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All photos in & around East Kilbride

Showing items 501 to 600 from total of 872 items. Ordered by photo # descending.

Photo # Icon Photo Caption Categorisation
90313Photo #90313Simple route to crossing on this side, but a mess on the other side (see #90314).Road environment:
Infrastructure
road
89934Photo #89934Painted markings direct cyclists from Rutherglen onto the road to the right, but NCN756 actually goes left towards the Smart Bridge.

Some dropped kerbs nearer or behind the camera would be useful here.
Cycleway:
Problem
cycleways
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
89886Photo #89886Avant garde railing at Pollock Avenue road crossing. The traffic here is fast, but no signalised crossing has been provided. The path ahead is on the course of an old railway line to Peacock Cross.Obstruction:
Problem
obstructions
89885Photo #89885Earnock St has a path across to Pollock Avenue at the end, which then continues towards Peacock Cross.Road environment:
Infrastructure
road
89884Photo #89884Earnock St has pedestrian access to Burnbank Road, but only away from Hamilton town centre. No provision for cycling.Road environment:
Infrastructure
road
89883Photo #89883Space for motoring, but only one bus at the bus stop at a time please! And no-one will want to walk to the bus stop from this direction. Someone did cycle along the dual carriageway just after I'd taken the photo, in all the proper cycling gear, as you'd expect.

I don't know why B7012 is in brackets on the sign, since this road starts from the junction the sign is there to indicate.
Road environment:
Problem
road
89882Photo #89882Space for motoring. Even the pedestrian infrastructure is pretty flaky, leading to people walking along the verge.Road environment:
Problem
road
89881Photo #89881It's possible to walk from Queen St, across the High Blantyre Road split Zebra Crossing, and into Stewart St, but there is no provision for cycling.Obstruction:
Problem
obstructions
89880Photo #89880It's possible to walk from Stewart St, across the High Blantyre Road split Zebra Crossing, and into Queen St, but there is no provision for cycling.Obstruction:
Problem
obstructions
89813Photo #89813A sign for (74) on Auchinraith Road.Route sign:
Infrastructure
routesigns
89812Photo #89812The view along Calder Street.Road environment:
Infrastructure
road
89810Photo #89810I don't know whether this counts as a branch of route (74) or if this is a sign directing towards route (74). None of the destinations are on actual NCN74. No sign for an opposite direction.Route sign:
Infrastructure
routesigns
89809Photo #89809Route (74) wiggles its way through the staggered junction at Calder St/Stonefield Road.Road environment:
Infrastructure
road
89808Photo #89808Literally the junction between route (74) and route (74)!Route sign:
Infrastructure
routesigns
89807Photo #89807One branch of route (74) takes this narrow path between houses to reach Glasgow Road.Cycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
89806Photo #89806I'm not sure how the cycle lane helps anything. The parked cars are more of a hazard than a low traffic sideroad with good sightlines.Road environment:
Infrastructure
road
89805Photo #89805Route (74) crossing Cypress Avenue. I guess the 'Cyclists Rejoin Carriageway' sign should be facing the other way.Road environment:
Infrastructure
road
89804Photo #89804A branch of route (74) crosses Cypress Avenue.Route sign:
Infrastructure
routesigns
89803Photo #89803End of shared footway, start of on-road painted cycle lanes to Cambuslang along the A724.Road environment:
Infrastructure
road
89802Photo #89802End of shared footway, start of on-road painted cycle lanes to Cambuslang along the A724.Road environment:
Infrastructure
road
89666Photo #89666Steps between Motherwell Road and the Avon Walkway, with wheeling ramp.Other:
Infrastructure
general
89626Photo #89626Cycling exempted from road closure at High Blantyre Road crossing at Russell St, and route (74) heads along the footway to the right.Road environment:
Infrastructure
road
89625Photo #89625Cyclists on the shared footway are directed down a side street. Hamilton is still 3 miles away (see #89452 and #65152).Cycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
89624Photo #89624South Lanarkshire Council is excelling itself here, I think.Cycleway:
Problem
cycleways
89623Photo #89623Route (74) shared footway crossing Ballantrae Road.Cycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
89622Photo #89622Not good for cycling, not good for bussing.Cycleway:
Problem
cycleways
89621Photo #89621The path from Ballantrae Road over towards Blantyre.Cycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
89620Photo #89620Route (74) switches from the roadway of Ballantrae Road to the footway of Main Street. Lots of road markings.Road environment:
Infrastructure
road
89619Photo #89619A convoluted underpass for pedestrians at the busy East Kilbride Expressway junction.Track:
Infrastructure
track
89618Photo #89618A convoluted underpass for pedestrians at the busy East Kilbride Expressway junction. Clearly some people walk around the side to avoid it and take their chances crossing the sliproads.Track:
Infrastructure
track
89617Photo #89617The end of Bellsfield Drive, open to pedestrians, closed to vehicles. With a little work could be open to bikes too.Road environment:
Infrastructure
road
89602Photo #89602I think this must be the cycle parking.Cycle parking:
Infrastructure
cycleparking
89601Photo #89601Here is the entrance to the ASDA supermarket, complete with bicycle advertising and a bike locked to a post, but where is the cycle parking?Destination:
Infrastructure
destinations
89600Photo #89600The toucan crossing across the A724 links route (74) and the ASDA supermarket.Road environment:
Infrastructure
road
89599Photo #89599Route (74) goes around this feature.Cycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
89598Photo #89598Utility van driver blocks cycleway in preference to parking (legally) on the A724.Car storage:
Problem
carstorage
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
89596Photo #89596Route (74) is signed along this fairly ordinary footway.Cycleway:
Problem
cycleways
89595Photo #89595Route (74) turns right, but the dropped kerb is on the left.Road environment:
Problem
road
89594Photo #89594Poor alignment of cycle lane for those going straight on, and for the eagle-eyed, route (74) turns left.Road environment:
Problem
road
89588Photo #89588Clyde bridge below Lanark at the start of the walkwayTrack:
Infrastructure
track
89587Photo #89587The Clyde Walkway near KirkfieldbankTrack:
Infrastructure
track
89586Photo #89586Miniature railway at Valley International Park, CrossfordDestination:
Infrastructure
destinations
89574Photo #89574Do motorway regulations apply to this path?General sign/notice:
Problem
signs
89573Photo #89573Another footbridge across a sliproad, another 'Cyclists Dismount' sign.General sign/notice:
Problem
signs
89572Photo #89572Although there has been nothing to indicate that cycling is allowed on this path, the 'Cyclists Dismount' sign implies that it is allowed. The alternative is the quasi-motorway A723.General sign/notice:
Problem
signs
89571Photo #89571The path across to the Avon Water diverges from the A723 path.Track:
Infrastructure
track
89570Photo #89570Another model horse in the middle of a busy junction, but only some arms of the junction have pedestrian crossings. No obvious reason why they aren't toucan crossings with shared-use footways all around. The crossings also seem to be of the type that only turn green if someone has pressed the call button.

