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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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The Clyde Place cycleway has been shut for building works, but a diversion has been established via the riverside walkway.

The footway and cycleway remain open during Network Rail bridge works above Clyde Place.

Cycle parking on Gorbals Street near the Sheriff Court.

The residents have decided to park all over the cycleway.

Still no progress on fixing the riverside path.

Path from Provost Way to the riverside path bypassing the steeply graded path in #99172.

Path from Prospecthill Circus approaching Jessie Street.

No dropped kerb and a pavement parking problem at the new end of the path from Jessie Street to Prospecthill Circus.

The surface of the path between Prospecthill Circus and Toryglen Road in Rutherglen has still not been improved. This would form a useful alternative to the main Prospecthill Road, including for commuting. But not in this state.

London Road cycle track.

Just after taking this a cyclist went by and narrowly avoided a car turning across the cycle path which was unable to see because of the van being 'parked' like this. Its genuinely no exaggeration to say that a cyclist will be seriously inj ... [more]

The path continues over to the mountain biking site.

The Cathkin Braes cycle path ends at the entrance to the country park, but could extend further to connect with the junction of the road to Rogerton.

The Cathkin Braes cycle path crosses a farm access.

A cycle track extends from the end of Gallowhill Road alongside the B759 as far as an entrance to the Cathkin Braes mountain biking.

Bikes parked outside Crossmyloof station. Perhaps this is easier than getting to the cycle parking on the Glasgow-bound platform. There is space here for stands.

The footbridge at the end of Dolphin Road has fairly steep ramps, but also has quite a bit of upstand on the kerbs on each side.

No dropped kerb at this entrance to Maxwell Park. It would suit a raised crossing across to the station entrance opposite.

Toucan crossing on Beith Street out of use. This road can be quite busy at peak times.

Oft loving this office blocks secure cycle parking!!! 🤣👍🏻 https://t.co/TRKAoByieT

No dropped kerb at the end of the Kelvin Walkway access path at Lochgilp Street, although there is one slightly further on at the steps.

A connection from Bantaskin Street to Cowal Road, although there is no formal crossing across the latter, and not even a dropped kerb there. Should the awkward bit of the Kelvin Walkway (at #100566) ever be rebuilt, this will be the diversi ... [more]

A tree surrounded by a concrete plinth in Bantaskin Street. The path to the Kelvin Walkway now has a barrier saying 'No Entry' at its entrance.

With the housing development now happening off of Bantaskin Street, it might be time to remove at least one of these barriers.

It's March and last autumn's leaf mess is still plaguing the Kelvin Walkway. Overtrousers or a change of trousers required on wet days, even with full length mudguards.

Most of the gullies on this section of road appeared to be blocked, but this one was also dislodged from its mounting.

The Kelvin Hall now has replacement cycle parking, and it has been located in the former taxi drop-off lane outside the front door.

Anyone wanting to avoid the traffic on Argyle Street by using the route in #113424 is faced with this poor quality back lane to get to Corunna Street. Watch out for glass!

Evidence of a desire line through the park from Kelvinhaugh Street to Corunna Street, avoiding Argyle Street. From Corunna Street there is a de facto quietway to the city centre via the Skypark path.

A puddle on the West City Way in Kelvingrove Park.

The contraflow cycle lane in Blythswood Street has been obstructed by a fallen over fence.

A flooding problem on the road to Robroyston station.

I was surprised to find this direction sign for HMNB Clyde, Faslane, at this location.

A dropped kerb has been installed at the end of the Garriochmill Way path, but the retention of the painted car parking bay across it causes it to frequently be blocked by car parking.

A dropped kerb has been installed at the end of the Garriochmill Way path.

With the dropped kerb on the right, the cycle track connecting North Woodside Road to Hopehill Road/Maryhill Road junction is blocked by the hire bike. Weaving around the hire bike thus becomes necessary, when having the dropped kerb in the ... [more]

An old railway track alongside the A752 at Drumpellier Country Park, which would make a better route for the Seven Lochs Trail than the footway of the A752. It just needs a path to be built on the trackbed and across to a road crossing. Vie ... [more]

No safe crossing of the A752 at Commonhead Road, on the Seven Lochs Trail, and not even a dropped kerb! Just a promise of a future bridge across the M73 and A752, if it gets funding.

The Seven Lochs Trail crosses the A752 and goes into Drumpellier Country Park. But there's not even a dropped kerb to help with the crossing of this busy A road at Commonhead Road.

A Nextbike bike hire station on the corner of Firhill Road and Garscube Road, with stands for ordinary and electric hire bikes.

The 'No Through Road' sign should have been fitted with an 'except cycles' plate when the Hopehill Road closure was opened up to cycling (in background and at #108226).

Electric bike hire stands at North Woodside Road. This area will be rearranged as part of the Connecting Woodside project, but at the moment any ebikes placed in the stands (as in #113230) would be obstructing the footway, and due to the lo ... [more]

A Fire Path closed to cycling on Wilton Street.

No cycle access from Bonawe Street onto Maryhill Road.

