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All photos in & around East Kilbride

Showing items 601 to 700 from total of 872 items. Ordered by photo # descending.

Photo # Icon Photo Caption Categorisation
89167Photo #89167The toucan crossing signal boxes are positioned so they face away from approaching users.Cycleway:
Problem
cycleways
89166Photo #89166The start of the M74 junction cycleway on Cambuslang Road.Cycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
89165Photo #89165The M74 junction cycleway starts just after a slight road narrowing, so users will have to take a defensive road position to avoid being run over, in which case they could just continue on the road in such a position.Road environment:
Problem
road
89164Photo #89164The cycleway carries along the footway as far as the next junction, then ends.Cycleway:
Problem
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
89162Photo #89162A very tight turn around the call point post to get into the cycle lane.Road environment:
Problem
road
89161Photo #89161The designer of this has obviously been watching too many Danny MacAskill videos! Footway/cycleway crossing M74 off-ramp.Obstruction:
Problem
obstructions
89160Photo #89160The cycleway on the footway starts just after the first M74 on-ramp junction.Cycleway:
Problem
cycleways
89116Photo #89116The new road layout at Downiebrae Road includes a curious path on the old alignment.Road environment:
Infrastructure
road
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
89068Photo #89068I guess it's a cycleway.Cycleway:
Problem
cycleways
89067Photo #89067South Lanarkshire Council's interpretation of a bus stop bypass, with no continuous footway so all pedestrians expected to walk via the bus stop island. The bus stop itself is in a layby so buses may get delayed waiting to leave.Road environment:
Infrastructure
road
89065Photo #89065The cycle lane ends and cyclists directed onto the footway. This sign has (74) rather than the 74 used on other signs nearby. Note also the crayon bike symbol on the carriageway.Road environment:
Problem
road
89064Photo #89064South Lanarkshire Council's interpretation of a bus stop bypass, with no continuous footway so all pedestrians expected to walk via the bus stop island. The bus stop itself is in a layby so buses may get delayed waiting to leave.Road environment:
Infrastructure
road
89063Photo #89063Access maintained for pedestrians and cyclists during bridge works. Narrow but way better than a lengthy diversion.Roadworks:
Event
roadworks
88923Photo #88923The cycle lane can only be accessed by going across the footway, but watch out for the raised kerb at the end. Only the kerb at the footway side is dropped. (See also #88922)Road environment:
Problem
road
88922Photo #88922So I think you are meant to just cycle over the footway to get to the cycle lane, but watch that kerb! (See also #88923)Road environment:
Problem
road
88921Photo #88921I don't know what the designer thought would happen here.Road environment:
Problem
road
88899Photo #88899Some of the cycle (and motorcycle) parking at Uddingston station, seen at the weekend.Cycle parking:
Good practice
cycleparking
88898Photo #88898NCN75 continuity hopelessly mismanaged at new housing development where footway car parking is endemic.Obstruction:
Problem
obstructions
88897Photo #88897A steep ramp out of underpass at Old Glasgow Road.Cycleway:
Problem
cycleways
88848Photo #88848The path ahead is blocked off where it meets Hallside Road, so the only option is left down some steps onto Walnut Gate.Obstruction:
Problem
obstructions
88847Photo #88847A poorly formed path that could be connecting the streets in this housing development.Track:
Problem
track
88846Photo #88846A nice path from cul-de-sac spoilt by barriers across the end.Obstruction:
Infrastructure
obstructions
88845Photo #88845No real attempt to allow bike access to housing estate via path from main road, and quite narrow cycle lanes for a 40mph road.Obstruction:
Problem
obstructions
88844Photo #88844Onto the footway at the roundabout at Drumsagard. South Lanarkshire Council has signed the A724 as NCN74, even though the Sustrans NCN74 goes to Uddingston to join NCN75.Route sign:
Infrastructure
routesigns
88843Photo #88843Nothing special at these bus stops.Road environment:
Infrastructure
road
88842Photo #88842Cyclists Rejoin Carriageway, at right angles!Cycleway:
Problem
cycleways
88841Photo #88841This traffic island has a cage.Cycleway:
Problem
cycleways
88840Photo #88840The cycleway around the roundabout at Drumsagard, where the traffic island isn't even big enough for the Give Way triangle!Cycleway:
Problem
cycleways
88839Photo #88839The cycleway around the roundabout at Drumsagard.Cycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
88838Photo #88838Back onto the footway for the roundabout.Road environment:
Problem
road
88837Photo #88837Each of the entrances to Halfway Park has barriers across it and no dropped kerb, making it difficult for people on bikes to visit.

