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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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NCN756 closed in North Claremont Street, with a partly obscured sign saying to dismount and use footway. But there is no footway on this side of the road, and the road itself is one-way the opposite way. The 'diversion' sign lying on the cy ... [more]

NCN756 closed in North Claremont Street, with a sign saying to dismount and use footway. But there's no footway on this side and pedestrians are walking in the road.

Potholes in Sauchiehall Street.

Just your standard Advance Stop Line with a cycle lane approach that will be driven in by motorists using the pointless inside lane. And another van driver who has parked on the footway.

The bollards removed for COP26 still have not been reinstated, and the plastic box keeps getting moved aside, allowing drivers to enter and leave the Kelvingrove Art Gallery grounds from Argyle Street, at the pedestrian crossing (see #18239 ... [more]

Car parking at the Kelvin Way junction still an on-going problem.

A very poorly maintained raised junction at the intersection of Bank Street and Glasgow Street. The paving blocks are very uneven and awkward to ride over.

A poor road environment on Sauchiehall Street at Charing Cross, leading to these two cycling on the footway and traffic island. And they weren't the only ones.

Not so much 'No Parking' as not enough cycle parking in the right places. Also, it was installed too close to the wall.

Van parking on the recently rebuild footway in University Avenue. There are parking bays in the road in front of the building the vans are parked at the rear of, in University Gardens.

A delivery van parked on the recently rebuilt footway, and two more vans parked further along. This is what happens when the roadway is designed without any provision for loading bays.

No change on the completed section of the Old Dumbarton Road cycleway, with rotting leaf mess and litter strewn about.

The Old Dumbarton Road cycleway appears to be nearing completion at long last, and is getting used. Lining still to be done on this section.

The Old Dumbarton Road cycleway appears to be nearing completion at long last. But still not clear how it integrates with anything else.

The Old Dumbarton Road cycleway appears to be nearing completion at long last.

The burst water main in #189435 has been repaired and the road patched, but the pothole has been left untouched!

A vandalised 20mph reminder sign, with a contradictory 30mph sign on the joining side road. Also, a commercial vehicle parked on the footway, including tactile paving, at the junction.

A pothole full of water, and water rising through the footway surface. The sign says "Due to burst water main please do not park", but was ignored by one private plates driver. (The pipes belong to a team of window cleaners.)

Was I imagining that this road got resurfaced last year? A very poor surface on a road that supposedly is the flagship Colleges Cycle Route. See #186854.

Was I imagining that this road got resurfaced last year?

Was I imagining that this road got resurfaced last year? The sign for the junction ahead should show a crossroads, not just a junction on one side.

Still no dropped kerb at the Panmure Gate entrance to the award-winning Claypits Local Nature Reserve.

Van and car parking on the (presumably shared use) footway connecting the Craighall Road toucan crossing to the Forth & Clyde Canal at Speirs Wharf. The car is also blocking a dropped kerb (the dropped kerb can be seen better in #188011).

Traffic signals out again on Craighall Road. Not easy to see approaching traffic around the bend! The cycleway crosses here to get to the canal path at Speirs Wharf.

The path around the side of the Sighthill redevelopment approaching Pinkston Road. I believe this path will form parts of the cycle routes from Cumbernauld and Springburn to the city centre.

The main path around the side of the Sighthill redevelopment. I believe this is to become part of the cycle routes from Cumbernauld and Springburn to the city centre.

An inexplicable hairpin bend feature on the path around the side of the Sighthill site redevelopment. I believe this is to be the replacement cycle route between the city centre and Springburn.

Incorrect corduroy 'hazard' tactile paving used on Sighthill Avenue, in contrast to the correct 'cycleway' paving mostly used on Pinkston Road. This is one of the main flagship routes in Sighthill.

The end of the Sighthill Avenue cycleway approaching Springburn Road. Don't be tempted to go through the archway, since there is a step on the other side!

Incorrect corduroy 'hazard' tactile paving used on Sighthill Avenue, in contrast to the correct 'cycleway' paving mostly used on Pinkston Road. This is one of the main flagship routes in Sighthill.

Incorrect corduroy 'hazard' tactile paving used on Sighthill Avenue, in contrast to the correct 'cycleway' paving mostly used on Pinkston Road. This is one of the main flagship routes in Sighthill.

No cycle priority along Pinkston Road at minor side road crossing.

Incorrect corduroy 'hazard' tactile paving used on Pinkston Road at Sighthill Avenue, in contrast to the correct 'cycleway' paving used elsewhere on Pinkston Road.

A new (not even open) cycleway alongside Pinkston Road, approaching its end before the railway bridge.

A new (not even open) cycleway alongside Pinkston Road, without priority crossing a side road.

A new (not even open) cycleway alongside Pinkston Road, at junction with Sighthill Avenue.

A new (not even open) cycleway alongside Pinkston Road, without priority crossing a side road.

The latest on the Sighthill Bridge construction site.

The St Andrews Drive cycleway is now rideable.

