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Photo listing : obstructions (problem)

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The dropped kerb associated with the crossing from the NCN756 Mavor Avenue shared footway, necessary for southbound cyclists due to the blind bend at the Gateway junction, has been removed and replaced with a regular kerb.

The desire line seen in #113801 comes over the mound and onto the path seen to the right of this picture. If there is no special reason to retain the mound, it should be removed and a proper path provided as a through route from the East Ki ... [more]

Steps linking from Dunblane Drive onto the East Kilbride railway path. If there was the political will, there would be a ramp here.

An attempt at filtered permeability on Parkhall Street, but no provision for cycling through the road closure.

Very poor sightlines where the path from the ramp of the footbridge and from Lindores Drive meets the Queensway footway.

Lots of barriers on the southern side of the Queensway footbridge at Sudbury Crescent.

Footbridge across Queensway, linking Sudbury Crescent and Lindores Drive, and other local streets. But no dropped kerb at the base of the ramp.

Still no dropped kerb on Strathtay Avenue at the start of the Mossneuk cycle route.

No proper connecting path between the back of Hairmyres Hospital and Strathtay Avenue, even though this is the way to the nearest cycle route.

The railway footbridge from Tennant Avenue to Eaglesham Road (and towards Hairmyres Hospital) has steps at one end, and they look like they need replacing, so let's have a ramp instead.

The 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.

Not only has the footbridge got steps and no ramp, but it is also in the way of the Queensway shared-use footway.

Is this the correct sign for a narrowing with barriers?

Carmunnock Road ends within sight of Stewartfield Way, and has the potential to connect with the East Kilbride path network and provide a cycle route to Glasgow.

Sharp and narrow turn on crossing on NCR 756. Lamp post further obstructs turning space for bicycle.

Busy bus stop on shared path on NCR 756. High traffic noise means people often cannot hear bike bell.

Traffic lights obstructing shared use path on NCR 756

A short flight of steps links Peel Park Place to the path to Hairmyres.

The gap to the side of the gate would be easier to use if all the other debris was removed. There's another gate up next to the golf course club house, but all is neat and tidy there.

The connection from Barr Terrace to NCN756 on West Mains Road is pedestrian only.

The 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.

Alison Lea blocked to through traffic at Morrishall Road, with no allowance for cycling. Pedestrians only.

The widened footway on this side of Calderwood Road ends, but not before it has been obstructed by a control cabinet for the toucan crossing.

The original cycle track leads cyclists out onto the busy Whitemoss Road carriageway. But the footway has been made shared use, without a connection being made between the cycle track and the footway to allow transfer onto the shared footwa ... [more]

New cycle markings and site entrance on Churchill Avenue, complete with obstructive sign posts. Once this site is operational, it looks like cyclists will have to wait for drivers exiting the car park to move off the crossing. The 'Give ... [more]

The only barriers I encountered on the Whitehills cycle route, and no signage to say whether the route goes straight ahead to the Queensway underpass or turns right along Strathcona Place towards the Murray Roundabout.

Barriers across the path at Curlew Drive, the Crosshouse Primary School access road.

Barriers across the path at Mallard Crescent, and no dropped kerb.

Barriers at Burnside View raised crossing. Hardly a busy main road!

Barriers at the junction of two paths.

Barriers on the paths either side of Newlandsmuir Road. Quite why East Kilbride's cycle route 1 doesn't go straight across and along the path ahead right through to Lonsdale Gait (avoiding the Greenhills Road roundabout) I don't know.

The missing link in a 20-mile mostly off-road cycle route between Glasgow Green and Strathclyde Country Park.

More obstructions on the narrow Mill Street footway.

A narrow footway unsuitable for cycling, but at either end has cycle facilities, seen in #90566 and #90572.

If cyclists are to stay on the footway at #90566, they will end up here at a very narrow section of footway through a bus shelter.

The path from Larchfield Drive is obstructed by barriers, then there is an uncontrolled crossing of the Cathkin Relief Road, and steps and a hair-pin path up to Fernhill.

Quite an awkward approach to the new toucan crossing alongside the Cathkin Relief Road.

While 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.

Avant 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.

It'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.

It'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.

This 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.

Awkward 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.

NCN75 continuity hopelessly mismanaged at new housing development where footway car parking is endemic.

The path ahead is blocked off where it meets Hallside Road, so the only option is left down some steps onto Walnut Gate.

No real attempt to allow bike access to housing estate via path from main road, and quite narrow cycle lanes for a 40mph road.

Each 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.

The 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 t ... [more]

Toucan 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.

The designer of this has obviously been watching too many Danny MacAskill videos! Footway/cycleway crossing M74 off-ramp.

The 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.

Posts, one of them seemingly just for the hell of it! All three cars were driven through the second red light as well.

I guess this may be temporary, but the park needs a gate that doesn't force anyone on a bike to mount the kerb.

A sign for motorists blocking the shared use footway. There is no indication as to what way the cycle route takes at the junction ahead.

Barriers across the path next to the unsignalised Glasgow Road crossing. Cyclists following the signed route cross and don't actually rejoin the carriageway. The distance of 3 miles to Hamilton is only slightly less than on a sign in ... [more]

Dig it up, put a bus shelter on it, then slap some paint on it! Shared path for #cycling @SouthLanCouncil style http://t.co/Pfpx2Vc1Ig

Found this in the middle of route 756 today at Rutherglen. Shared path. Any advice? @magnatom @sustrans http://t.co/HiDOGBUjxF

Closed cycle way.

Update 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.

Gate 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.

Gate across road has bypass for pedestrians on one side and a low wooden board for cyclists to lift their bikes over at the other.

Gate 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.

New 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.

Pole in shared-use footway, Nerston, by East Kilbride. This is NCN 756.

Give Way to the fence, you know it makes sense!

NCN74 - barriers at side road crossing This must be the most pointless NCN infrastructure anywhere.

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