Also, another sign for local primary schools, and car parking in the cycle lane.
Obstruction:
Problem
obstructions
88836Photo #88836A door-zone cycle lane past a layby, and if you get hit, there's nowhere for passing motorists to swerve to avoid hitting you.Road environment:
Problem
road
88835Photo #88835The stop-start cycle lane starts again under the parked car at the right of the picture.Road environment:
Infrastructure
road
88834Photo #88834Continuous cycle lanes past sideroad and traffic island.Road environment:
Infrastructure
road
88833Photo #88833Just when the road gets to a narrow bit on a slight climb, the cycle lane stops briefly.Road environment:
Problem
road
88342Photo #88342Dalmarnock Bridge - the link between the road to the Cuningar Loop park and NCN75 Clyde Walkway - all fenced in with guardrail. If going on-road, the turn at #87965 does not have a dropped kerb.Road environment:
Infrastructure
road
88196Photo #88196Signs for the Cuningar Loop park point out that there is no car parking beyond here. It is however, a through route for cycles now the bridge to the former athletes' village is open.General sign/notice:
Infrastructure
signs
88195Photo #88195Sign obscured by vegetation.General sign/notice:
Problem
signs
88194Photo #88194I guess this may be temporary, but the park needs a gate that doesn't force anyone on a bike to mount the kerb.Obstruction:
Problem
obstructions
88193Photo #88193An artwork at the entrance to the Cuningar Loop park. In the background a rollerskating dog walker!Other:
Good practice
general
88192Photo #88192The Cuningar Loop park.Track:
Good practice
track
88191Photo #88191Narrow cycle lanes with no parking restrictions. When there were offices and other workplaces along here there would be lots of daytime car parking here. Shawfield Road represents a more direct route to Rutherglen than NCN756.

Some of the drivers here seem to like driving in the gutter!
Road environment:
Problem
road
88190Photo #88190It seems the designer expects cyclists to cross to the park using the toucan crossing away to the right, rather than crossing the centre of the junction. Coming from the park there are no push-buttons for the crossing at the park gate.Road environment:
Problem
road
88174Photo #88174The Smart Bridge between Shawfield and Dalmarnock.Cycleway:
Good practice
cycleways
88117Photo #88117The Cuningar Loop park has this Wee Cabin café, open at weekends, next to the adventure play area. en-gb.facebook.com/WeeCabinCafe/Destination:
Good practice
destinations
88116Photo #88116Information on the Cuningar Loop park, including a map.General sign/notice:
Good practice
signs
88115Photo #88115BMX track at Cuningar Loop park.Destination:
Good practice
destinations
88114Photo #88114Various activities are catered for in the Cuningar Loop park, including rock climbing.Destination:
Good practice
destinations
88113Photo #88113Cyclists asked to dismount on the boardwalk next to the River Clyde.General sign/notice:
Infrastructure
signs
88112Photo #88112The paths in Cuningar Loop park are mostly paved.Track:
Good practice
track
87969Photo #87969The new bridge connecting the Cuningar Loop park to the former athletes' village in Dalmarnock. But no connection to the Clyde Walkway below the bridge.Cycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
87968Photo #87968Lit main route through Cuningar Loop park.Cycleway:
Good practice
cycleways
83658Photo #83658Hamilton Street, Carluke, with cycle parkingCycle parking:
Infrastructure
cycleparking
82546Photo #82546The Spine Road within Whitelee Wind FarmTrack:
Infrastructure
track
82545Photo #82545Barrier at the Ardochrig Road entrance to the Whitelee Wind Farm (and pothole!). The track ceases to be asphalt once past the gate.Obstruction:
Infrastructure
obstructions
80028Photo #80028Site visit at NCN 74 segregated route between Lesmahagow and Happendon with the @SustransScot team #walking #cycling t.co/5A9NlSeOtWRoadworks:
Event
roadworks
75836Photo #75836"shared" path, South Lanarkshire-style #yesitsaBMW t.co/SBgShqB8iSCar storage:
Problem
carstorage
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
72529Photo #72529Sheffield stands tucked in corner of Regent Shopping Centre car park - full of 'character'Cycle parking:
Infrastructure
cycleparking
70596Photo #70596A cargobike being used in Rutherglen!Bicycle:
Infrastructure
bicycles
70546Photo #70546Route sign for NCN75 on Bridge Street. Of the two signs pointing up Bridge Street, one is for route 74 and the other for (74).

