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Cycling in Glasgow

Glasgow is a city with a lot of transport infrastructure, including motorways, rail and an extensive bus network, and now has a slowly expanding cycle network.

There are National Cycle Network routes into the city, and various local routes have also been provided for cyclists around the city. These routes vary from off-road cycle paths, through quiet street routes and on-road cycle lanes, to fully segregated roadside cycle tracks, "Copenhagen style" as Glasgow City Council likes to put it! Advance Stop Lines have been provided at a number of signal-controlled junctions. However, there are still areas of the city with little in the way of cycle infrastructure.

The local cycle campaign group in Glasgow is Go Bike! Strathclyde Cycle Campaign, which works to try and improve the provision for cyclists, both on-road and off. Go Bike has produced its own paper cycle map, which not only shows the signed cycle routes, but also many suggested quiet road routes for linking across the city. Details on the website.

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Bad tree root damage to the path down from Campbell Street to the Stockingfield Bridge. While not ever going to be a main access route, it is still one that will be used by local people and this damage should have been addressed.

@scottishcanals the approach to the canal at Stockingfield is blocked by a car https://t.co/YGzt9A4nhx

Why advertise that the access ramps are open onto towpath at Stockingfield then allow vans to park on them forcing people into deep mud?. And I walked round from the house the other evening with yard brush to clean glass off I mentioned pre ... [more]

Another planter displaced in Kelvin Way. Time for something more permanent.

The Netherton Road traffic filter has still not been modified to comply with Council Policy to allow cycles through, and this rusty stump of a post is a tripping, cutting and puncture hazard when trying to get around using the lowest point ... [more]

The visitor cycle parking at Kelvingrove Art Gallery now full of hire bikes.

Waterloo Street, Glasgow

Waterloo Street, Glasgow

The Glee Club, Renfrew Street, Glasgow

Anderston Bridge, Glasgow

Anderston Bridge, Glasgow

Anderston Bridge, Glasgow

Anderston Bridge, Glasgow

Panorama from Anderston Bridge, Glasgow

Anderston Bridge, Glasgow

Helpful! A handrail and place to rest the foot while waiting for the lights to change. I didn't have anyone with me to pose for the camera. Elderslie Street, Glasgow

Elderslie Street, Glasgow

Elderslie Street, Glasgow

Berkeley Street, Glasgow

Berkeley Street, Glasgow

Berkeley Street, Glasgow

Helpful! A handrail and place to rest the foot while waiting for the lights to change. I didn't have anyone with me to pose for the camera.

North Claremont Street cycleway, Glasgow

North Claremont Street cycleway, Glasgow

Cyclable, but steep paths in the Park, Glagow

The Granite Steps, Glasgow

Elderslie Street, I waited long enough for a full cycle of the main traffic lights, but these ones on a segregated cycleway did not change during that time.

Elderslie Street, I waited long enough for a full cycle of the main traffic lights, but these ones on a segregated cycleway did not change during that time.

Stepped ramp at Charing Cross, Glasgow See also #144003 which describes small asphalt ramps, which I did not notice.

Panorama from footbridge at Charing Cross, Glasgow.

Panorma of Charing Cross from a footbridge in Glasgow.

There's a sort of route between the bridge on the left and the path on the right here on Renfrew Street. The area is known as Charing Cross. The bridge has three small steps at the far end, so it is not a cycle route.

Steep but cyclable path down from Hill Street, Glasgow

Hill Street, Glasgow

View from Hill Street, Glasgow

Garnet Street, Glasgow

Hill Street, Glasgow

Garnet Street, Glasgow

Hill Street

Amusing sculpture outside Buchanan Street Station, Glasgow

All the hire bikes are out on a Saturday morning.

The lanes between the main roads are really just service roads for the buildings with lots of blockages.

The new Stockingfield Bridge awaiting opening.

Replacement hairpin bend ramp connecting the canal towpath to Lochburn Road.

Cycle parking and a road connecting from the new university campus extension towards the South Front.

The zig-zag ramp and steps up from Kelvingrove into the new university campus extension are now open.

The zig-zag ramp and steps up from Kelvingrove into the new university campus extension are now open.

No surface improvement to the canal towpath at Firhill Road. The improvement stops at the Ruchill Street bridge.

What looks like a new type of cycle counter on Garscube Road. I didn't wait to find out.