The St Andrews Drive cycleway is now rideable.

The St Andrews Drive cycleway is physically rideable, but awaits completion of traffic signal works.

One of the sets of sheltered cycle parking at the Burrell Collection in Pollok Country Park.

No sign of any cycle parking at this Lidl supermarket.

Toucan crossing on North Canal Bank Street, connecting the cycleway to the bascule bridge over the canal.

Dropped kerbs have now been installed to assist with cycling around the gate at Speir's Wharf, addressing the issue in #170157.

According to the sign, cyclists are to give way to pedestrians on the steps and narrow, steeply graded path down to the Kelvin Walkway.

Part of Queen Margaret Road/Doune Quadrant has been shut to all vehicular traffic, and now Heras fencing has been put across the full width of the carriageway, preventing its use for cycling. The footway remains open and some cyclists are u ... [more]

The parking control traffic order for North Kelvinside has been fully implemented, including the one-way streets, and yet this Fire Path, which was proposed for opening up to cycling, remains closed to cycling. Just as the Queen Margaret ... [more]

The parking control traffic order for North Kelvinside has been fully implemented, including the one-way streets, and yet this Fire Path, which was proposed for opening up to cycling, remains closed to cycling. Just as the Queen Margaret ... [more]

Temporary closure of Doune Quadrant/Queen Margaret Road, a popular but unadvertised "quietway" style route for cycling in North Kelvinside. The previous barriers have now been replaced with Heras fencing, without any provision for cycling. ... [more]

The Doune Quadrant/Doune Gardens traffic filter is even harder to use with added roadworks and carefree parking.

The correct sign, No Through Road except cycles, but partially obscured by stickers.

Old habits die hard when there's months between installation and commissioning, and this cyclist, despite having triggered the detector, went straight to the pedestian crossing rather than waiting at the cycle signals.

The resurfacing of the path from the Forth & Clyde Canal to Netherton Road, down the side of the David Lloyd Club only lasts a few metres, but it at least eliminates the step between the existing asphalt and the rest of the path.

A regular location for bikes parked to the fence, on Bunhouse Road outside the Kelvin Hall.

No improvement on last year then. Leaf mess all over the path, and the tactile paving is still wrong.

Cycles only beyond this point? The one on the nearside of the crossing should not be there, and signs to diagram 955 should have the bicycle symbol with the front wheel to the left. Just after I took the photo, a delivery van driver used ... [more]

It's great that the path from Netherton Road to the Forth & Clyde Canal towpath has been widened and resurfaced, but those bollards are just in the way at the point of a blind corner. Put them at the road end of the path where they would be ... [more]

One thing that is quite disappointing on the Garscube Rd project is the minor junction design, what is going on with these bell mouths, no sharp kerb / ramp up from either direction - really promotes fast driving without taking due care. ht ... [more]

The narrow advisory cycle lanes on Highburgh Road are almost invisible. The taxi is parked on a bus stop clearway.

The narrow advisory cycle lanes on Highburgh Road are almost invisible. The section of road in the foreground has been resurfaced, and awaits the reinstatement of road markings.

Highburgh Road, resurfaced, but awaiting reinstatement of road markings besides the stop lines for the toucan crossing.

The narrow advisory cycle lanes on Highburgh Road are almost invisible. The section of road in the foreground has been resurfaced and awaits the reinstatement of road markings.

There used to be a path forking right here, from the Kelvin Walkway into Wyndford, but now there's a new fence, so it looks like the path won't be returning once the long-term water works are finished.

Castle Roofing North East casually parked way up a cycle lane #glasgow NG58KXV @YPLAC https://t.co/6QDOIEONqe

The visitor bike parking at the Kelvingrove Art Gallery is full of hire bikes, so this visitor has locked to a lamppost near the entrance.

An abandoned car blocking the entrance to Dawsholm Park.

An almost unreadable pair of route signs.

Details of the steps down from the Stockingfield Bridge. There is a wheeling ramp (with the usual problems they entail), but once the bridge is properly open, using the main ramp will be far more attractive for those cycling. See also #1864 ... [more]

Stepped access from the Stockingfield Bridge down to the canalside path towards Gilshochill. See also #186428.

The bridge is no longer open. Barriers across the eastern end.

The main arc of the new Stockingfield Junction bridge appears to be unofficially open, but the branch to Ruchill still has barriers. The steps provide a direct route option for pedestrians not needing the ramp.

Some artwork can be found alongside the new Stockingfield Junction bridge.

The new Stockingfield Junction bridge on the Forth & Clyde Canal.

The path towards Gilshochill suddenly gets narrow. Narrow enough that for people to pass, one has to stand aside off the path.

The ramp up to the Forth & Clyde Canal towpath from Lochburn Road has been made wider and resurfaced.

The main arc of the new Stockingfield Junction bridge appears to be unofficially open.

The Ruchill branch of the new Stockingfield Junction bridge awaits opening.

The main arc of the new Stockingfield Junction bridge appears to be unofficially open.

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

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