Despite this being a signed turning, and there being on-road cycle lanes, the only dropped kerb is beyond the path end, so users have to U-turn onto the footway and manoeuvre around the lamppost to get onto the path.

There are no signs visible on nearby NCN75 for this link to NCN74.
Route sign:
Problem
routesigns
70545Photo #70545The route sign here says NCN74 turns left down Bridge Street, but there is another sign further down Bridge Street that refers to route (74) meaning that the road leads to route 74 and isn't itself route 74. There are other signs for 74 further along the A724, as well as some for (74).

The sign cannot be seen when approaching the junction on the road, so can easily be missed.

There is no indication as to whether the cycle route is on the road or the footway. The toucan crossing suggests the footway is shared, but cycle lanes further down Bridge Street suggest it is on the road.

A number of primary schools are signed along this route, suggesting they think this cycle route along the A724 is perfectly fine for young children to use.
Route sign:
Problem
routesigns
70544Photo #70544So has the cycle route suddenly gone back onto the road? Without warning (or space) a cycle lane appears in the road, carefully painting around a pothole, and does the straight ahead arrow mean the route is going straight on at the junction?Pothole:
Problem
potholes
70543Photo #70543A sign for motorists blocking the shared use footway. There is no indication as to what way the cycle route takes at the junction ahead.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
70541Photo #70541Is the designer of this facility designing for triangular cars in the parking bay? Cycle lane in the doorzone.Road environment:
Problem
road
70540Photo #70540Just as suddenly as when it started (in #70539) the cycle lane jumps back to the kerbside, just in time for some car parking.Road environment:
Problem
road
70539Photo #70539After the bus stop the cycle lane suddenly jumps from the kerbside to the middle of the carriageway, and motorists are just driving in it.Road environment:
Problem
road
70538Photo #70538Intermittent cycle lanes and car parking. Plus central hatching showing how much space is available to waste.Road environment:
Problem
road
70537Photo #70537Hardly an 8-80 type of environment on NCN74 on the A724. Paint with no consideration for creating space for cycling.Road environment:
Problem
road
70536Photo #70536Plenty of room to do something offering a little more protection.Road environment:
Infrastructure
road
70535Photo #70535The instruction is clear that the route transfers from the footway to the carriageway at the junction ahead, but drivers are driving their vehicles like the cycle lane beyond the junction isn't there.Route sign:
Problem
routesigns
70534Photo #70534Apparently the cycle route has joined the (totally normal looking) footway. Possibly back at the roundabout where there is a dropped kerb.Cycleway:
Problem
cycleways
70533Photo #70533The cycle route joins the A724, at a signalised roundabout. An Advance Stop Line has been provided, nothing else.

