
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