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Photo listing : cycleways (problem)

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Parking 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 school

Parents 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 road

Cycle path on Kings Park Avenue would be a strategic asset. It would be of great benefit.

There 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.

There 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.

There 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 ... [more]

A 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 location

Toucan 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.

Cyclists 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 + moto ... [more]

No toucan crossing even though it is on a shared use path. Lights often take a long time to stop the motor traffic

Speeding fast flowing traffic

The 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 a ... [more]

The 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.

The 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 ... [more]

The 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.

The Mossneuk cycle route continues along Pitcairn Crescent to the left, but takes a detour to join the footway of Mossneuk Road first.

The narrow footway here forms part of the East Kilbride to Thorntonhall and Eaglesham cycle route. A pedestrian shown for scale.

The shared footway (although there has been no sign to say so) goes through a bus stop without any widening. Luckily for me, a bus had just left.

The Redwood Drive cycleway detours to cross Redwood Crescent.

A shared footway that is narrower than the adjacent unshared footway.

Is the cycleway so narrow because it is one-way? Probably not.

The 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.

The 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.

Broken glass on the cycle track between Tantallon Park and Glenluce Terrace.

No demand for a cycleway alongside Queensway between Righead and The Murray Roundabouts? Pedestrians have their own footway all the way, but cyclists are expected to cycle on the dual carriageway. Evidently, not all do!

Despite there being room for a cycleway alongside Queensway between Righead and The Murray Roundabouts, cyclists are expected to cycle on the dual carriageway. Pedestrians have their own footway all the way.

Room for the cycle track at Whitemoss Roundabout to continue alongside the dual carriageway to reach Birniehill Roundabout, but instead, the cycle track merges with the A725 Kingsway carriageway. The footway to the left continues roughly ... [more]

Broken glass in the underpass at Whitemoss Roundabout. The only one of the town centre underpasses I found in such a state.

I'm not sure whether this kerb is dropped or not, but the path leads to the ramped footbridge across Kingsway to Burns Park.

A path signed as a cycle access to NCN756, but could do with being a little bit wider. The road at the top, Logie Park, is one way, but there is no sign to tell cyclists this.

A connection between the cycle route from Blantyre, NCN756, and Iona Avenue, via a toucan crossing across East Mains Road. Iona Avenue leads to Kelso Drive where there is a ramped footbridge across Kingsway. Also, if the markings barely fit ... [more]

The narrow shared footway at the Whirlies Roundabout.

Crossing sliproads at Lee's Burn Court. Shared footways barely wide enough to paint the relevant markings on, and giving way to traffic coming from behind.. A more enlightened development would have brought the path through from Stoneyme ... [more]

An extremely narrow shared-use footway on the corner of Stoneymeadow Road and Whin Place.

The start of a very narrow shared-use footway on Stoneymeadow Road. The dropped kerb is just beyond the map sign.

An update on #28413, taken from the opposite direction.

No attempt to resolve conflict at the Kingsgate Retail Park bus stop on NCN756. No option to go around the back of the shelter as in #107619.

Waiting to cross. The bush seems to be taking over the NCN756 shared footway.

An illustration of why these shared-use footways are all a bit too narrow. Earphones in and got a surprise when I slowly edged ahead. But no harm done. Just everyday cycling on the infrastructure provided. Stewartfield Way is apparently ... [more]

The Stewartfield cycle path meets West Mains Road. Navigate between the bus shelter and the cabinet to get to the toucan crossing.

The cycleway merges into the bus stop layby, but the layout could easily be revised within the available space.

Someone needs to set up a website 'Rate My Asphalting'.

No signage at this major path junction in St Leonards. The only clue as to which way East Kilbride cycle route 2 goes is the widened path.

The shared footway outside the Alison Lea Medical Centre. I don't know who thought that this would be an adequate design.

Give way to drivers exiting the Whitemoss Recreation Area - loss of priority.

Limited sight lines at the St Leonards Road traffic lights on the Calderwood Road shared footway.

I'm hoping this newly marked cycle path alongside Whitemoss Avenue will be widened once the work behind the hoardings has been finished.

'Slow' - a path that needs widened once the work behind the hoarding is finished.