From the signs further along the road, it appears cyclists are meant to join the footway at the far side of this junction (at the gable end wall) where there is a dropped kerb.
Road environment:
Problem
road
70532Photo #70532The route signs for the turn from Hamilton Road into Main Street appear to be facing the wrong way. There is no sign for the left turn into Hamilton Road, and instead a sign facing cyclists coming from Rutherglen that is sending them back towards Rutherglen.Route sign:
Problem
routesigns
70531Photo #70531Hamilton Road appears to be quite a busy rat-run, and traffic calming has been provided by means of chicanes. Advisory cycle lanes have been painted in one direction through these chicanes. This appears to encourage motorists to overtake cyclists whilst in the chicanes.Road environment:
Problem
road
70530Photo #70530An advisory cycle lane painted around one side of a traffic-calming chicane. Is this to encourage motorists to overtake cyclists in the chicane? A wider view of this location is at #70529.Road environment:
Problem
road
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
70528Photo #70528Some of the cycle lanes on Reid Street were painted, then scorched off and then repainted narrower, before being coloured red. But with the kerbside and footway parking, an utter waste of time and money!Road environment:
Problem
road
70527Photo #70527Short lengths of cycle lane have been painted on Reid Street. A complete waste of time and money! No attempt made to tackle the footway parking, and now there is cycle lane parking too.Road environment:
Problem
road
70526Photo #70526The painted cycle lanes on King Street lead straight into the kerbside car parking in Caledonia Avenue.Road environment:
Problem
road
70525Photo #70525On-road cycle lanes on King Street, with the westbound side being in the doorzone of a parking lay-by outside Royal Burgh House.Road environment:
Problem
road
70524Photo #70524Back onto the carriageway for the final section of King Street.Road environment:
Infrastructure
road
70523Photo #70523A very narrow town centre footway that has been made shared use due to this part of King Street being one-way!Cycleway:
Problem
cycleways
70522Photo #70522This footway has been made shared use, even though it is so narrow!Cycleway:
Problem
cycleways
70521Photo #70521The central cycle lane heads through the No Entry signs before turning onto the footway. Would it not have been better to move the Give Way line back and allow cyclists onto the footway with the protection of the buildout rather than cycling into on-coming traffic?

Better still, close King Street to through traffic (exempting cycles) and make the whole road two-way.
Road environment:
Problem
road
70520Photo #70520A cycle lane in the middle of the (two-way) road approaching the one-way section of King Street!Road environment:
Infrastructure
road
70519Photo #70519An unusual route sign with the arrow at the top rather than to the side, on King Street.Route sign:
Infrastructure
routesigns
70518Photo #70518The junction of NCN74 on King Street and NCN756 on the shared footway of Glasgow Road (see also #70517). Users are expected to bump a kerb and pass a No Entry sign.Road environment:
Problem
road
70517Photo #70517Signs at the junction of NCN756 on the shared footway of Glasgow Road, and NCN74 on King Street (see also #70518).Route sign:
Infrastructure
routesigns
70516Photo #70516A very poor section of shared footway on the corner of Quay Road and Glasgow Road.Cycleway:
Problem
cycleways
70515Photo #70515NCN756 on the shared footway of Glasgow Road at the M74 motorway flyover. One of the better bits along this road, although there is no separation between the cycleway and the carriageway.Route sign:
Infrastructure
routesigns
67223Photo #67223The path between the Smart Bridge and Glasgow Road. Could do with a dropped kerb at the end.Cycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
67140Photo #67140Big clutter in Biggar as small town Scotland spoilt by road engineers. long waits on crossings too @TransformScot t.co/452yqoJoRDCycle parking:
Problem
cycleparking
65220Photo #65220Cars parked on the verge of the cycle path at the mausoleum.Car storage:
Problem
carstorage
65219Photo #65219Road closure with bikes allowed through. The bollards are a little close together, but they are arranged diagonally to make it slightly easier to get through. There are rumble strips across the cycleway here, presumably due to the falling gradient.Road environment:
Good practice
road
65218Photo #65218The usual Give Way markings at every entranceway.Cycleway:
Problem
cycleways
65217Photo #65217Split toucan crossing across Bothwell Road, part of NCN74.Road environment:
Infrastructure
road

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