The banner welcoming motorists who've arrived from the motorway says "Eat Shop Play Local". I doubt it makes much of a difference with chain store retail parks.
Road environment:
Infrastructure
road
89568Photo #89568At the top of the ramp from the retail park, no pedestrian crossing across Palace Grounds Road to get to the other pedestrian crossings on the fast and busy A72/A723 roundabout! There is no pedestrian crossing across Keith St here either, so no obvious logic as to when a pedestrian crossing is provided.Road environment:
Problem
road
89567Photo #89567A ramp at the end of the retail park car park, leading up to the main road. There are steps behind the camera.Track:
Infrastructure
track
89566Photo #89566Cycle parking in a large car park at Palace Grounds retail park.Cycle parking:
Infrastructure
cycleparking
89565Photo #89565Poorly maintained paving and lighting on ramp between Palace Grounds and Castle Street. This stuff isn't cheap to install, so why let it go to waste?Road environment:
Problem
road
89563Photo #89563A diagonal ramp through the steps, but watch out for people blindly walking straight down the steps unaware of anything happening around them.Road environment:
Good practice
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
89521Photo #89521The town centre cycle route crosses Cadzow St on Campbell St.Road environment:
Infrastructure
road
89520Photo #89520An attempt to improve Campbell Street, but ruined by the bin storage.Road environment:
Infrastructure
road
89519Photo #89519A damaged route sign at Cadzow Lane, and the van parked on the cycle path from #89518.Route sign:
Problem
routesigns
89518Photo #89518A van parked on the cycle path in Cadzow Lane, and the twisted around sign from #89517.Car storage:
Problem
carstorage
89517Photo #89517The cycle route turns sharp right around the back of the bush to where the van is parked. The sign is facing the wrong way, and the footway markings are worn out. It's like they are not even trying to create a decent cycle route.