The cycle path between the Murrayhill underpass and Mungo Park is in a rather poor condition.

No signage for East Kilbride's cycle route 1 anywhere through the grounds of the Dollan Aqua Centre, including here where the route leaves the car park and enters the park.

The shared footway to the north of Blackwood is fairly narrow, right next to the carriageway, and ends pretty much as soon as it's past the 30mph signs. So roadies don't use it and it would be difficult to pass someone coming the other way ... [more]

I did suggest at a meeting with Transport Scotland that they link the two bridges across the Raith Interchange roundabout with a bridge over the M74 motorway, creating a far more direct route. But they weren't having it. "Eyesore" or "distr ... [more]

The path linking Bothwell and the Raith Interchange shared-use paths still looks like a building site, despite the motorway junction having been open for several months.

The end of the ramp from the Raith Interchange roundabout cycle bridge (see #93301) ends at the A725 sliproad. There are then some right-angled corners to turn at and toucan crossings to cross to get to Bothwell. Queuing drivers also see ... [more]

The ramp from the cycle bridge over the Raith Interchange roundabout comes down in the No Man's Land between two dual carriageways, rather than on the side where Bothwell is. Users therefore have to cross four carriageways using toucan cros ... [more]

The footway past the bus stop is shared use, but how would anyone alighting from a bus know?

A very narrow shared-use footway adjacent to the 'no expense spared' A727 dual carriageway flyover and sliproads.

A very narrow shared-use footway past a bus stop.

The contraflow facility in King Street is provided by permitting cycling on the existing footway.

The narrow path is covered in mud washed down from the Cathkin Relief Road embankment.

The new route of NCN756 is over the right fork to the toucan crossing. The path ahead leads to a high kerb. I took a group ride over this and half of them went straight on, and it's not difficult to see why, especially with the old Give Way ... [more]

Painted 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.

The 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.

The 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.

The 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 mod ... [more]

The 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.

South Lanarkshire Council is excelling itself here, I think.

Not good for cycling, not good for bussing.

Totally 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.

Route (74) is signed along this fairly ordinary footway.

A steep ramp out of underpass at Old Glasgow Road.

Cyclists Rejoin Carriageway, at right angles!

This traffic island has a cage.

The cycleway around the roundabout at Drumsagard, where the traffic island isn't even big enough for the Give Way triangle!

A 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.

A 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.

Cyclists are expected to cycle on the footway past a blind corner and then through the bus stop waiting area.

A busy shared-use footway outside Cambuslang station.

I guess it's a cycleway.

The cycleway carries along the footway as far as the next junction, then ends.

The cycleway on the footway starts just after the first M74 on-ramp junction.

The 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 n ... [more]

The toucan crossing signal boxes are positioned so they face away from approaching users.

Apparently the cycle route has joined the (totally normal looking) footway. Possibly back at the roundabout where there is a dropped kerb.

A very narrow town centre footway that has been made shared use due to this part of King Street being one-way!

This footway has been made shared use, even though it is so narrow!

A very poor section of shared footway on the corner of Quay Road and Glasgow Road.

The usual Give Way markings at every entranceway.

An off-centre bollard at the end of the path between May Gardens and May Street, but then the cycle route is routed along the footway of May Street cul-de-sac, rather than going onto the carriageway. Needless to say someone has parked a car ... [more]

Plenty of roadspace, but clearly this footway has not been widened when it was "converted" to a shared-use foot and cycleway. There's no dropped kerb for cyclists to rejoin the carriageway if they are not turning left into Yews Crescent.

The crossing of Whitehill Road, right next to the A724 roundabout.

After crossing Glasgow Road, the cycle route goes down another narrow path, with another black-painted barrier. Since there is another barrier between the path and the road, why is the second barrier necessary? However, it would be bette ... [more]

The cycle route is via a narrow path to an unsignalised crossing of the A724, then along the footway to use another narrow path, before heading around the rear of the tower block, all because the powers that be won't tackle the real issue o ... [more]

The reason for the sign in #38930, the narrow and muddy path under Strathclyde Bridge, where no attempt has been made to improve the path

Even 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 servic ... [more]

NCN 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 loo ... [more]

At 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.

End 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.

There 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.

Although 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.

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