A rather disjointed looking cycle connection between Springbank Street and Garscube Road at Queen's Cross, but a connection nonetheless. And cycle parking.

'No Through Road' signs that need 'except cycles' plates, since the other end of the road is open to cycle access.

The Seven Lochs Trail joins Commonhead Road.

Flytipping on the Seven Lochs Trail near Commonhead Road, additional to #112874.

The path surface has become mud on this short section.

The end of the loop to the viewpoint. See also #113014.

The sign points to a viewpoint, but the more direct route is to the right. See also #113015.

Path rebuilding work in progress.

Building a path that people can care about.

Path rebuilding in progress.

One of the signs is clearly not pointing the right way, and the surface is poor, but the path behind the camera is being rebuilt (see #113011).

A cross-roads of paths, where the Seven Lochs Trail turns left.

The positions of the dropped kerbs at the Lochend Road crossing is poor, and could easily be rectified. Alternatively, a raised crossing could be installed, which would have the added benefit of slowing drivers coming down the hill into Eas ... [more]

The road crossing at Lochend Road could be better.

I don't know why the path doesn't continue behind the wall. The cobbles are not everyone's cup of tea.

An entrance to the Bishop Loch section of the Seven Lochs Trail at Auchingill Road.

The Seven Lochs Trail at Auchingill Road, Easterhouse.

A broken picnic table overlooking the Bishop Loch on the Seven Lochs Trail.

A signpost on the Seven Lochs Trail, where the path ahead leads over to Gartloch.

Marker posts on the Seven Lochs Trail.

A signpost for the Seven Loch Trail at Easterhouse.

A sign for the Seven Lochs Trail in the woods at Easterhouse.

Inscription at the entrance to the Seven Lochs Trail near Balcurvie Road, seen in #112951.

Entrance to the next section of the Seven Lochs Trail. (Close-up in #112952.)

A piece of art for the Seven Lochs Trail, but also accompanied by flytipping.

An attempt to tidy the area up but flytipping hasn't been eradicated.

I'm not sure what this sign means in the context of a residential road with footways.

A poor transition between path and road at Balcurvie Road.

Marker posts guide the way along the Seven Lochs Trail around Easterhouse.

No dropped kerb at the turn from Auchinlea Road onto the Seven Lochs Trail. The footway is not shared-use. Given the busy traffic around the entrance to the Fort shopping centre, it may be worth considering upgrading this footway, but inclu ... [more]

A sign for the Seven Lochs Trail on Gartloch Road. I hadn't noticed any other signs since leaving Cardowan Moss, and although I know my way around here, there is potential for people to get lost in the Tillycairn Road area.

Marker posts guide the way along the Seven Lochs Trail in Cardowan Moss. Although this one has lost its badge, the location of the other post around the corner, and the lack of another post straight ahead, mark the turn.

A signpost on the Seven Lochs Trail in Cardowan Moss.

Marker posts guide the way along the Seven Lochs Trail in Cardowan Moss.

Route signs for the Seven Lochs Trail at Avenue End Road. The path connection across the other side is not so great, but the signs point the way into Hogganfield Park.

Route signs for the Seven Lochs Trail at Avenue End Road.

A new bridge taking shape in the Claypits nature reserve.

A new ramp is to be constructed here, linking the Forth & Clyde Canal towpath, together with the new bridge to the Claypits nature reserve, to Garscube Road.

A new bridge being constructed across the Forth & Clyde Canal at Firhill.

Still no dropped kerb at Pinkston Road to join the path between the M8 motorway and the former Sighthill Park. The new location for the Sighthill standing stones can be seen to the right.

Steps and half-width ramps on the path between Baird Street and Sighthill.

The path north to Pinkston Drive has been closed and dug up.

A damaged route sign for the cycle route to the City Centre, but the route is closed off due to the Sighthill regeneration project a short distance away.

An 'Accident Blackspot' sign in Royston Road.

A footbridge across the M8 motorway, connecting Queenslie Industrial Estate and Garthamlock.

A big hole in the path between the bollards, and evidence of flooding and poor drainage.

'Cyclists Dismount' at the footbridge across the motorway connecting Queenslie Industrial Estate and the Fort shopping centre.

The path behind the recycling centre at Queenslie.

A path from Bartiebeith Road that heads around the back of Queenslie Industrial Estate, next to the M8 motorway.

Flytipping on Commonhead Road.

A short length of painted cycle lane appears next to the cycle lane sign. The previous cycle lane sign didn't have any cycle lane.

Whoever designed this does not cycle! The cycle lane being used as a car park goes is obstructed by a kerb at the toucan crossing over to Morrison's supermarket and retail park.

Aside from the cars parked in the cycle lane, the lane is approached through hatching which normally means don't drive or cycle here except in an emergency.

Sustainable drainage provides space for roadworks signs! Beyond the sign, there's another of those mysterious ramps as in #112831.

The road to the replacement bridge at Bogside Road has not been completed yet. This will lead to #112836.

The entrance to the Robroyston station car park on the Millerston side. A 'Cyclists Dismount' sign but nothing to say motorists can't drive all the way to their parking spaces.

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