A surface dressing has been applied to the now closed to motor traffic George Square East, outside the City Chambers.

Work continues on the Gorbals Street cycleway, which will form part of the South City Way. Here on Victoria Bridge where work presently ends.

Work continues on the Gorbals Street cycleway, which will form part of the South City Way. This is the toucan crossing where NCN756, the South Bank cycle route, crosses.

Work continues on the Gorbals Street cycleway, which will form part of the South City Way.

Work continues on the Gorbals Street cycleway, which will form part of the South City Way. A floating parking bay and bus stop can be seen here.

A van parked over the dropped kerb that allows cycle access to Balvicar Street and Queen's Park.

While the Nithsdale Road railway bridge is being rebuilt, the Strathbungo footbridge in Moray Place has been made accessible, in advance of its permanent replacement. The work involves timber ramps at each side, leading to a step-free bridg ... [more]

Technically it is pointing the right way, but surprising to see a sign for the Wiltshire Cycleway in Glasgow!

Temporary cycle parking on the grass verge at the Riverside Museum while the regular cycle parking is out of bounds due to construction work.

This lamppost is the only hint that there is a Charles Rennie Mackintosh art centre here. It has burned down twice and is obscured by the dense scaffolding. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_Rennie_Mackintosh

Colourful cycle parking area opposite the burned down Mackintosh art centre, glasgow.

Renfrew Street, Glasgow

View from the street where the burned down Mackintosh art museum is sited.

Wide cycleway on Sauciehall Street, Glasgow.

Wide cycleway on Sauciehall Street, Glasgow.

Ovobikes / Next bike hire point, Glasgow.

Ovobikes / Next bike hire point, Glasgow.

Memorial to Blockade Runners 1936-1939 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blockade_runner

U turn required to follow the riverside path along the Clyde, Glasgow.

Steep ramp up to street level to avoid steps on the riverside route.

Wide cycle lane, Finnieston, Glasgow

Contactless method of activating the crossing.

NCN75 Riverside path, Clyde, Glasgow

Sustrans milepost NCN7

Bells bridge, Glasgow

Millennium cycle bridge, Glasgow

Footbridge over the Clydeside Expressway. It's a stepped ramp, but there's some attempt to improve it with in-fill on part of the steps. I saw a cyclist ride down it carefully.

Cycleway alongside the Clyde, Glasgow

Recreating the image of travelling on a night out on a tram in Glasgow. The fabulous Riverside Museum, Glasgow. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Riverside_Museum

Dress exhibit in the fabulous Riverside Museum, Glasgow. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Riverside_Museum

Dresses worn on a night out in Glasgow. The fabulous Riverside Museum, Glasgow. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Riverside_Museum

View from the fabulous Riverside Museum, Glasgow. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Riverside_Museum

The fabulous Riverside Museum, Glasgow. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Riverside_Museum

The fabulous Riverside Museum, Glasgow. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Riverside_Museum

The fabulous Riverside Museum, Glasgow. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Riverside_Museum

This is a Möbius strip of bicycles through the ages at the fabulous Riverside Museum, Glasgow. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Riverside_Museum https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/M%C3%B6bius_strip

Sinclair C5 exhibit at the fabulous Riverside Museum, Glasgow.

Sinclair C5 exhibit at the fabulous Riverside Museum, Glasgow.

Sinclair C5 exhibit at the fabulous Riverside Museum, Glasgow.

Sinclair C5 exhibit at the fabulous Riverside Museum, Glasgow. This has a cycling simulation done in 1980s style graphics - responding to your pedalling and steering. Quite tricky.

Sinclair C5 exhibit at the fabulous Riverside Museum, Glasgow. This has a cycling simulation done in 1980s style graphics - responding to your pedalling and steering. Quite tricky.

The world’s oldest bicycle is in the fabulous Riverside Museum.

The world’s oldest bicycle is in the fabulous Riverside Museum.

The world’s oldest bicycle is in the fabulous Riverside Museum.

The world’s oldest bicycle is in the fabulous Riverside Museum.

The world’s oldest bicycle is in the fabulous Riverside Museum.

The world’s oldest bicycle is in the fabulous Riverside Museum.

The world’s oldest bicycle is in the fabulous Riverside Museum.

The world’s oldest bicycle is in the fabulous Riverside Museum.

Ovo bike point

Sustrans milepost outside the fabulous Riverside Museum.

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