The modified sign is a hangover from when all A723 traffic went along Cadzow St and Keith St. Now it is restricted to goods vehicle loading, buses and taxis, and cycling is prohibited.
Cycleway:
Problem
cycleways
89516Photo #89516Motoring convenience prioritised over walking and cycling at minor Chapel St junction.Road environment:
Problem
road
89515Photo #89515The Chapel St crossing has a 'Cyclists Dismount' sign, even though it has toucan crossing like most of the other crossings. Not much thought has gone into aligning this junction for walking and cycling.Cycleway:
Problem
cycleways
89514Photo #89514An unsignalled crossing of this car park entrance ramp.Road environment:
Infrastructure
road
89513Photo #89513Another toucan crossing on the cycle route along Leechlee Road.Cycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
89512Photo #89512The first (74) route sign for the route from Hamilton town centre to NCN74 in Mote Hill. I guess that the 3/4 mile is the distance until the junction with NCN74. Also some cycle parking stands.Route sign:
Infrastructure
routesigns
89511Photo #89511A model horse in the middle of the Brandon St/Leechlee Road junction, which appears to have been dumped on some kind of mosaic, plus another toucan crossing.Other:
Infrastructure
general
89510Photo #89510The first sign of a cycle route in Hamilton town centre - a toucan crossing across Brandon Street.Road environment:
Infrastructure
road
89509Photo #89509Covered cycle parking at Hamilton bus station. About twice as many stands could have been accommodated in that space, although it appears that demand has not yet outstripped supply.Cycle parking:
Infrastructure
cycleparking
89508Photo #89508The end of the path from Burnbank, near Peacock Cross. Could do with some dropped kerbs.Track:
Infrastructure
track
89500Photo #89500An unsignalled crossing of Blantyre Farm Road, next to the busy A724 mini-roundabout, for primary school children. The dropped kerb doesn't even match the width of the cycle markings.Road environment:
Problem
road
89499Photo #89499Route (74) goes for an unsignalled crossing of Blantyre Farm Road next to the busy A724 mini-roundabout.Road environment:
Problem
road
89498Photo #89498A car parked across the dropped kerb for the route (74) crossing. The sign post isn't much better.Car storage:
Problem
carstorage
89497Photo #89497Spot the route sign telling cyclists on route (74) to cross the road.Route sign:
Problem
routesigns
89496Photo #89496A recommended route for cyclists, along the A724.Car storage:
Problem
carstorage
89495Photo #89495Primary school children are expected to cycle along the A724 with only painted cycle lanes for "protection" on route (74).Road environment:
Problem
road
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
89493Photo #89493Awkward barrier before railway bridge, so combined with the steps from Viewfield Avenue, I'd not be tempted to cycle this way on a regular basis.Obstruction:
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
89491Photo #89491Path to the Livingstone Memorial Park, but there are steps further on.Track:
Infrastructure
track
89468Photo #89468Just two cycle parking stands at Blantyre station.Cycle parking:
Infrastructure
cycleparking
89467Photo #89467A couple of cycle lockers at Blantyre station.Cycle parking:
Infrastructure
cycleparking
89466Photo #89466The other end of the path seen in #89465, where a short section is paved. The sign points out that the path is unlit, and that alternative access can be found via Station Road.Track:
Infrastructure
track
89465Photo #89465No barrier, only bollards protect the path from the end of John St to Blantyre station, but most of the path is unsurfaced, like the end of John St itself.Track:
Infrastructure
track
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
89452Photo #89452NCN74 signs mix with (74) signs. NCN74 and the route signed as (74) both ways cross the A724 here, then take different routes to Hamilton. Surely it would be better to give (74) a proper route number like NCN741?Route sign:
Problem
routesigns
89451Photo #89451"This project has been delivered with support from Strathclyde Partnership for Transport and Sustrans to encourage walking and cycling. Active travel benefits your health and the environment."

The only other person I saw on a bike on this section was cycling along the main road. So much for encouragement! Proper high quality cycle infrastructure needed.
Route sign:
Problem
routesigns
89450Photo #89450The solution to the Whistleberry gap was not to build a ramp to the steps next to the A725, but to sign the existing footway as a cycleway, with no widening at bus stops, just markings.Cycleway:
Problem
cycleways
89449Photo #89449The solution to the Whistleberry gap was not to build a ramp to the steps next to the A725, but to sign the existing footway as a cycleway, including a couple of toucan crossings across the A724. It has also been signed with (74) signs even though it forms an actual part of NCN74.Road environment:
Problem
road
89448Photo #89448NCN74 crosses the entrance to a busy supermarket, which, being some distance from much local housing, is accessed mostly by car.Road environment:
Problem
road
89447Photo #89447The solution to the Whistleberry gap was not to build a ramp to the steps next to the A725, but to sign the existing footway as a cycleway.Cycleway:
Problem
cycleways
89446Photo #89446NCN74 screened from the A725 East Kilbride expressway.Route sign:
Infrastructure
routesigns
89445Photo #89445A large route sign on a single round pole, facing the wrong way.Route sign:
Problem
routesigns
89206Photo #89206A ludicrous arrangement at the bus stop on Main St. Not just the conflict caused by directing cyclists through the bus stop waiting area on the footway, but the raised kerb and drain cover at the start of the cycle lane! See also #89204.Cycleway:
Problem
cycleways
89205Photo #89205After the bus stop, the cycle lane resumes on the road.Road environment:
Infrastructure
road
89204Photo #89204A crazy arrangement for cycling on the footway through the bus stop. And watch out for the kerb when joining the cycle lane ahead - only the left side is dropped. See also #89206.Cycleway:
Problem
cycleways
89203Photo #89203Cyclists are expected to cycle on the footway past a blind corner and then through the bus stop waiting area.Cycleway:
Problem
cycleways
89202Photo #89202A busy shared-use footway outside Cambuslang station.Cycleway:
Problem
cycleways
89170Photo #89170Posts, one of them seemingly just for the hell of it!

All three cars were driven through the second red light as well.
Obstruction:
Problem
obstructions
89169Photo #89169The route just ends at the traffic signals before the M74 off-ramp junction, with a Give Way into the Advance Stop Line. It's hard to see any logic as to when cycle facilities are provided here. Westbound it is to cross the off-ramp, with no help for the on-ramp, while for eastbound it's the other way around.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

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